This state-approved course provides the full 4 hours of continuing education on code changes required for license renewal for electrical sign contractors, master sign electricians, and journeyman sign electricians in Texas.
The class opens with a discussion of every change made 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 class provides a thumbnail of the changes, a cut-and-paste review of the changes themselves, and a discussion of the reasons for the changes as well as what it means for working electricians. The discussions are based on the deliberations of the Technical Committees and other authoritative sources as well as on industry publications and best practices.
That is followed by a one-hour class that presents a survey of Texas Administrative Rules 73.1 through 73.80 that govern licensing and responsibilities of Electrical Contractors followed by a quick look at Texas Statutes §§ 1305.101 through 1305.303 that create the agencies, types of licenses, and enforcement tools for electrical licensees of all types from electrical contractors to Sign Electricians and Residential Appliance Installer.
The 4-hour course finishes with a one-hour class on NFPA 70E-2015 (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace), the industry standard for safer conditions when working with electricity. The class presents the changes made to the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E, including helpful guides on some of the most hazardous situations confronted in the field.
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- Course ID(s): 24428
- Approved By: TDLR
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.