Safe, effective installation of sufficient electrical service is one of the core responsibilities of the Oregon electrician. A firm grasp of the principles found in the NEC is critical to your success. This four-credit course is approved by the Department of Consumer & Business Services. 

NEC-2023 sets the standard for electrical installation. This course is organized to show you how its various codes work together to prioritize safety and meet electrical demands. Compare the current edition, NEC-2023, to its predecessor, NEC-2020, with a simple “cut-and-paste” exploration of all changes. It is easy to see which codes have changed and which have remained the same. Focus on improving your skills instead of double-checking the text. 

At the end of the course, you will have the chance to explore a set of real-world examples. These scenarios are handpicked to demonstrate important principles of the NEC and will help you turn theory into safe practice. Improve your electrical installations and stay up to date on code changes. 

After completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Understand and remember the numerous codes that govern service installation. 
  • Follow best practices regarding service equipment rating. 
  • Explain best practices to service disconnecting means. 
  • Select and install appropriate service-entrance conductors. 
  • Utilize the codes covered in this course while solving real-world problems in locating, rating, selection, disconnects, multiple services, panels, identification and GFPE. 
  • incorporate best practices for service overcurrent protection. 
  • apply relevant codes to overhead service conductors. 
  • Course ID(s): 28505293
  • Approved By: Oregon Building Codes Division

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.