Exam Preparation/Detailed NEC Workshop
Exam Preparation = Both days
Continuing Education = Day 1, Day 2, or Both days
Our Detailed NEC Workshop is focused for those preparing for their state license and will cover what you need to know for your electrical examination. Those preparing for their state exam will be attending both Day 1 and Day 2.
As the end of the year approaches, workshops will slowly adjust to a hybrid model of teaching as students prepare for changes from the 2017 Code to the 2020 Code.
Exams on 2020 NEC are projected to start early 2022
Currently licensed electricians should be aware that this class is focused on the current code that the state is testing on and may not provide current practices in the field.
This is our comprehensive course on the 2017 National Electrical Code.
The emphasis is on taking concepts and applications in the code and breaking it down for electricians to use efficiently and effectively. These hands-on sessions fine tune the student’s code skills and show them exactly where they stand with respect to code accuracy, speed, code book usage, and calculations. These workshops are serious but fun, and are intended for serious electrical students who want to be at their best in the electrical industry.
Victor Ring, Code Consultant & Instructor
Workshops are open for the general public and held monthly at the following locations:
- Hampton Inn & Suites
- 3920 Arrow Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612
- Springhill Suites by Marriott
- 121 Gateway Blvd, Mooresville, NC 28117
- Comfort Suites
- 890 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Method of Instructional Delivery
Classroom – lecture, discussion of topics, and hand-on problem solving and calculations
Workshops participants are provided with a Detailed NEC® Instructional Manual. Participants are suggested to bring the National Electrical Code – *2017 Edition, National Fire Alarm Code – 2013 Edition, and a calculator.
*NC will not be testing on the 2020 NEC until January 1st, 2022. We will transition our course as the testing status changes.
- will learn improved navigation skills within the NEC®.
- will be exposed to theoretical principals behind the NEC®.
- will actively work through mathematical processes required for performing all calculations required within the code.
- will learn alternate and more efficient and safe solutions for problems faced in the field; safety (NFPA-70E) and OSHA compliance.
Day 1 of our Detailed NEC Training Workshop focuses on understanding the NEC© and electrical calculations. Each section is complete with review questions and answers.
Outline of Workshop
DAY ONE (I): 8am to 6pm
Navigating the Electrical Code
Code Made Simple Method for Understanding and Navigating the NFPA-70
- History, Chapters and Articles, Arrangement and Format
- Definitions in the Code, Code Requirements, Annex
- Introduction of the Paralleled Numbering System
- Clarification of Terminology including neutral vs. grounded conductor
- Foundational Concepts within NEC (i.e. math formulas, safety percentages, and occupancies)
Passing the NEC Electrical Exam
A proven method to passing the state electrical licensing exam
- Having a plan, Learning the Code, Time Management, etc.
Ohm’s Law and Review of Electrical Calculations
- Key Points for Articles 110 (Requirements) and 200 (Identification of Grounded Conductors)
- Review of Articles 210 (Branch Circuits) and 215 (Feeders) including ground fault protection and continuous load
- Code-Wide Factors, Single-Phase Formula, Three-Phase Formula, Required Considerations
1 Hour Lunch (on your own)
Branch Circuit, Feeder, and Service Load Calculations
Article 220 is completely reviewed including:
- General Lighting Loads and Receptacle Loads and Derations
- Motor loads, Heating loads, Non-dwelling Kitchen Loads
- Dwelling Appliance Loads and Derating
- Neutral Sizing & Neutral Derating
- Optional Dwelling Calculation
- Multi-family Dwelling Calculation
Day 2 of our Detailed NEC Training Workshop is geared for electrical professionals who feel comfortable working within the NEC book but need focus on various practices encountered on the job.
Outline of Workshop
DAY TWO (II): 8am to 6pm
Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders
Parts of Article 225 and 230:
- Conductor Size, Support, and Spacing
- Location, Grouping, Rating, and Sizing of Disconnects
- Clearances over buildings
- Ground Fault Protection of Equipment
Parts of Article 240:
- Key Points
- Standard OC Device Ratings
- High Voltage
Bonding and Grounding
Parts of Articles 200 & 250:
- Use and Identification of Grounded Conductor
- Electrodes Permitted for Grounding and Grounding Electrode Conductor Sizing
- Review of Tables in 250
Wiring Methods, Wire Bending, and Cable Tray
- Key Points of Article 300 including Burial Depths
- Study of Ampacity including Conductor Tables and Conductor Ampacities
- Articles 312 and 314 practicing wire bending spaces, box fill, counting conductors, and pull boxes
- Articles 376, 378, 390, 392, and Chapter 9 to cover Cable Tray Fill, Conduit and Tubing Fill, Wireway, and Panelboards
1 Hour Lunch (on your own)
Equipment Covered in Chapter 4
- Space heating Equipment
- Motors and Motor Circuits
- A/C Equipment
Book of Specials (Chapters 5, 6, & 7)
- Hazardous classified locations referencing Tables 505 & 506
- Healthcare Facilities,
- Mobile Homes and Park Trailers,
- Floating Buildings and Marinas
- Cranes and Hoists
- Pools and Fire Pumps
Flow and Navigation of the NFPA-72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code)
- Code Organization and Layout
- Components of Systems, Appliances, and Devices
- Interface of Systems
- Alarm systems types
Business Management and Law
- Elements to a business, types of businesses, insurance, bonds, estimating, business forms and bookkeeping, and permits