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Revisions for the 2014 National Electrical Code - Part 3

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In Revisions for the 2014 National Electrical Code - Part 3, you'll learn ...

  • The “need to know” changes in the 2014 National Electrical Code®
  • Changes to the 2014 National Electrical Code® from Article 445 through Informative Annex J
  • New requirements for transformers, battery rooms, hospitals, pools and spas, fire-resistive cable systems, energy management systems, wind turbines, electrical rooms and optical fiber cable


Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 45 pages

This course is Part 3 of a 3-Part Series intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2014 National Electrical Code®. These are the “need to know” changes. The document is heavily illustrated to enable effective and efficient visual learning. The course addresses Code revisions that apply to all types of occupancies: residential, commercial, and industrial. The 3 parts of the Course Series are:

  • Part 1: Code-wide changes through Article 240
  • Part 2: Article 250 through Article 424
  • Part 3: Article 445 through Informative Annex J

The layout and the method of this presentation will enable new Code users to easily navigate through the changes. Those well experienced in the Code will find depth in the coverage.

Through the heading(s) at the beginning of each Code change addressed in the document, the reader will readily identify the section affected by the change and the specific subject being discussed. The Significance section serves as an introduction to the Code change under discussion. An Analysis of the Code change follows, with explanation where necessary to help the student understand the revision, its background, and the logic of the change. Graphics, photographs, examples, or calculations are used to illustrate the change and to enhance learning.

The Summary is a brief re-statement of the highlights of the Code change. An Application Question, with Answer and key to the correct answer, is included at the end of each Code section studied for exercise in applying the change and to broaden learning. Many of the sections analyzed contain a Code Refresher that addresses existing Code requirements related to the change. The author attempts to tie the entire NEC®. together through the study of the changes, Code Refreshers, Technical Updates, Examples, and Application Questions.

Although there are many references to the 2014 NEC® throughout this document, the course and quiz can be completed without the need to refer to the NEC® itself. However, the learning experience will be enhanced by referring to the NEC® as the course is completed. For further study on any Code section within this course, the 2014 NEC® should be consulted.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Significant changes in the 2014 edition of NFPA 70®, the National Electrical Code®
  • GFCI protection for receptacles on small generators
  • Grounding of dry time transformer enclosures
  • Source marking for transformers
  • Accessibility, working space, egress and illumination of battery rooms
  • Receptacles at patient bed locations and in operating rooms
  • Grounding conductors for wiring in and about agricultural buildings and marinas and boatyards
  • Receptacles at recreational vehicle sites
  • Support requirements for temporary electrical power at construction sites
  • Disconnects for electrical signs
  • Requirements for prefabricated structures or enclosures that house IT equipment and related systems
  • Low-voltage luminaires (e.g., site lighting) to be installed around pools
  • Perimeter bonding for outdoor spas and hot tubs
  • Rapid shutdown of PV circuits for the safety of first responders/firefighters
  • Provisions for manual shut-down of wind turbines
  • Surge protection for emergency power systems
  • Emergency lighting in electrical rooms
  • Installation of fire-resistive cable systems
  • Load shedding controls used in energy management systems (EMS)
  • Installation methods for optical fiber cable
  • Changes to Article 800 – Communication Circuits
  • Electrical design constraints in buildings required to comply with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • Enable the student to identify Code sections where additional study may be appropriate for the student’s practice
  • Re-acquaint students who use the Code infrequently with some of the basic safety requirements and areas of coverage of the NEC®


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