12 Hour Course
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Course ID: 13775
Approved By: Utah DOPL
This course is designed for all licensed electricians in Utah and fulfills 12 of the 16 hours of continuing education required for this license renewal cycle.
This class begins by presenting every significant change made to Chapters 2&3 in the 2017 NEC. These are two critical Chapters, addressing the most central provisions of the NEC for safe and reliable wiring materials and protective devices that affects almost every kind of electrical installation. The class then presents every significant change made to Chapter 4 in the 2017 NEC, addressing some of the most rapidly updated provisions of the NEC regarding safe and reliable installation of equipment for general use. Finally, the class presents the changes to Chapter 5. This is an extremely complex Chapter, generally considered the most difficult to master in the NEC, governing situations that require special electrical precautions due to hazardous substances, critical services being provided, or higher risks to the public and other users.
Each change to Chapters 2 through 5 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.