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2014 National Electrical Code ® ( NEC ) On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This electrical training course helps electricians understand the most recent version of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®)

Course Description/Agenda

This electrical training course helps electricians understand the most recent version of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) from 2014 and introduces non-electrical personnel to the topic with a practical introduction to the NEC®. The NEC® is the most widely used installation and construction code in the world, and anyone who handles electrical systems should understand it.

With the collaboration of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Fire Protection Association updates this "Industry Bible" every three years, meaning electrical professionals and technicians need to re-update their understanding every three years, and that’s what this course does. It compliments many of our electrical and HVAC classes, providing anyone working with electricity the most up-to-date, best practices for safe installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.

By developing a thorough understanding of the NEC® in students, this class will enable them to install and maintain electrical systems properly, ensuring smooth, efficient day-to-day operations for any building, plant, or piece of equipment.

Who should take this course?

If you work with electrical systems and equipment, you need to understand the intricacies of the NEC ® and be able to comply with them, whether you are an experienced electrician or a maintenance technician without a formal electrical training background.

Why is this course useful for all experience levels? Experienced electricians are the first to admit that learning the NEC® is a life-long experience, and staying current is a challenge. This one of a kind seminar uses practical examples and in-depth work with the NEC manual to teach electrical technicians how the requirements of the National Electrical Code® apply to all electrical work and keep technicians of all levels up-to-date, helping novices acquire the experience necessary to put the code to use.

The following personnel will benefit from our NEC® seminar:

  • All Building Maintenance Personnel
  • All Plant and Facility Maintenance Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Apprentices
  • Alarm Technicians
  • Non-Electrical Engineers
  • Building Engineers

Anyone who performs any of the following jobs will also benefit:

  • Install and maintain electrical equipment
  • Maintain plant or building lighting
  • Install or replace motors
  • Adjust motor overloads
  • Replace fuses
  • Repair motor controls
  • Install or maintain HVAC equipment
  • Work on plant or building generators
  • Run power to newly installed equipment
  • Troubleshoot plant or building electrical problems
  • Manage or supervise maintenance operations

Learning Outcomes

  • How to navigate the National Electrical Code®
  • Understand the many 2014 code changes
  • Find answers to your toughest electrical code questions

Training Outcomes

At the end of the NEC electrical training seminar, students will have learned and must demonstrate their ability to:

  • Navigate and find answers in the NEC®;
  • Identify key electrical terms found in the NEC®;
  • Locate specific information regarding:
    • Electrical Installations
    • Wiring and Protection
    • Wiring Methods and Materials
    • Equipment for General Use; Motors, Transformers
  • Determine the applicability of the NEC® code rules;
  • Locate specific information for their job regarding:
    • Special Occupancies
    • Special Equipment
    • Special Conditions
    • Communication Systems
  • Apply the tables found in NEC® chapter nine to solve typical electrical wiring and conduit problems;
  • Understand the most important 2014 NEC® changes

Course Outline / Agenda

Instructors begin the seminar by asking students about topics or situations they need addressed. They integrate answers into the discussion topics and hands-on learning so students get the useful, practical education they need. Discussions topics are spread across both days to help students understand the code and then relate it to practical needs and maintenance tasks required in a range of facilities.


Introduction to the NEC®

  • Using the NEC® layout for easier navigation
  • The differences between the first four chapters and chapters five through nine
  • Finding the right chapter quickly

Chapter One: General Information

  • Key words and definitions
  • Installation requirements

Chapter Two: Wiring and Protection

  • Use and identification of grounded conductors branch circuits
  • Feeders
  • Branch-circuit, feeder, and service calculations outside branch circuits and feeders
  • Services
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Grounding
  • Transient voltage surge suppressors

Chapter Three: Wiring Methods and Materials

  • Wiring methods
  • Conductors for general wiring
  • Cabinets, cutout boxes, meter socket enclosures outlet, device, pull, and junction boxes, conduit bodies, fittings, manholes, armored cables: Type AC
  • Nonmetallic-sheathed cable: Types NM, NMCn and NMS
  • Flexible metal conduit: Type FMC
  • Liquidtight flexible metal conduit: Type LFMC
  • Rigid nonmetallic conduit: Type RNC
  • Liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit: Type LFNC
  • Electrical nonmetallic tubing: Type ENT
  • Auxiliary gutters
  • Busways
  • Cablebus
  • Metal wireways
  • Surface metal raceways
  • Surface nonmetallic raceways
  • Cable trays

Chapter Four: Equipment for General Use

  • Flexible cords and cables
  • Fixture wires
  • Switches
  • Receptacles, cord connectors, and attachment caps
  • Switchboards and panelboards
  • Luminaries, lamp holders, lamps
  • Appliances
  • Fixed, electric space-heating equipment
  • Motors, motor circuits, and controllers, including disconnecting means for motors
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration equipment
  • Transformers and transformer vaults
  • Equipment over 600 volts, nominal

Chapters Five through Eight

  • The interrelationships between the first four chapters and these chapters
  • Special occupancies
  • Special equipment
  • Special conditions
  • Communication systems

Chapter Nine: Tables

  • How to use ready information quickly
  • Solving problems with tables

Course outline and content may be amended as 2014 National Electrical Code® changes are released.

FAQs About NFPA 70 2014 National Electrical Code®

What is NFPA 70®?

NFPA 70® is also referred to as the National Electrical Code® or NEC® and is a United States standard for the safe installation of electrical


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