This 2 hour class provides the full 2 hours of code related continuing education units required for license renewal for Limited Renewable Energy Technician (LRT) and Limited Journeyman Sign Electrician (SIG) in Oregon. The class discusses every change made in the 2020 NEC to Article 600 [Electric Signs and Outline Lighting] in-depth, followed by a survey of changes to Chapter 3 [Wiring Methods & Materials], Chapter 8 [Communication Systems], and Chapter 7 [Special Conditions] with a focus on Article 725 that covers Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Remote-Control Signaling and Power-Limited Circuits.
The course provides a cut-and-paste view of the changes followed by a discussion of the reasons for the changes as well as what it means for working electricians, based in part on the deliberations of the NFPA Technical Committees. The class begins with a comprehensive look at the new and revised definitions regarding electric signs, changes to marking requirements, required outlets, disconnects, and retrofit kits and a look at 3 changes to Article 645 that governs IT Equipment. The class then focuses on an assortment of changes that may be of interest to sign electricians, including those on Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, and Meter Socket Enclosures, Type NM Cable, Fire Alarm Systems, Optical Fiber Cable, and the Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Remote-Control Signaling and Power-Limited Circuits covered in Article 725. The class finishes by providing an overview and reviewing 6 changes drawn from Articles 800 & 805, including the reorganization of the Chapter for 2020 so that Article 800 now contains General Requirements for the Chapter, with codes that deal with Communication Circuits moved or added to the new Article 805.
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- Approved By: Oregon Building Codes Division
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.