A crucial part of the electrician’s trade is the installation of electrical service in residential, commercial and industrial structures. This course helps Montana electricians safely install sufficient electrical services under the guidance of NEC-2023. This four-credit course is approved by the Department of Labor and Industry. 

The NEC is made up of many parts, but they all work together to create safe, effective standards for proper electrical installation. This course shows you how the codes relate to one another to provide a solid basis for understanding the principles of NEC-2023. As a bonus, each code is presented with the “cut-and-paste” method to highlight changes from NEC-2020 to NEC-2023. That makes picking out differences between editions easy and minimizes potential confusion based on outdated standards. 

To help you better install electrical service, this course concludes with a series of scenarios designed to put theory into practice. Turn the language of electrical codes into real-world results as you navigate challenging scenarios that will build your mastery. 

At the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Understand and remember the numerous codes that govern service installation. 
  • Apply relevant codes to overhead service conductors. 
  • Select and install appropriate service-entrance conductors. 
  • Follow best practices regarding service equipment rating. 
  • Explain best practices to service disconnecting means. 
  • Incorporate best practices for service overcurrent protection.  
  • Utilize the codes covered in this course while solving real-world problems in locating, rating, selection, disconnects, multiple services, panels, identification and GFPE.
  • Course ID(s): ELE-CE-CRS-00466
  • Approved By: Montana State Electrical Board

Instructor Bio

Jerry Durham

Jerry previously served the state of North Carolina as a Level III electrical inspector and provided state-approved electrical training for electrical inspectors at both Alamance County and Guilford County (NC) Community Colleges. Jerry taught the Kentucky state-approved four-year electrical apprenticeship programs offered by the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Trade School and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Trade School, and served the state of Kentucky as a Master Electrician and Louisville Metro Code Enforcement Officer. Jerry is a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) and NCCER Core and Electrical Curriculum certified instructor. Jerry currently holds North Carolina and ICC electrical inspector accreditations and is recognized by the state of Washington as an approved electrical administrator.