Illinois 11 PDH Electrical Course for Professional Engineers
- 11 Hour Course
This package will provide Professional Engineers in the state of Illinois 11 Professional Development Hours.
The first four hours of the class cover critical code changes in Chapter 4, including:
- New Panelboard Circuit Directory Locations;
- Enhanced Identification of Power Sources for Storage Batteries;
- A New Type of Fixture Wire - FFHH-2;
- Revised Rating and Use of General-Use Snap Switches Dimmers and Control Switches;
- New Provisions on Electronic Control Switches;
- Enhanced or New Installation Requirements for Controlled Receptacles, Tamper-Resistant Receptacles, and Single-Pole Separable Connectors;
- Revised Methods of Grounding Luminaires and GFCI for Appliances;
- New Approaches to Electronically Protected Motor Circuits and Controllers and Emergency Shutdown in One- and Two-Family Dwelling Units; and
- New Rules on Permissibility of Retrofit Trip Units for Equipment Over 1000 Volts Nominal.
The next five hours address changes to Chapter. Since this Chapter provides codes on the type of specialized equipment prone to rapid changes, there are numerous critical codes changes in NEC-2020, including:
- Five changes to Article 600 [Electric Signs and Outline Lighting];
- Two changes to Article 620 [Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Moving Walks, Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts];
- New mandatory rules for Cables Under a Raised Floor of IT Equipment Rooms;
- A major restructuring of Article 625 on EVs, including new provisions for bidirectional power transfer systems;
- Eighteen changes to the two Articles that cover Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Natural and Artificially Made Bodies of Water, including new inspection protocols, underground wiring and Low-Voltage wiring revisions, revised guidance on bonding and equipotential planes, and updates to codes on electrically powered pool lifts;
This part of the class finishes with codes on fire pumps, fuel cell systems, and the ever-changing field of photovoltaics
The final two hours of the class provide insight into the new “General Requirements” Article for Communication Circuits in Chapter 8 and the substantial revision and reorganization of Chapter 8 that is a signature change for NEC-2020. Working electricians who wish to adjust to the new presentation of codes and incorporate the many changes to provisions within this relatively brief but vital Chapter will have the benefit of both an overview and an exploration of selected specific changes. Coverage of a single change to Chapter 9 [Tables] completes this 11-hour class.
A Final Exam is included in this course to meet the continuing professional competency requirement (CPC) for online courses for Profession Engineers in Illinois.
All modules of this package can be done At Your Pace Online!
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Charles "Chuck" Price is At Your Pace Online's Subject Matter Expert for the Electrical Trade. He started out in grocery management at the age of 18 and after 5 years decided to venture into the electrical trade in 1996. He served his apprenticeship and quickly became a foreman running work. He gained experience in many facets of the trade such as working on traffic signals, hospitals and healthcare buildings, waste water treatment plants, and many commercial applications including telecommunications data centers. He currently is working for the area's largest healthcare system.
One of his passions is working with kids - and that starts with his own two boys! He has coached youth football and basketball at several levels and is part of a men's organization that raises money for the youth as well. He is a leader in the local 4-H group, helping kids learn about animal science. All in all, Chuck focuses on being the best father he can be, while maintaining a firm grasp on the ever-changing electrical industry.