This is a two-day comprehensive course for dedicated electricians on the current 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

Class Location

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

Materials Needed

Workshops participants are provided with a Detailed NEC® Instructional Manual. Participants are suggested to bring an NFPA-70, NFPA-70E, National Electrical Code – *2017 Edition, and a calculator.

*NC is still testing on the 2017 NEC this year. NC will begin testing on the 2020 NEC as of January 1st, 2011, therefore we will be transitioning this workshop to the 2020 code in November 2020. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants with demonstrate improved navigation skills within the NEC®.
  2. Participants will be exposed to theoretical principals behind the NEC®.
  3. Participants will learn problem-solving techniques by actively working through mathematical processes required for performing all calculations required within the code.
  4. Participants will learn alternate and more efficient and safe solutions for problems faced in the field; safety (NFPA-70E) and OSHA compliance.

Do want to maximize your continuing education credit?

While our Detailed NEC Workshop is focused for those preparing for an exam, continuing education credit may also be obtained with these workshops.

Register here for two days (20 CEUs) or one day (10 CEUs)

Don’t forget to let us know that you’d like us to report to your license

*A complementary 4 CEU online course is available for you to maximize 3 years of continuing education credit for your North Carolina Electrical License.

Course Outline:

**Exam Preparation Workshops are both Day 1 and Day 2 – $650.00**

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: 8am-10am

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: 10am-10:30am

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: 10:30am-12pm

    • 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: 1pm-6pm

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: 8am-9:30am

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 

Overcurrent Protection: 9:30am-10am

Parts of Article 240: 

    • Key Points
    • Standard OC Device Ratings
    • High Voltage 

Bonding and Grounding: 10am-11am 

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: 11am-12pm

    • 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: 1pm-3:30pm

    • Space heating Equipment
    • Motors and Motor Circuits
    • A/C Equipment
    • Transformers

Book of Specials (Chapters 5, 6, & 7): 3:30pm-4pm

    • 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): 4:10pm-4:40pm

    • Code Organization and Layout
    • Components of Systems, Appliances, and Devices
    • Interface of Systems
    • Alarm systems types

Business Management and Law: 4:40pm-6pm

    • Elements to a business, types of businesses, insurance, bonds, estimating, business forms and bookkeeping, and permits