4 Hour Course
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Approved By: Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs
This class presents every significant change made to Chapter 4 – Equipment for General Use; Chapter 8 – Communication Systems, Chapter 9 – Tables & Informative Annexes during the 2014-2017 National Electrical Code revision cycle, Chapter 4 contains the greatest number of changes to the 2017 NEC and is critical for staying up-to-date on codes regarding rapidly innovating equipment and appliances. Chapter 8 addresses the even more rapidly changing field of communication systems. Finally, the Tables and Informative Annexes are a key to using the NEC effectively and resolving complex design and installation issues.
Each change in this course is presented first with a “thumbnail” to help orient the student and provide a ready means for reviewing the material. The 2017 NEC language for the affected code is then provided, with any deletions and revisions from the 2014 NEC clearly shown. Most importantly, each change is accompanied by a thorough-going discussion of what the change means and the reason it was installed in the Code. The discussion includes, where possible, 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.