Mississippi 14 Hour Professional Engineer Course on the 2020 NEC
- 14 Hour Course
This course is designed to provide you with 14 hours of continuing professional competency (CPC) required to renew your Professional Engineer license. It covers changes to the 2020 NEC for those who perform work within the electrical field.
Chapter 2 is a critical Chapter of the NEC for all working electricians. The changes in this Chapter are among the most complex as well as having some of the most far-reaching effects of any in the 2020 NEC. This class will supply students with a substantive and engaging discussion that will help them understand and apply the revised codes.
Every significant change to Chapter 2 (Wiring and Protection) for the 2020 National Electrical Code is presented in this class, using a "cut-and-paste" user-friendly approach that shows what text has been removed, changed, or added. This is followed by a discussion of the reason behind and impact of each change, with additional information supplied where it helps illuminate the nature of the change. Discussion is based in part on the reasons provided by the relevant code-making panel that oversaw the change and any vital contributions to the discussion from working electricians, manufacturers, and industry analysts. 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.
The then class reviews every notable change made to Chapter 4 in the 2020 National Electrical Code® (NEC-2020). Chapter 4 is one of the “core” Chapters in the NEC and contains some of the most widely applied as well as the most frequently updated provisions of the NEC regarding safe and reliable installation of equipment for general use.
Each change presented in the class is accompanied by a thoroughgoing 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.
This class presents 38 significant changes to Chapter 4, including a revision to the defined Scope of the NEC in Article 90, new Panelboard Circuit Directory Locations, and enhanced Identification of Power Sources for Storage Batteries.
Next, this class presents every significant change made to Chapter 6 in the 2020 National Electrical Code® (NEC-2020). Chapter 6 governs electrical connections to specialized equipment. Since this specialized equipment often sees the greatest innovation and most rapid changes of any in the electrical field, it also sees a host of NEC revisions during every code renewal cycle, including the 2017-2020 code review cycle.
The class presents 54 changes to Chapter 6 -- the greatest number of significant changes to any Chapter in the 2020 NEC. It begins with five changes to Article 600 [Electric Signs and Outline Lighting]; two to Article 620 [Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Moving Walks, Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts]; and a change to Cables Under a Raised Floor of IT Equipment Rooms in Article 645, along with a thoroughgoing restructuring of Article 625 on EVs, including new provisions for bidirectional power transfer systems. This is followed by a look at eighteen changes to the two Articles that cover Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Natural and Artificially Made Bodies of Water, including new inspection protocols, a return of rules on underground wiring that had been eliminated, new provisions on Low-Voltage equipment and lighting, revised codes on electrically-powered pool lifts, and revised guidance on bonding and equipotential planes.
Finally, chapter 8 is a stand-alone chapter that covers some of the most interesting technologies for data and communications A video provides a useful overview of the substantial overhaul of this Chapter. A review of seven changes drawn from Articles 800 & 805 follows, providing details on the repurposing of Article 800 for General Requirements and the reorganizations and revisions for the Sections moved or added to the new Article 805. The class finishes this look at Chapter 8 with two changes to the increasingly important Premises-Powered Broadband Communications Systems: 1) Circuits Leaving the Building and 2) Powering Communications Equipment over Communications Cables.
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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.