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2014 National Electrical Code ® ( NEC ) Training Seminar

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This electrical training course helps electricians understand the most recent version of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®)

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Workshop Description/Agenda

This electrical training course helps electricians understand the most recent version of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) from 2014 and introduces non-electrical personnel to the topic with a practical introduction to the NEC®. The NEC® is the most widely used installation and construction code in the world, and anyone who handles electrical systems should understand it.

With the collaboration of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Fire Protection Association updates this "Industry Bible" every three years, meaning electrical professionals and technicians need to re-update their understanding every three years, and that’s what this course does. It compliments many of our electrical and HVAC classes, providing anyone working with electricity the most up-to-date, best practices for safe installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.

By developing a thorough understanding of the NEC® in students, this class will enable them to install and maintain electrical systems properly, ensuring smooth, efficient day-to-day operations for any building, plant, or piece of equipment.

Who should take this course?

If you work with electrical systems and equipment, you need to understand the intricacies of the NEC ® and be able to comply with them, whether you are an experienced electrician or a maintenance technician without a formal electrical training background.

Why is this course useful for all experience levels? Experienced electricians are the first to admit that learning the NEC® is a life-long experience, and staying current is a challenge. This one of a kind seminar uses practical examples and in-depth work with the NEC manual to teach electrical technicians how the requirements of the National Electrical Code® apply to all electrical work and keep technicians of all levels up-to-date, helping novices acquire the experience necessary to put the code to use.

The following personnel will benefit from our NEC® seminar:

  • All Building Maintenance Personnel
  • All Plant and Facility Maintenance Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Apprentices
  • Alarm Technicians
  • Non-Electrical Engineers
  • Building Engineers

Anyone who performs any of the following jobs will also benefit:

  • Install and maintain electrical equipment
  • Maintain plant or building lighting
  • Install or replace motors
  • Adjust motor overloads
  • Replace fuses
  • Repair motor controls
  • Install or maintain HVAC equipment
  • Work on plant or building generators
  • Run power to newly installed equipment
  • Troubleshoot plant or building electrical problems
  • Manage or supervise maintenance operations

Learning Outcomes

  • How to navigate the National Electrical Code®
  • Understand the many 2014 code changes
  • Find answers to your toughest electrical code questions

Training Outcomes

At the end of the NEC electrical training seminar, students will have learned and must demonstrate their ability to:

  • Navigate and find answers in the NEC®;
  • Identify key electrical terms found in the NEC®;
  • Locate specific information regarding:
    • Electrical Installations
    • Wiring and Protection
    • Wiring Methods and Materials
    • Equipment for General Use; Motors, Transformers
  • Determine the applicability of the NEC® code rules;
  • Locate specific information for their job regarding:
    • Special Occupancies
    • Special Equipment
    • Special Conditions
    • Communication Systems
  • Apply the tables found in NEC® chapter nine to solve typical electrical wiring and conduit problems;
  • Understand the most important 2014 NEC® changes

Course Outline / Agenda

Instructors begin the seminar by asking students about topics or situations they need addressed. They integrate answers into the discussion topics and hands-on learning so students get the useful, practical education they need. Discussions topics are spread across both days to help students understand the code and then relate it to practical needs and maintenance tasks required in a range of facilities.


Introduction to the NEC®

  • Using the NEC® layout for easier navigation
  • The differences between the first four chapters and chapters five through nine
  • Finding the right chapter quickly

Chapter One: General Information

  • Key words and definitions
  • Installation requirements

Chapter Two: Wiring and Protection

  • Use and identification of grounded conductors branch circuits
  • Feeders
  • Branch-circuit, feeder, and service calculations outside branch circuits and feeders
  • Services
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Grounding
  • Transient voltage surge suppressors

Chapter Three: Wiring Methods and Materials

  • Wiring methods
  • Conductors for general wiring
  • Cabinets, cutout boxes, meter socket enclosures outlet, device, pull, and junction boxes, conduit bodies, fittings, manholes, armored cables: Type AC
  • Nonmetallic-sheathed cable: Types NM, NMCn and NMS
  • Flexible metal conduit: Type FMC
  • Liquidtight flexible metal conduit: Type LFMC
  • Rigid nonmetallic conduit: Type RNC
  • Liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit: Type LFNC
  • Electrical nonmetallic tubing: Type ENT
  • Auxiliary gutters
  • Busways
  • Cablebus
  • Metal wireways
  • Surface metal raceways
  • Surface nonmetallic raceways
  • Cable trays

Chapter Four: Equipment for General Use

  • Flexible cords and cables
  • Fixture wires
  • Switches
  • Receptacles, cord connectors, and attachment caps
  • Switchboards and panelboards
  • Luminaries, lamp holders, lamps
  • Appliances
  • Fixed, electric space-heating equipment
  • Motors, motor circuits, and controllers, including disconnecting means for motors
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration equipment
  • Transformers and transformer vaults
  • Equipment over 600 volts, nominal

Chapters Five through Eight

  • The interrelationships between the first four chapters and these chapters
  • Special occupancies
  • Special equipment
  • Special conditions
  • Communication systems

Chapter Nine: Tables

  • How to use ready information quickly
  • Solving problems with tables

Course outline and content may be amended as 2014 National Electrical Code® changes are released.

FAQs About NFPA 70 2014 National Electrical Code®

What is NFPA 70®?

NFPA 70® is also referred to as the National Electrical Code® or NEC® and is a United States standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment. It is part of the National Fire Codes series published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Is the NEC® a law?

While the NEC® is not itself a law, state and local law often require businesses to follow NEC®.

Who reviews the National Electrical Code®?

The NEC® is developed by NFPA's Committee on the National Electrical Code®, which consists of 20 code-making panels and a technical correlating committee.

What is ANSI / NFPA 70 ?

The NEC® is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). It is formally identified as ANSI / NFPA 70.

When is the National Electrical Code ® Published?

The NEC® is updated and published every three years, with the most recent edition having come out in 2014. Most states adopt the most recent edition within a couple of years of its publication. As with any "uniform" code, a few jurisdictions regularly omit or modify some sections.

NFPA, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code and NEC are registered trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association, Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts USA

What You Will Take Home

  • A copy of the 2014 NFPA NEC® Code book
  • A personalized 2014 National Electrical Code® training certificate
  • 1.6 American rainco continuing education units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who have sent their employees to our classes accept American Trainco CEUs for continuing education requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE (American Council on Education) and we are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority. We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.

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U.S. and Canada

If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend a seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. While payment is due prior to the start of the seminar, you may choose a full refund or credit for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance. Student substitutions can also be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. Refunds will not be issued for registered attendees who fail to show up and have not given a notice of cancellation.

In the rare event that should you not receive the expected value after attending our seminar, simply notify us in writing of your reasons and your money will be promptly refunded.

International and Overseas

If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend a seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. However, payment for international and overseas students must be made prior to the start of the seminar (in Dollars U.S.), and all seminar fees are non-refundable. