Seminar Overview

This virtual, instructor-led Electrical Multimeter Operation, Application, and Troubleshooting course is perfect for new users and veteran journeymen alike. With an emphasis on safety, the course covers multimeter basics such as category ratings, understanding the display, dangers of using the wrong meter, how to verify an electrically safe working condition, and common mistakes that result in injury. Attendees will learn how to properly check for voltage, current and resistance and then apply those measurements to effectively troubleshoot electrical components and systems.

Additional functionality found on many meters, including Hold; Min/Max; Ranging; Low Z; 4-20 mA output, and temperature will be discussed to allow attendees to be able to utilize their multimeter to the fullest. Other test instruments are discussed as well, such as analog meters, voltage testers, megohmmeter, and the latest advances.

Throughout the class, students will participate in hands-on interactive simulations to understand not only how to safely use a multimeter, but how to interpret the measurements and use them to troubleshoot and repair equipment quickly and efficiently.

This 1-day seminar is just $595.

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What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?

Virtual Instructor-led training refers to live audio and video classroom courses taught over the internet with 100 percent instructor/student interaction. Your workers can complete virtual training from their own homes or workplace as long as they have an internet connection, microphone, and webcam.

Virtual training is an effective way to teach basic electrical classes online. Workers can complete a basic electrical course without the costs and health risks associated with physical classrooms, engaging in hands-on practice through simulation training, live class discussions, instructor mentoring, and quizzes. Taking a basic electrical course online is a convenient way to provide workers with important basic electrical training, helping them learn how to handle electrical components in a safe, efficient manner.

Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.

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Discussion Topics

Multimeter Basics

  • How to Select the Proper MultimeteUnderstanding Features and Maximum Ratings
  • Multimeter Safety Category Ratings
  • Proper Applications
  • Dangers of Improper Usage
  • Verifying an Electrically Safe Work Condition

Features and Applications

  • Measuring Voltage, Resistance and Current
  • Types of Meters
  • Ranging and Resolution
  • AC vs. DC Measurements
  • Analog vs. Digital Meters
  • Testing for Continuity
  • Measuring Capacitance
  • Testing Diodes
  • How to use Min/Max feature.
  • 4-20mA Output Signals
  • Other important features


  • Multimeter Best Practices
  • Testing Fuses
  • Troubleshooting Switches, Relays, and Motor Starters
  • Troubleshooting Control Circuits
  • Multimeter vs. Megohmmeter
  • Proper Use of Megohmmeter
  • Troubleshooting Electric Motors
  • Voltage Testers
  • Introduction to Other Testing Tool