NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) (2020) Online Training Series

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  • Description

    NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) (2020) Online Training Series

    From the latest requirements for electrical design and installation to expert insights into how the 2020 edition of the NEC works to help protect people and property from electrical hazards, the newly designed NFPA® NEC Online Training is a powerful tool for improving safety and job performance.

    NFPA 70, National Electrical Code Online Training offers participants the chance to apply the NEC during the design and construction of a building as it relates to electrical systems, all while utilizing the NEC as a reference. Participants will learn how NEC compliance helps provide electrical safety in commercial, and industrial applications and improve their ability to locate, interpret, and apply the requirements in the 2020 edition.

    This self-guided online training series makes use of instructional presentations, interactive exercises, and an integrated set of scenario-based activities to impart information, allow for practice, and reinforce learning. You have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to apply code requirements at crucial steps of the design and construction process with post-training assessments to confirm your understanding.

    The NEC Online Training Series offers 10 hours of high-impact, interactive instruction that helps you ensure safe and compliant electrical installation and design in your work setting.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Describe NEC general requirements for the execution of work.
    • Identify the requirements for determining minimum conductor size and calculating load.
    • Determine the requirements for routing conductors and securing raceways.
    • Define and describe the elements of grounded and ungrounded systems.
    • Identify equipment grounding and bonding requirements.
    • Identify types and functions of overcurrent protective devices.
    • Determine ratings and requirements for motors and HVAC systems
    • Apply these principles to common electrical system design activities.

    Maximize time by taking NEC training online, only available from NFPA®.

    Created by the leading experts in NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, the new NEC Online Training offers the professional instruction you need to meet the modern challenges of electrical compliance and achieve your career goals. Registrants have the opportunity to earn 1.0 valuable continuing education credits.

    The seven core concentrations for the 2020 NEC online series are:

    • General Equipment Installation Practices
    • Conductor and Overcurrent Protection
    • Wiring Methods and Raceway Fill
    • Grounding
    • Bonding
    • Transformer Protection
    • Motors and HVAC 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, facility maintenance personnel, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this ten-hour course series and qualify for 1.0 CEUs.
    Completion of each individual 1-hour of training 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.

     

    Group Training:
    For more information or to receive a price quote for NFPA group training,
    please call 877-336-3280 or e-mail: grouptraining@nfpa.org.

  • General Equipment Installation Practices

    2020 NFPA 70® National Electrical Code® (NEC®) General Equipment Installation Practices

    This course covers general electrical installation requirements in the NEC for helping to safeguard against the risks of electrical shock and arc flash hazards and fires. From ensuring you have adequate workspace and clear access in and out of that space to using the proper equipment and warning labels, you will receive in-depth instruction in performing installations that lay the foundation for improved electrical safety.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Describe general requirements for electrical installations
    • Find relevant information in the NEC to support design decisions involving working spaces, dedicated equipment spaces, and access to installations
    • Identify appropriate labeling for electrical 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, facility maintenance personnel, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 1-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.

  • Conductors and Overcurrent Protection

    2020 NFPA 70® National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Conductors and Overcurrent Protection

    Properly sizing conductors and protecting them from overcurrent is a cornerstone of how the NEC shields a building from electrical hazards. If something goes wrong or there is a failure in the electrical system, it’s critical to have a device capable of shutting down the system to protect against fire and shock. A fundamental for all electrical professionals, this course covers conductors and overcurrent protection, including considerations in sizing a conductor that is adequate for the calculated load, will not overheat its terminations, and is compatible functionally with the overcurrent device that protects the conductor.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Describe the different types of overcurrent protection
    • Use the NEC as a resource to size the overcurrent protection device for a branch or feeder circuit
    • Use the NEC as a resource to size a circuit conductor based on load, conditions of use, and terminal limitations

     

    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, facility maintenance personnel, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 1-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.

