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.

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

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Braintree, MA 02184
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NFPA Headquarters
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Quincy, MA 02169

Phoenix (4/4-4/6/16)

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

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Nashville, TN 37214
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One Century Place Conference Center
26 Century Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37214
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Fort Lauderdale (6/6/16-6/8/16)

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San Francisco, CA 94133
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Hampton Inn
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Classroom Location:
NFPA Headquarters
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169

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Hampton Inn
215 Wood Road
Braintree, MA 02184
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There is no room block set up for this program.

Classroom Location:
NFPA Headquarters
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169

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Anaheim, CA 92802
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What is an NFPA certificate?
An NFPA "certificate of educational achievement" recognizes that an individual has successfully met the requisites of an NFPA certificate program, including attainment of the training program's learning objectives. It is issued after an individual has successfully completed the required training program and has obtained a passing score on an examination. The examination is based solely on the educational content of the classroom training and will take the form of an open book examination.

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Your certificate of educational achievement demonstrates that you have met the educational objectives of the NFPA training program you attended. It makes no claims as to your proficiency in conducting any specific task or job.

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NFPA certificate programs are based on established best practices in adult education. NFPA certificate programs go beyond NFPA's traditional classroom trainings by measuring your knowledge on the subject matter taught, and awarding certificates of educational achievement, which demonstrate that you have achieved the educational objectives of the training program you attended.

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What is the difference between a certificate of educational achievement and a professional certification?
A "certificate of educational achievement" is awarded after the completion of an NFPA certificate program. It recognizes that an individual has successfully completed the requisites of a one-time educational course or training program. NFPA certificate programs are not what are generally known as professional certifications. Professional certifications are typically programs that certify professional or occupational competence and require certain prerequisites such as education, years of experience, successfully passing an examination, and ongoing eligibility requirements (such as retesting or participating in a minimum number of educational activities). While an NFPA certificate of educational achievement is a valuable recognition of educational achievement that can enhance your professional development, there is no professional or other credential associated with a certificate and certificate holders may not claim to be certified, licensed, accredited, or registered to engage in a specific occupation or profession.

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NFPA certificate programs use an online, open book examination as an assessment tool. The exam consists of multiple choice questions based on the content found within the program.

What are the requirements for obtaining a certificate of educational achievement? (Certificate Requirements)
Individuals must participate in 90% of the certificate program as required by ANSI/IACET 1-2007, and measured by attendance forms distributed during the program. Individuals must also receive a minimum passing grade on the examination at the conclusion of the training program. Individuals must also agree not to disclose the contents of the examination nor reproduce examination materials.

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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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