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Revisions for the 2017 National Electrical Code - Part 1

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In Revisions for the 2017 National Electrical Code - Part 1, you'll learn ...

  • The “need to know” changes in the 2017 National Electrical Code®
  • How to use the Code and many of the existing requirements in the Code
  • Code-wide changes in the 2017 National Electrical Code®, as well as changes to specific articles from Article 100 through Article 250


Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 67 pages

This course series is intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2017 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 course is divided into 3 parts:

  • Part 1: Code-wide changes through Article 250
  • Part 2: Article 300 through Article 590
  • Part 3: Article 600 through Informative Annex D

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 most Code sections studied for exercise in applying the change. Less significant changes are addressed in less detail. Some of the sections analyzed contain a Code Refresher that addresses existing Code requirements related to the change, and general Code information and rules are weaved into the writing throughout the document. The author’s writing method attempts to provide general Code study and a Code refresher through discussion of the Code changes. NFPA 70E®, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, is briefly discussed and referenced several times within the course.

Although there are many references to the 2017 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 full text of the 2017 NEC® should be consulted.

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You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 24 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:

  • The revised definition of “readily accessible” equipment
  • How to distinguish between “structure” and “equipment”
  • New subsection requiring product certification to be performed by qualified testing laboratories
  • Proper tightening of electrical connections
  • Requirement for warning labels to be field or factory applied to service equipment rated 1200 A
  • Marking of reconditioned equipment
  • General working space requirement for limited access equipment
  • Requirements for pre-energization and operating tests for systems over 1000 volts
  • Guidance and clarification in determining whether a receptacle is within 6 ft from a sink
  • Updated product standard for GFCI receptacles
  • GFCI protection for lighting outlets in crawl spaces
  • Additional branch circuits required for dwellings
  • Additional arc-fault circuit-interrupter protection requirements
  • New requirement to reduce fuse clearing time for fuses rated 1200 A or higher
  • Grounding requirements for separately derived systems


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