NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) Essentials 3-day Classroom Training

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Improve your ability to use and apply the NEC® requirements in your work environment with three days of applied learning taught by the nation's leading electrical code experts. Review concepts and earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement* online!

NFPA®'s updated 2014 NEC Essentials Classroom Training features three days of high-impact training to help you navigate and apply the 2014 NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code®. You'll interact with NFPA's renowned electrical instructors in a collaborative learning environment. Restructured, topic-driven lessons are tailored to situations encountered in the field, with dynamic discussion, activities, and practical exercises on key NEC concepts.

Increase confidence in your ability to recognize potential problems and avoid costly rework or safety violations. The 2014 NEC Essentials Classroom Training provides the Code knowledge and vital takeaways you need to ensure safe and compliant electrical installation design in your work setting.

For the first time, the NEC Essentials Classroom Training offers a Certificate of Educational Achievement* available through an online exam taken after the course. Earn the Certificate to demonstrate proficiency in your understanding of seminar topics.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Determine if an electrical installation complies with all access and space requirements
  • Implement general requirements for service, feeder, and branch circuit conductors and overcurrent devices for a premises wiring system
  • Recognize all critical component sizes and locations in an effective grounding scheme
  • Clarify correct usage of metal piping and framing as grounding electrode conductors
  • Apply the rules for raceway and conduit fill to groups of conductors
  • Discuss the primary considerations in determining the ampacity of a conductor
  • List the standard ratings of overcurrent devices for use in applying code requirements


*Go online to earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement*!

After attending the seminar, take the online exam at your convenience using the web link provided. You can prepare for the test in your own time frame, using online tools for review. Passing the exam will earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement, confirming your course knowledge.

See the Certificate FAQs Tab for more information on purpose, limitations of NFPA Certificates, and Course Objectives.


Who Will Benefit:
Anyone who uses or enforces the NEC including: electrical system designers, electrical engineers, electrical contractors, safety engineers, installation and maintenance professionals, manufacturers, electrical inspectors, and project managers

Free with Training!
NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC), 2014 Edition

Continuing Education Credit:
Earn 2.1 CEUs or 21 hours for this 3-day seminar.
Attendance is required to earn CEUs. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before attending.

Apply the code TO your facility AT your facility!
The premier training experience from NFPA: customized, hands-on instruction on-site at your workplace, administered by recognized experts who developed the codes and standards. For more information, contact us at 1-877-336-3280 or e-mail, or visit

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Chicago (4/25 - 4/27/16)

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Houston (2/22 - 2/24/16)

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Indianapolis (9/21 - 9/23/15)

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Las Vegas (3/21 - 3/23/16)

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Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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800 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
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New Orleans (2/1 - 2/3/16)

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New Orleans, LA 70130
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Orlando (12/14 - 12/16/15)

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10100 International Drive
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Quincy (11/2 - 11/4/15 ; 3/21 - 3/23/16)

Seminar Location:
NFPA Headquarters
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02379

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Braintree, MA 02184
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San Diego (5/2 - 5/4/16)

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San Diego, CA 92101
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St. Louis (10/5 - 10/7/15)

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Saint Louis, Missouri 63102
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Front Desk: 1-314-621-7900

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Module 1: Introduction to the NEC® and Organization of the NEC (Articles 90 and 100)
Module 2: General Requirements (Article 110)
Module 3: Access and Space Requirements (Article 110)
Module 4: Conductor Types and Differences (Articles 100, 210, 215, 225, 230)
Module 5: Conductor Identification (Articles 200, 250, 310, 210, 215, 110, 517)
Module 6: Wiring Methods (Article 300, Chapter 3)
Module 7: Raceway Fill (Chapters 3 and 9)
Module 8: General Overcurrent Considerations
Module 9: General Conductor Sizing Considerations
Module 10: Conductor Ampacity Calculations (Article 310)
Module 11: General Overcurrent Protection Requirements (Articles 240, 210, 400, 405)
Module 12: Overcurrent Protection Location and Tap Rules (Article 240)
Module 13: Service and Other Special Overcurrent Protection (Articles 240, 230, 215)
Module 14: Transformer and Panelboard Protection (Articles 450, 408)
Module 15: General Considerations and Requirements for Motors (Article 430)
Module 16: Motor Circuit Overcurrent Protection, Special Motor Requirements (Articles 430, 440)
Module 17: Grounding and Bonding Definitions (Articles 250)
Module 18: Grounding and Bonding at Services (Article 250)
Module 19: Grounding Electrode System (Article 250)
Module 20: Grounding Separately Derived Systems (Article 250)
Module 21: Grounding at Separate Structures not Supplied by Services (Article 250)
Module 22: Equipment Grounding and Bonding (Article 250)
Module 23: Supply-Side and Load-Side Bonding (Article 250)
Module 24: Special Bonding Requirements (Articles 250, 547, 517, 680, Chapter 8)

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