16 Hour Course
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Course ID: WY17-169C
Approved By: Wyoming Electrical Board
AYPO’s 16 hour NEC review is designed to provide Wisconsin electricians with an informative course that will meet all 16 hours of required continuing education.
In the course, we’ll begin with an overview of the changes that affect the entire NEC, as well as a look at some of the new articles being added. We’ll also look at how Article 90 is used to clarify which rules apply, and when.
Then we’ll jump into the updates to Chapter 1, which primarily consists of definitions and fundamental principles which are essential to applying the rest of the code correctly. Chapter 2 addresses wiring and protection, and gives electricians essential instruction needed to design electrical systems including identifying and using grounded conductors, making load calculations, and using overcurrent protection.
Chapter 3 focuses on the materials that are used in electrical work, including conductors, boxes, fittings, cables, and more. It explains which purposes various wiring methods are permitted for, and which they are not.
Chapter 4 will look at the equipment that is required for general purposes in electrical work. This includes flexible cords and cables, switches, transformers, and more. Chapter 5 begins the move of the remaining chapters towards more specialized topics and purposes. Titled “Special Occupancies”, this chapter includes instruction for working in hazardous locations, healthcare facilities, public and populated locations, and more.
Then, we’ll skip forward to Chapter 7, which is called “Special Conditions”. Although the first four chapter of the NEC are meant to apply to all installations, Chapter 7 contains the exceptions to these general rules, and how they should be handled instead. It will address special power systems, low-voltage systems, and fire alarm systems.