Raleigh, NC – Electrical Exam Preparation/Detailed NEC Workshop


06/08/2022 - 06/09/2022    
All Day


Hampton Inn and Suites at Crabtree
3920 Arrow Dr, Raleigh, NC, 27612

Event Type

Price starts at: $650.00

Wednesday & Thursday, June 8th & 9th, 2022 – 8am to 6pm

(Please Arrive by 7:45 am. Lunch is ‘on your own’ from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.)

Our Electrical Exam Preparation/Detailed NEC Workshop is known throughout the state of North Carolina as being the most effective way to pass the NC Electrical Exam. The secret is our late founder’s (Jeff Rodriquez) teaching method of “Code Made Simple”. Coupled with Jeff’s expertise, Victor Ring brings a noticeable enthusiasm and knowledge of the electrical code. He is able to connect your field-based knowledge with the formal NEC based state exam. We are proud to have a 93% pass rate for students who follow our method.

This course is a 2 day in-classroom workshop blended with our online supplemental resources to help you succeed. You will be receiving an Instructional Manual which is accompanied by an online library of videos featuring your instructor, Victor Ring, and our founder, Jeff Rodriquez. These videos are your opportunity to learn from Victor and Jeff in a private setting to work through calculations, problem-solving techniques, various NEC® related topics, and questions at your own pace. You will notice additional options as you check out and register.

This class focuses primarily on the 2020 NEC® but is appropriate for any NEC based-state exam from 2014 on. If you want to make a solid step into your electrical career, this is the workshop for you.

Where: Hampton Inn and Suites at Crabtree Valley
3920 Arrow Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
Hotel Phone: 919-881-7080
(Reduced room rates available for JCR workshop attendees. Call hotel directly to book your room.)

For those of you licensed electricians who are looking at testing up or out (of state), this course is approved for 20 CEUs in NC and a variety of hours in 26 additional states. Please add additional state reporting to your cart when you check out. Add additional State CEU Reporting.

NEC Code Book(s) is not included, but through our Reference Material Bookstore we have a link over to the NFPA Site.

Course Outline


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

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


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

Overcurrent Protection: 

  • 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

Equipment Covered in Chapter 4: 

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

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: 4:40pm-5pm

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

Looking to enhance your Electrical Business Management & Safety knowledge? Add on a virtual workshop at checkout for a comprehensive review of industry-wide business management strategies.