Illinois 5 PDH Electrical Course for Professional Engineers
- 5 Hour Course
This package will provide Professional Engineers in the state of Illinois 5 Professional Development Hours.
29 significant changes from Chapter 3 [Wiring Methods and Materials] are examined in this class, including the reorganization of Article 310 and Ampacity Tables, a new Article on Type P Cable, and a new Article 311 on Medium Voltage Cable. The class also covers important code revisions (or newly added codes) on:
- Protection Against Physical Damage with Alternative Metal Fittings;
- Boxes, Conduit Bodies or Fittings Required;
- Stair Towers (Exit Enclosures);
- Power Monitoring or Energy Management Equipment in Enclosures;
- Volume Allowance for EGCs and Equipment Bonding Jumpers;
- Outlet Boxes for Ceiling Fans;
- Type MC Cable in Hazardous Locations;
- Measuring Type NM Cable from the Enclosure; and
- Limitations of Single Conductor Applications in Cable Tray Systems; and
- Conductor Size and Termination in Cablebus.
The second half of the class presents the 28 significant changes made to Chapter 7. This is the most varied Chapter in the NEC, covering such “special conditions” as emergency back-up systems, limited power circuits, and optical fiber cable as well as the rapidly changing Articles on direct current microgrids, interconnected sources of power supply, energy storage, and stand-alone systems. Changes covered include:
Revised Articles on Emergency Systems and Optional Standby Systems, including guidance on incorporating alternative power sources;
- A complete overhaul of Article 705 on Interconnected Electric Power Production Sources;
- New maintenance and identification protocols for Energy Storage Systems;
- A revision of Transfer Switch rules for Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS);
- Updates to Articles 710 on Stand-Alone Systems and DC Microgrids;
- Clarifications on the Use of Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Remote-Control Signaling and Power-Limited Circuits; and
- Three changes to Article 770 on Optical Fiber Cables.
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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