National Electrical CodeSee upcoming dates
Learn about the National Electrical Code® (NEC) from a nationally known NEC expert, author, and speaker.
The National Electrical Code® is the "benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect consumers and property from electrical hazards," according to the National Fire Protection Association. This course is organized to help you design, install, or inspect more efficiently by applying the National Electrical Code to your daily work. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to design electrical systems that are code compliant, having an awareness of the liabilities associated with noncompliance.
This course also discusses how the NEC is organized, changes from previous editions, requirements for new and existing installations, "how-to-design" information for electrical systems, and valuable information on how the NEC relates to other standards.
Who Should Attend?
- Safety personnel
- Consultants and contractors
Changes from the NEC® 2017 revision to the NEC® 2020 revision (2 hours)
- The purpose of the NEC® and what it covers
- The code arrangement: how the parts complement each other
- Metric and other measurement rules
Requirements for Electrical Installations
- Electrical connections
- Flash protection
- Working space clearances
- Dedicated equipment space
- Circuit impedance and other characteristics
- Interrupting rating of O/C devices
- Identification of disconnects for services, feeders, and branch circuits
- Identification of grounded conductors
- Branch circuit analysis
- AFCI and GFCI requirements
- Receptacle outlet locations
Service and Feeder Applications
- Services and feeders up to 600 volts
- Multi-building complexes
- Disconnect requirements
- Rules on overcurrent protection
- Ground fault protection for services and feeders
Protecting Conductors and Equipment from Overloads and Fault Currents
- Overcurrent protection requirements for conductors and equipment
- Feeder and transformer tap rules
Grounding and Bonding
- How to provide an effective ground fault path
- When are systems required to be grounded?
- Grounding service supplied AC systems
- Grounding separately derived systems
- Grounding rules at separate buildings or structures
- Equipment grounding conductors
- Grounding electrode system
- Temporary wiring, including GFCI requirements
- Cable and raceway types
- Securing and supporting raceways and cables
- Installation in air handling spaces
- Physical protection and burial depths
Conductors for General Wiring
- Application of correction and adjustment factors
- Application of terminal temperature limitations
- Continuous and non-continuous loads
Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers
- O/C rating for motor feeder circuits
- Analysis of motor feeders and branch circuits
- Selecting conductors, controllers, and disconnects
- O/C protection and special applications
- How to select proper overcurrent protection
- Where to install primary and secondary O/C devices
- Use of primary O/C device to protect secondary conductors
- Location requirements
Raceway Fill Calculations
- When and how Annex C can be used
- Installing multi-conductor cables in conduit
- The use of raceway sizing tables in Chapter 9
"Completely worth the time! It helped confirm many of our design requirements and our interpretations of the language. I liked the on-line format. It didn't require "wasted" time traveling to the class. That time is better spent doing productive work."
—Jason Cates, Citizens Electric Corp.; Apr 2020
"(I was) looking to understand the NEC to pass the PE exam...Good mix of presentation and examples...Great choices on (which) topics to cover. Good activities to help aid in learning the material."
—Gina M., Power Engineers; Nov 2019
"The in-depth coverage of various NEC articles and practical examples of when exceptions apply gives much better familiarity of the code than I previously had."
—Scott C., Kapitan Engineering; Nov 2018
Noel has been self-employed as Noel Williams Consulting since 1997. He serves as an instructor and developer of electrical training programs covering electrical safety including the National Electrical Code and related standards. He has provided training services for Salt Lake Community College, NFPA, NTT, IAEI, and private clients that included Los Alamos National Labs, Alcan Cable, Thiokol, Honeywell, Salt Lake City Airport, and the University of Utah Hospital. He has taught thousands of students throughout most of the United States as well as a few other countries for over 25 years. He has also worked as a subject matter expert for development of online training programs and as an expert witness.
Upcoming dates (1)
Apr. 12-16, 2021
National Electrical Code
Course #: RA00001-C082
Fee includes online instruction, a shipped course notebook binder and a copy of the NEC® codebook.
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
Online course runs from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time each day.
A pre-course email will be sent to registered students with directions for accessing the online course site and web conference. The course and web conference will be accessed via your Internet browser.
Team Discount: $100 off the course fee, per person, when two or more enroll from the same employer.
LocationThis is an online course.
If you cannot attend, please notify us no later than one week before your course begins, and we will refund your fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.
National Electrical CodeCourse #: RA00001
National Electrical CodeDate: Mon. November 02, 2020 – Fri. November 06, 2020
Fee includes a shipped course notebook binder and a copy of the 2020 NEC codebook.
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
National Electrical CodeDate: Mon. April 13, 2020 – Fri. April 17, 2020
Fee includes online course and course materials to be uploaded prior to the course.
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
National Electrical CodeDate: Tue. February 18, 2020 – Thu. February 20, 2020
Fee covers morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, and course materials
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
National Electrical CodeDate: Tue. November 05, 2019 – Thu. November 07, 2019
Fee covers morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, course materials, and a soft-copy of the newly-released 2020 NEC codebook.
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
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