The course begins with one hour on “Electrical Licensing, Installation Concerns, and Amendments in the State of New Hampshire 2020”, a mandatory supplement to code update classes created by the Electricians' Board of New Hampshire. It provides a look at common errors along with recent changes to rules and laws that affect working electricians.
There is a one-hour review of the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace), with a discussion of recent changes to NFPA 70E and an in-depth look at ways to mitigate arc fault hazards. This is followed by a brisk discussion of the NEC code review process, a detailed explanation of how the 2020 National Electrical Code® is organized, coverage of code-wide changes, and the new Articles for 2020.
This balance of the course is devoted to an exploration of every significant change made to the most widely applied codes of 2020 NEC – the Introduction, Article 100 (Definitions) and Article 110 (Requirements for Electrical Installations) and Chapters 2 through 4 [Wiring & Protection; Wiring Methods & Materials; and Equipment for General Use]. These are critical Chapters, addressing the most central provisions of the NEC for safe and reliable wiring methods, materials, and protective devices that affects almost every kind of electrical installation.
Each licensing concern, amendment, or code change in this course is presented in a “cut-and-paste” format, with any deletions, additions and revisions clearly shown, followed by a thorough-going discussion of what the Board intends to communicate or the reasons for and impact of law, rule, and code changes. Discussion of NFPA 70E and the 2020 NEC are based, in part, on the proceedings of the relevant code-making panel and contributions 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.
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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.