Clean Transportation Program Workforce Development

The California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program has funded multiple projects to develop the workforce needed for zero-emission vehicles and the associated charging and refueling infrastructure. For more information, see Clean Transportation Funding Areas: Workforce Development.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP)

According to the EVITP website, the program “is a collaboration of industry stakeholders including: Automakers, EVSE Manufacturers, Educational Institutions, Utility Companies, Electrical Industry Professionals and key EV Industry Stakeholders.”

Legal Requirement

  • Existing law (Assembly Bill 841, Ting, Chapter 372, Statutes of 2020) requires Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) certification to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure and equipment for work performed on or after January 1, 2022, subject to certain exceptions.
  • All electric vehicle charging infrastructure and equipment located on the customer side of the electrical meter shall be installed by a contractor with the appropriate license classification, as determined by the Contractors’ State License Board, and at least one electrician on each crew, at any given time, who holds an EVITP certification.
  • Projects that include installation of a charging port supplying 25 kilowatts or more to a vehicle must have at least 25 percent of the total electricians working on the crew for the project, at any given time, who hold EVITP certification. One member of each crew may be both the contractor and an EVITP certified electrician.
  • Exemptions to AB 841 include the following:
    • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure installed by employees of an electrical corporation or local publicly owned electric utility.
    • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure funded by moneys derived from credits generated from the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program.
    • Single-family home residential electric vehicle chargers that can use an existing 208/240-volt outlet.

Getting started with EVITP


The Energy Commission is interested in the experiences of stakeholders including, but not limited to, contractors, site hosts, grant recipients, and equity groups regarding both Energy Commission−funded training programs and external programs such as EVITP. Comments can be submitted to