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An Introduction to Static Electricity and Lightning Protection Systems

COURSE NO: E02-018
An Introduction to Static Electricity and Lightning Protection Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides technical guidance and design requirements for static electricity and lightning protection systems as well as related grounding systems for facilities and other structures. The information provided here may be utilized by electrical engineers in the development of the plans, specifications and calculations, and may serve as the minimum electrical design requirements.  Project conditions may dictate the need for a design that exceeds these minimum requirements.


Static electricity and lightning and protection systems are used to prevent or lessen damage from electrostatic discharges or lightning strikes to structures. These protection systems mitigate the fire hazards posed to structures. A static electricity or lightning protection system provides a low-impedance path for the electric current to lessen the heating effect of current flowing through flammable structural materials. If the current travels through porous and water-saturated materials, these materials may literally explode if their water content is flashed to steam by heat produced from the high current.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for electrical engineers, design professionals, construction managers and other technical personnel seeking an introduction to lightning and static electricity protection systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about key codes and standards
  • Learning about static grounding and bonding requirements
  • Understanding the importance of connections
  • Knowing the special considerations for static bus bars
  • Understanding how to employ ground grab bars
  • Knowing the special factors to consider at petroleum oil lubricant (POL) facilities
  • Learning about the design considerations at aircraft hangars
  • Leaning how to determine the requirements for lightning protection (LPS) systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, “An Introduction to Static Electricity and Lightning Protection Systems”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Static Electricity and Lightning Protection Systems (360 KB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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