This newly updated course is based on the 2023 National Electric Code (NEC) and fulfills continuing education requirements for licensed electricians.  

Electricians who take this Montana State Electrical Board-approved course get a room-by-room walkthrough of the requirements for successfully assembling electrical service in and around residential dwelling units.  

After completing this course, Montana electricians will be able to:  

  • List the NEC minimum branch circuit requirements for each room of a dwelling unit.  
  • Understand NEC special equipment and system requirements common to dwelling units.  
  • Organize the steps to building an NEC-compliant electrical service for single-phase dwelling units.  
  • Describe the receptacle outlet requirements per the NEC for each room of a dwelling unit.  
  • Apply GFCI and AFCI protection requirements to each room of a dwelling unit according to the NEC.  
  • Apply NEC lighting outlet and control requirements to each room of a dwelling unit.  
  • Explain tamper-resistant receptacle technology and identify where the NEC requires these receptacles in each room of a dwelling unit.  
  • Meet the minimum electrical requirements for the exterior of a dwelling unit.
  • Course ID(s): ELE-CE-CRS-00521
  • 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.