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SEL University FAQ

Why do I need to create a mySEL account before I register for my first course?

Creating a mySEL account automatically creates a mySELU training plan.

Your mySELU training plan is a record of SEL University training you have purchased. When you purchase an SEL University training course, it is added to your mySELU training plan. While in the mySELU training plan, you can:

  • View training you have completed and courses in which you are enrolled.
  • Access online training in which you are enrolled.
  • View online training completion status.
  • View your transcript.

What is provided when I attend an SEL University classroom-based course?

You will receive a:

  • Complimentary lunch and snacks during breaks. (For on-site customers, please note that your company provides the facility and any refreshments.)
  • Course manual, including an electronic copy of the course manual and any supporting materials. Students are responsible for taking home the materials they receive in class.
  • Certificate of completion.

What are the class times for an SEL University classroom-based course?

Unless otherwise specified, classes are conducted from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

What should I bring to an SEL University class?

Unless otherwise specified on the course page, bring the following items to class for Application (APP), Systems (SYS), and Testing (TST) courses: a scientific calculator, a laptop computer, and any software required by the course. Software must be downloaded and installed prior to the class.

For Protection (PROT), Communications (COM), and Power Systems (PWRS) courses, you will need a scientific calculator. Refer to the “Course Preparation” section on the course page for details.

All classroom-based courses include an electronic copy of the course materials. This information is provided to students two weeks prior to the class and should be downloaded ahead of time.

What are the system requirements for eLearning computer-based training (CBT) and web-based training (WBT) courses?

CBT System Requirements
Windows: Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), or Firefox (latest version)

Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), or Firefox (latest version)

Mobile: Use latest versions of Safari in Apple iOS, Google Chrome in Apple iOS, or Google Chrome in Android OS

Required browser settings:

  • JavaScript must be enabled for published courses to work.
  • Font downloads must be enabled to see the correct fonts and characters.

WBT System Requirements
Internet connection and internet browser

Join a test meeting to test your browser and operating system:


Course Types/Descriptions

APP (Application): Application courses build on the skills obtained in fundamentals courses and provide both technicians and engineers with hands-on settings experience. Content typically includes more exercises than theory and is focused on one primary product type.

COM (Communications): Communications courses teach technicians and engineers introductory and advanced networking and data communication troubleshooting principles and best practices. Focused on communications products, more fundamental.

PROT (Protection Fundamentals): Protection courses teach technicians and engineers power system protection.

SYS (System): Systems courses build on the skills obtained in application and fundamentals courses and provide technicians and engineers with advanced hands-on integration and design experience. Content focuses on multiple product types functioning together.

TST (Testing): Testing courses help you develop the skills needed to test, commission, apply, and troubleshoot SEL products for power system protection solutions. For use with troubleshooting, pulling event reports, checkpoints, and testing equipment. Intended for technicians.

eLearning: Training conducted on the Internet, where students can access their learning materials online at any place and time. E-Learning most often takes place in the form of online courses or online programs and is self-paced. May or may not include a live instructor or equipment

  • eAPP (eLearning version of an application course): Course combines hands-on equipment exercises, recorded lecture, and live virtual instruction.
  • eCOM & ePROT: See descriptions above. Courses with the same number as the live-class are recorded versions. Courses with new number designations are new content for eLearning purposes only.
  • eINTRO: Introduction courses to SEL products or software. Self-paced courses without equipment.
  • CBT (Computer-Based Training): Virtual, self-paced course. We also offer a few complimentary CBT courses: CBT 101, CBT 102, CBT 104, and CBT 105.
  • WBT (Web-Based Training): Virtual, instructor-led training delivered through a web conferencing platform.


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