Raleigh, NC – Electrical Exam Preparation/Detailed NEC Workshop (December 2021)


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Wednesday & Thursday, December 8th & 9th, 2021 – 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.

This a two-day in-classroom workshop meant to be blended with our online supplemental resources. In addition to your time learning with Victor, we have developed an additional take home self-study plan. You will be receiving an Instructional Manual which is accompanied by an online library of videos featuring your instructor, Victor Ring, and our late founder, Jeff Rodriquez. These videos are your opportunity to learn from Victor and Jeff in a private setting at your own pace.

This class focuses primarily on the 2020 NEC® but is appropriate for any NEC based-state exam. (North Carolina will begin testing on the 2020 NEC effective January 1st, 2022 and therefore this class will begin to focus on the 2020 NEC.)

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.)

All-Inclusive Package

See how 93% of our students passed their exam, including multiple students scoring 100%! Our All-Inclusive Exam Preparation Package is a wonderful investment into your education. You will be mailed the Instructional Manual to study ahead of time and be given our industry famous Sample Exam Book. We will then give you access to our Online Library of videos and Category-Specific test questions that will only be available through this package. After your studies you will then be more than prepared to learn the material in person at our two-day Exam Preparation Workshop (included in the package)!

If you already hold an electrical license this class can also be taken for 20 classroom CEUs within the state of North Carolina (you will be provided with an additional online course to obtain the full 24 CEUs) with Additional State CEU Reporting Available.

NEC Code Book(s) is not included, but though 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:

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