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After completing NEC hours for South Dakota, the participant will be able to apply the 100 most important changes from the first half of the 2023 National Electrical Code in common wiring practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the overall layout of the National Electrical Code and the addition of new articles.
  • Identify the scope of what is covered and not covered in the Code.
  • List which chapters can supplement or modify other chapters.
  • Identify updates, additions, and changes to Chapter 1 of the 2023 National Electrical Code.
  • Describe changes in the way terms are presented in Article 100, Definitions.
  • Define 12 terms that are newly defined in the 2023 NEC.
  • Outline changes to the general requirements for electrical installations found in Chapter 110 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Identify updates, additions, and changes to Chapter 2 of the 2023 National Electrical Code.
  • Describe changes for branch circuits found in Chapter 2 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Identify changes to branch-circuit requirements as summarized in Tables 210.24(1) and 210.24(2).
  • Outline new requirements covering barriers and surge protection for feeders found in Chapter 2 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Identify changes to branch-circuit, feeder, and service load calculations found in Chapter 2 of the 2023 NEC.
  • List new requirements in Chapter 2 of the 2023 NEC for health care facilities, electric vehicle charging stations, marinas, and docking facilities.
  • Identify the changes to minimum unit load requirements for dwelling units and lighting loads for non-dwelling occupancies found in Chapter 2 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Describe changes to emergency disconnects and surge protection for outside branch circuits and feeders found in Chapter 2 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Outline the new wiring method for installing underground service conductors.
  • List the locations that must be provided with surge protection devices.
  • Identify changes for service conductors and service installation requirements found in Chapter 2 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Outline the new declaration regarding standard overcurrent device ratings found in Chapter 2 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Identify changes to the standard ampere ratings in Table 240.6(A).
  • Describe the new requirement that surge protection devices indicate they are functioning properly.
  • Summarize the new requirements for overcurrent protection requirements for systems over 1000 volts ac, 1500 volts dc in Article 245.
  • Identify the new requirements for grounding and bonding in Chapter 2 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Identify updates, additions, and changes to Chapter 3 of the 2023 National Electrical Code.
  • Summarize the general requirements for wiring methods and materials for systems rated over 1000 volts ac, 1500 volts dc covered in Article 305.
  • Describe changes and additions to the exceptions for cables, raceways, or boxes installed in or under metal-corrugated roof decking found in Chapter 3 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Outline new requirements for installing screws and other fasteners in cabinets, cutout boxes, and meter socket enclosures found in Chapter 3 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Identify additions and changes to requirements for outlet boxes, underground boxes, and handhole enclosures found in Chapter 3 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Outline new requirements for insulated bus pipe and flexible bus systems found in Chapter 3 of the 2023 NEC.
  • List changes to uses permitted and not permitted for nonmetallic-sheathed cable.
  • Identify changed requirements for use and installation of rigid polyvinyl chloride conduit (PVC) found in Chapter 3 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Identify updates, additions, and changes to Chapter 4 of the 2023 National Electrical Code.
  • Describe the change in scope to Chapter 4 of the 2023 NEC.
  • Identify changes and additions to requirements for switches found in Chapter 4 of the 2023 NEC
  • Course ID(s): 6420
  • Approved By: South Dakota DLR

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.