Information for Classroom Training Attendees
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:
*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.
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Anaheim (12/7 - 12/9/15)
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort 1855 South Harbor Boulevard Anaheim, California 92802 Reservations: 1-866-837-4197 Front Desk: 1-714-750-1811
Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.
Atlanta (4/11 - 4/13/16)
Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area</>2000 Century Blvd. NEAtlanta, GA 30345Reservations: 1-404-325-0000
Baltimore (3/7 - 3/9/16)
Holiday Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor</>301 Lombard St.Baltimore, MD 21201Reservations: 1-410-685-3500
Bellevue (11/16 - 11/18/15)
Sheraton Bellevue Hotel* 100 112th Avenue NE Bellevue, Washington 98004 Reservations: 1-866-837-4275 Front Desk: +1-425-455-3330
*NFPA recommends this hotel based on location. Seminars will be hosted here. There are no special rates for NFPA attendees. You are free to stay wherever you like.
Chicago (4/25 - 4/27/16)
Chicago Marriott O?Hare</>8538 W. Higgins RoadChicago, IL 60631Reservations: 1-773-693-4444 Front Desk: 1-773-693-4444
Dallas (10/26 - 10/28/15)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Market Center 2015 Market Center Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75207 Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS Front Desk: +1-214-741-7481
Denver (10/12 - 10/14/15)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver - Stapleton North 4040 Quebec Street Denver, Colorado, 80216 Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) Front Desk: +1-303-321-6666
Durham (11/2 - 11/4/15)
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle Park 4620 South Miami Blvd. Durham, North Carolina, 27703 Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS Front Desk: +1-919-941-6066
Houston (2/22 - 2/24/16)
Doubletree Suites By Hilton Hotel Houston by Galleria</>5353 Westheimer RoadHouston, TX 77056Reservations: 1-713-961-9000
Indianapolis (9/21 - 9/23/15)
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown* 10 East Market Street Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204 Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS Front Desk: +1-317-955-9700
Las Vegas (3/21 - 3/23/16)
Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino</>3700 West Flamingo RoadLas Vegas, NV 89103Reservations: 1-866-746-7671
Nashville (5/16 - 5/18/16)
Embassy Suites Hotel Nashville Airport</>10 Century BoulevardNashville, TN 37214Reservations: 1-615-871-0033 Front Desk: 1-615-871-0033
Northbrook (9/14 - 9/16/15)
Seminar Location: Underwriters Laboratories 333 Pfingsten Road Northbrook, Illinois 60062 Tel: 1-888-503-5536
Accommodations: Ask for the UL room rate for a discount, if available. Courtyard by Marriott - Deerfield 800 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015 Tel: 1-847-940-8222
Hyatt Deerfield 1750 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015 Tel: 1-847-945-3400
New Orleans (2/1 - 2/3/16)
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center</>1001 South Peters StreetNew Orleans, LA 70130Reservations: 1-504-525-0044 There is no room block set up for this program.
Orlando (12/14 - 12/16/15)
Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld 10100 International Drive Orlando, FL 32821 Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) Front Desk: 1-407-352-1100
Phoenix (4/4 - 4/6/16)
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown</>4000 N. CentralPhoenix, AZ 85012Reservations: 1-602-279-9811 There is no room block set up for this program.
Quincy (11/2 - 11/4/15 ; 3/21 - 3/23/16)
Seminar Location: NFPA Headquarters 1 Batterymarch Park Quincy, Massachusetts 02379 1-617-770-3000
Recommended Hotel: Hampton Inn Boston/Braintree 215 Wood Road Braintree, MA 02184 Front Desk/Reservations*: 1-781-380-3300 or 1-800-HAMPTON (toll free)
*NFPA recommends this hotel based on location. Guests may request the NFPA room rate.
San Diego (5/2 - 5/4/16)
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown</>1646 Front StreetSan Diego, CA 92101Reservations: 1-619-239-6800
St. Louis (10/5 - 10/7/15)
Hampton Inn St. Louis-Downtown (At the Gateway Arch)* 333 Washington Avenue Saint Louis, Missouri 63102 Reservations: 1-800-HAMPTONS Front Desk: 1-314-621-7900
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