This course is designed for all licensed electricians in Utah and fulfills the entire sixteen-hour continuing education requirement for this license renewal cycle.
This 16-hour package serves as a broad introduction to the changes made to the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC). It includes a brisk discussion of the code review process, a detailed explanation of how the NEC is organized, and coverage of code-wide changes, new Articles for 2017, and the changes to Article 100 (Definitions) and Article 110 (Requirements for Electrical Installations). In addition, this class presents 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. The next set of changes for 2017 presented in the class come from 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.
This course finishes by covering the 2015 NFPA Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and the 2016 NFPA Fire Alarm & Signaling Code. This is covered in two parts.
Part 1 NFPA 70E-2015 (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace): This class presents a review of the industry standard for safer conditions when working with electricity, the 2015 edition of the NFPA 70E, including helpful guides on the most hazardous situations confronted in the field. By the end of this class, students will be able to more effectively navigate and utilize, NFPA 70E, the definitive guide to electrical safety in the workplace, employ clear and effective practices for Energized Electrical Work and Electrically Safe Work Conditions, and better assess and prevent arc-flash risks.
Part 2 NFPA 72-2016 (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace): This class provides a comprehensive review of the 2016 edition of the NFPA 72, the preeminent standard for all signaling systems designed to alert both occupants and authorities of emergency situations, adopted as enforceable code by states throughout the U.S. By the end of this class, students will be familiar with how this vital code has developed over the years and how it's enforced and applied today, introduced to key changes to a wide range codes as the latest technology continues to transform these systems, and provided an in-depth survey of codes on grounding, survivability, and monitoring of system performance.
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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.