MA 6 Hour 2017 NEC Amendments, Chapter 7 and NFPA 72


6 Hour Course

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This 6-hour CE course is intended to maintain the licensee’s knowledge of the code, acquaint him or her with code revisions relevant to both Master Electricians and Systems Contractors and Technicians, and provide discussion of the nature of the changes along with how they are applied to the MEC, Workplace Safety Code and Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. This course is ideal for all licensed Master Electricians and Systems Contractors and Technicians in Massachusetts and fulfills all six of the required hours of continuing education (CE) for limited voltage systems. It is designed to complement 15 hours of class time on changes to the 2017 NEC in order to fulfill the entire 21 hours of CE that must be completed during this license renewal cycle.

This course begins with a review of the industry standard for safer conditions when working with electricity, the 2015 edition of the NFPA 70E, including helpful guides on the most hazardous situations confronted in the field.

This is followed by a comprehensive review of the 2016 edition of the NFPA 72, the preeminent standard for all signaling systems designed to alert both occupants and authorities of emergency situations, adopted as enforceable code by states throughout the U.S.

The third module provides a look at selected changes to the 2017 NEC Chapter 5 – Special Occupancies. This is an extremely complex Chapter, generally considered the most difficult to master. It governs situations requiring special electrical precautions due to hazardous substances, critical services being provided, or higher risks to the public and other users. The selection of codes relate to RV parks, marinas, fairgrounds, and agricultural buildings. This module also includes a review of four amendments to Chapters 5 and 7 made by the Board when adopting the 2017 NEC as the basis for the 2017 Massachusetts Electrical Code (MEC).

The class concludes with a presentation of every significant change made to Chapter 7 in the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC). This is the most varied Chapter in the NEC, including the provisions for such “special conditions” as emergency back-up systems, direct current microgrids, and optical fiber cable as well as the new Article on the vital and rapidly growing field of energy storage systems. Each change is accompanied by a thorough-going discussion of what the change means and the reason it was installed in the Code. The goal is to express every change in clear language, to focus on how the changes should be applied by a working electrician, and to provide the resources to explore the change more fully for those who wish to do so.

  • Electrical Safety
    • NFPA 70E - The Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace [3 Activities]
      • 01. NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
      • 02. 2015 NFPA 70E
      • 03. Arc-Flash Hazards
    • Changes to NFPA 72-2016 The National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code [4 Activities]
      • 01. NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
      • 02. NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
      • 03. Chapter 12 Circuits and Pathways
      • 04. End of Class on NFPA 72
  • Electrical Codes
    • Module 1: Massachusetts Amendments for the 2017 Massachusetts [6 Activities]
      • 01. Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendments
      • 02. Chapter 2 Wiring and Protection Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendments
      • 03. Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Materials Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendments, Part 1
      • 04. Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Materials Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendments, Part 2
      • 05. Chapter 4 Equipment for General Use Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendments
      • 06. Chapter 5 Special Occupancies, Chapter 6 Special Equipment & Chapter 7 Special Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendments
    • Massachusetts Amendments Chapters 5&7 and the 2017 NEC & Selected Changes to Chapter 5 of the 2017 National Electrical Code – Special Occupancies [7 Activities]
      • 01. Chapter 5 Special Occupancies - Introduction
      • 02. Chapter Five - Special Occupancies
      • 03. Chapter Five - Special Occupancies
      • 04. Articles 555 and 590 (Video)
      • 05. Chapter Five - Special Occupancies
      • 06. Chapter Five - Special Occupancies
      • 07. End of Lesson on Chapter 5
    • Changes to Chapter 7 of the 2017 National Electrical Code – Special Conditions [8 Activities]
      • 01. Chapter 7 Special Conditions - Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Chapter Seven - Special Conditions
      • 03. Chapter Seven - Special Conditions
      • 04. Chapter Seven - Special Conditions
      • 05. Articles 725 through 770 (Video)
      • 06. Chapter Seven - Special Conditions
      • 07. Chapter Seven - Special Conditions
      • 08. End of Lesson on Chapter 7 (Video)
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio

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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.