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The National Electric Code 2005 On-Site Training

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

A 2-Day Overview Course. A Perfect Introduction for the Novice and a Great Refresher for Experienced Electricians

Course Description/Agenda

Every three years the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) updates the electrical industry´s Bible - the National Electrical Code®. Included as a part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) is more widely used than any other installation or construction code in the world. Its purpose is to provide anyone working with electricity the most up-to-date, best practices for safe installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.

The purpose of this course is to help electricians understand the new 2005 Code changes, while at the same time providing all non-electrical personnel with a practical introduction to the NEC®

Course Competencies & Learning Objectives:

  • How to navigate and find answers in the NEC®.
  • How to identify key electrical terms found in the Code
  • How to locate specific information for their job regarding:

    1. Electrical installations
    2. Wiring and Protection
    3. Wiring Methods and Materials
    4. Equipment for General Use; Motors and Transformers

  • How to determine the applicability of the code rules found in each chapter of the NEC®
  • How to locate specific information for their job regarding:

    1. Special Occupancies
    2. Special Equipment
    3. Special Conditions
    4. Communication Systems

  • How to apply the tables found in chapter nine of the NEC® in solving typical electrical wiring and conduit problems
  • How to understand all of the recent 2005 Code changes

Course Outline:

I. Introduction to the National Electrical Code®

    A. NEC® layout as the first step in successful navigation

II. Differences between the first four chapters and chapters 5 – 9
    A. How to quickly put yourself in the right chapter of the Code

III. Chapter I: General
    A. Key words and definitions
    B. Installation requirements

IV. Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection
    A. Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors
    B. Branch Circuits
    C. Feeders
    D. Branch-Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations
    E. Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders
    F. Services
    G. Overcurrent Protection
    H. Grounding
    I. Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors

V. Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials
    A. Wiring Methods
    B. Conductors for General Wiring
    C. Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, and Meter Socket Enclosures
    D. Outlet, Device, Pull and Junction Boxes
    E. Conduit Bodies, Fittings and Manholes
    F. Armored Cable: Type AC
    G. Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable: Types NM, NMC, and NMS
    H. Flexible Metallic Conduit: Type FMC
    I. Liquid Tight Flexible Metal Conduit: Type LFMC
    J. Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit: Type RNC
    K. Liquid Tight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit: Type LFNC
    L. Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing: Type ENT
    M. Auxiliary Gutters
    N. Busways
    O. Cablebus
    P. Metal Wireways
    Q. Surface Metal Raceways
    R. Surface Nonmetallic Raceways
    S. Cable Trays

VI. Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use
    A. Flexible Cords and Cables
    B. Fixture Wires
    C. Switches
    D. Receptacles, Cord Connectors and Attachment Caps
    E. Switchboards and Panelboards
    F. Luminaries, Lampholders and Lamps
    G. Appliances
    H. Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipment
    I. Motors, Motor Circuits and Controllers
    J. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment
    K. Transformers and Transformer Vaults
    L. Equipment over 600 Volts, Nominal

VII. Chapters 5 through 8
    A. The interrelationships between the first four chapters and chapters 5 – 8
    B. Special Occupancies
    C. Special Equipment
    D. Special Conditions
    E. Communication Systems

VIII. Chapter 9:
    A. Finding specific answers from tables
    B. Special Occupancies
    C. Special Equipment
    D. Special Conditions
    E. Communication Systems

IX. Practice Licensing Examination
    A. Open-book practice test
    B. Instructor guidance and review

CEU value: 1.5

Length of Course Instruction: 15 hours

Time: 7:30 am - Registration
8:00am - Class Begins
12:00-12:50 pm - Lunch (on your own)
4:30pm - Class Ends

Credits: You will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and 1.5 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for attending this two-day seminar.


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