NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) (2017) Online Training Series

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  • Description

    From general requirements to grounding and bonding, the updated National Electrical Code Online Training Series introduces the 2017 edition of the NEC.

    Maximize time by taking NEC® training online, without compromising job demands. Created by the leading experts in NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® compliance and only available from NFPA®, the self-guided National Electrical Code® Online Training Series introduces you to installation requirements and how the 2017 edition of the NEC works to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Each module helps pave the way for additional professional training to meet your career goals. Topics span everything from NEC organization to the application of general requirements, conductor sizing, overcurrent protection, and grounding and bonding for systems and equipment.

    Through six online courses, you'll learn how NEC compliance provides electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial installations.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Describe the scope and structure of the NEC
    • Describe the organization and use of the NEC
    • Describe NEC general requirements for the execution of work
    • Describe requirements for marking and labeling
    • Identify the requirements for determining minimum conductor size and calculating load
    • Apply terminal temperature limitations in selecting conductors
    • Identify types and functions of overcurrent protective devices
    • Identify overcurrent rating requirements
    • Define and describe the elements of grounded and ungrounded systems
    • Identify the requirements for establishing an effective ground-fault current path
    • Define and identify the elements of equipment grounding systems
    • Identify equipment grounding and bonding requirements

     

    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

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this six-hour course series and qualify for 0.6 CEUs.
    Completion of each individual one-hour course qualifies you for 0.1 CEU. Upon successful completion of a course or the course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Introduction to 2017 NEC

    Introduction to the 2017 NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®)

     

    Work at your own pace to learn how compliance with the 2017 edition of the NEC provides electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial installations.

    Understanding the purpose, language, and organization of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) is critical to proper interpretation and application of America's most widely adopted code. Developed by NFPA® and updated for the 2017 edition, the Introduction to the 2017 NEC Online Training Course provides you with the basis for such an understanding. This self-paced course covers the essential issues covered by Article 90 of the NEC as well as some general information needed for understanding of and compliance with specific NEC requirements.

    Introduction to the NEC -- the first course in the NEC Online Training Series -- addresses the Code's purpose and scope as well as the general organization and language conventions in the NEC. It also explains how compliance with the NEC and proper use and installation of electrical equipment leads to installations that can be approved by AHJs and others responsible for NEC enforcement.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Describe the scope and structure of the NEC
    • Describe the organization and use of the NEC
    • Describe the role and responsibilities of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
    • Identify equipment listing and labeling requirements

     

    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

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • General Installation Requirements

    2017 NFPA 70® National Electrical Code® (NEC®) General Installation Requirements

    This up-to-date online training course makes it easy to improve your understanding of the latest NEC rules that apply to most electrical installations.

    Lessons in the NFPA 70: National Electrical Code General Installation Requirements Online Training Course, the second course in the updated NEC Online Training Series cover some of the most widely applicable installation requirements in the 2017 edition of the NEC. These are Code requirements that apply to all or nearly all electrical installations for power and lighting circuits and distribution equipment.

    Some of these rules can be modified for the special occupancies, special equipment, or special conditions of Chapters 5, 6, and 7, and although some of those modifications will be noted, this self-paced module concentrates on the general requirements that apply to all electrical installations and the rules that cover the proper selection and use of wiring methods.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Describe NEC general requirements for the execution of work
    • Describe requirements for marking and labeling
    • Describe fault current types and ratings
    • Describe conductor identification requirements
    • Describe access and space requirements
    • Identify conductor and circuit requirements

     

    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

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Conductor Sizing

    2017 NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Conductor Sizing

    Without leaving your desk, you can learn the methods for properly selecting a conductor using the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code.

    Developed by electrical experts, the NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) Conductor Sizing Online Training Course addresses the general approach to providing conductors to deliver electrical energy to electrical equipment. Lessons based on the 2017 edition of the NEC cover the considerations in providing a conductor that is adequate for the calculated load, will not overheat its terminations or the conductor itself, and will be compatible with proper functioning of the overcurrent device that supplies the conductor. (The selection and application of overcurrent devices for conductor protection is covered in another module in the NEC Online Training Series.)

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Identify the requirements for determining minimum conductor size and calculating load
    • Apply terminal temperature limitations in selecting conductors
    • Identify requirements for minimum sizes of conductors for continuous loads
    • Identify conductor ampacity requirements
    • Select conductors based on the three primary minimum rating requirements

     

    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

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Overcurrent Protection

    2017 NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Overcurrent Protection

    Revised for the latest National Electrical Code, this NFPA® online training course covers many aspects of overcurrent protection, so you're better prepared for compliance with the 2017 edition of the NEC.

    Available only from NFPA®, the NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) Overcurrent Protection Online Training Course, the fourth course in the updated NEC Online Training Series, explores the methods of protecting people, conductors, equipment, and other property from the effects of overcurrent.

    Work at your own pace through online lessons addressing the types of overcurrent and overcurrent protection as well as the selection of an appropriate type and rating of overcurrent device. This self-guided online course also covers the requirements for locations of overcurrent devices both in conductors and in the building or structure where they are used. You will also learn how to locate requirements for overcurrent protection in different types of conductors and for specific types of circuits or equipment.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Identify types and functions of overcurrent protective devices
    • Identify overcurrent rating requirements

     

    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

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • System Grounding and Bonding

    2017 NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®) System Grounding and Bonding

    The updated NEC System Grounding and Bonding Online Training Course gives you a solid introduction to a critical issue.

    Understanding the latest NEC requirements for grounding and bonding of electrical systems is vital, and the self-guided NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) System Grounding and Bonding Online Training Course lets you work at your own pace to improve your grasp of a complex issue.

    Developed by Code authorities, online lessons cover the reasons why the 2017 edition National Electrical Code requires a grounded circuit conductor in some systems. Learn about the definitions of terms that relate to grounding of systems; the performance requirements for grounded systems; the systems that are required, permitted, or not permitted to be grounded; and the methods of grounding those systems. Grounding of systems supplied by a utility will be discussed along with systems that are created or generated as part of the wiring of a building or other premises. (Grounding and bonding of equipment within the premises is covered in another module in the NEC Online Training Series.)

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Define and describe the elements of grounded and ungrounded systems
    • Identify the requirements for establishing an effective ground-fault current path
    • Identify system grounding requirements
    • Identify requirements for grounding electrode systems

     

    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

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Equipment Grounding and Bonding

    2017 NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Equipment Grounding and Bonding

    The revised NFPA® NEC Equipment Grounding and Bonding Online Training Course takes you inside the new 2017 edition Code.

    Developed by electrical safety experts at the Code source and consistent with the 2017 edition of the NEC, the self-guided NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) Equipment Grounding and Bonding Online Training Course addresses the requirements for grounding and bonding of electrical equipment.

    Online lessons cover the reasons why the National Electrical Code requires non-current-carrying conductive parts of electrical and some non-electrical equipment to be grounded or bonded. You will learn about the definitions of terms that relate to grounding and bonding of equipment enclosures, conduits, structures, and piping systems; the performance requirements for equipment grounding; the equipment that is required to be grounded; and the methods of equipment grounding and bonding. Grounding and bonding of electrical conductors and systems are covered in another module in the 2017 edition NEC Online Training Series.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Define and identify the elements of equipment grounding systems
    • Identify equipment grounding and bonding requirements
    • Identify equipment grounding conductor requirements
    • Identify methods of bonding service equipment and other equipment

     

    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

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU.
    Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Online Training Demo

    View this FREE interactive demonstration of a NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®) (2014) course!

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  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training

    Terms:

    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 180 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.

    Specifications:

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