  • Wiring Methods and Raceway Fill

    2020 NFPA 70® National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Wiring Methods and Raceway Fill

    Learn to select and install the appropriate systems to physically protect conductors from physical damage. This course covers how to determine the requirements for routing conductors and securing raceways and provides activities to apply principles learned to common electrical system designs. Receive an overview of Chapter 3 and the standardization of its structure; of the general installation requirements for wiring methods in Article 300, including protection from damage, underground wiring, and ducts for environmental air, and of Article 314 regarding outlet box conductor fill and junction and pull box sizing. This course includes the installation of wiring methods and determining permitted versus not permitted uses, as well as the calculation of raceway fill and a review of Annex C.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Identify installation requirements for wiring methods such as raceways and cables
    • Calculate the number of conductors permitted to be installed in raceways
    • Navigate through Chapter 3 based on the standardized numbering system

     

    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, facility maintenance personnel, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 1-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.

  • Grounding

    2020 NFPA 70® National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Grounding

    This course covers the elements of grounded systems and how to identify equipment grounding and bonding requirements to establish a path for the fault current to flow in the event a ground fault. Learn about grounding principles and key terms related to grounding, system grounding, grounding electrode systems, grounding electrode conductors, and grounded conductors.

    This critical electrical safety course also includes instruction in equipment grounding, including equipment grounding conductors (serving as both grounding and bonding connection), structures not supplied by services, structures supplied by feeders (branch circuits), and structures supplied by a separately derived system.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Define and describe the elements of grounded and ungrounded 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, facility maintenance personnel, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this course and qualify for 0.2 CEUs. 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.

  • Bonding

    2020 NFPA 70® National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Bonding

    Understanding how to identify essential bonding requirements is the basis for helping to create a safety net for the electrical system. This course covers the purpose of bonding, key terms specific to bonding, and a comparison of key terms between grounding and bonding.  After a brief introduction, you will learn about supply-side bonding, bonding at services, and separately derived systems, followed by equipment bonding, sizing of conductors, and bonding function of equipment grounding conductors. The course also goes over special bonding requirements, telecommunications systems, and bonding to other systems likely to become energized.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Identify critical components of the bonding system
    • Establish an effective ground-fault current path
    • Size the appropriate bonding conductors based on the type of equipment involved

     

    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, facility maintenance personnel, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 1-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.

  • Transformer Protection

    2020 NFPA 70® National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Transformer Protection

    This course will help you apply the requirements for protecting the transformer windings and the transformer secondary conductors from overcurrent. Increase your understanding of transformer nameplates, transformer overcurrent protection, protection of transformer windings from Article 450, and how to identify types and functions of overcurrent protective devices. You will also learn about protection of transformer secondary conductors (10-ft.’ rule, 25 ft. rule), overcurrent protection of panelboards, how to compare overload to short circuit/ground fault protection, and how to use a combination of the supply and the primary and secondary OCPD can provide overcurrent protection of both the equipment and conductors.

    The course covers the sizing of overcurrent protective devices installed to protect the transformer and secondary conductors based on 240.21, including a mix of different transformer secondary conductor rules. This course provides a brief review of rules for grounding separately derived systems.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Identify the difference between overcurrent protection of conductors compared to equipment
    • Calculate the overcurrent protection needed based on the full load current values of transformers
    • Determine how to protect conductors on the secondary side of the transformer from overcurrent

     

    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, facility maintenance personnel, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this course and qualify for 0.2 CEUs. 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.

  • Motors and HVAC Equipment

    2020 NFPA 70® National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Motors and HVAC Equipment

    Motors are the workhorses of the electrical system, providing the critical function of taking electrical energy and converting it into mechanical energy. In this course, you will learn how to determine ratings and requirements for motors and HVAC systems.

    The course starts with an introduction to motors (Article 430) and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment (Article 440) before moving on to coverage of motors, feeders, and branch circuit conductors. The interactive format shows you how to determine minimum size conductors for single and multiple motors. Finally, learn about motor controllers and disconnects, HVAC equipment requirements, motor overcurrent protection of conductors and equipment, and the differences between overload and short-circuit/ground-fault protection.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Properly size motor circuit conductors
    • Calculate short-circuit and ground-fault protection and overload protection
    • Identify needed information from HVAC equipment nameplates

     

    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, facility maintenance personnel, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this course and qualify for 0.2 CEUs. 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 Demos

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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:

    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.

     

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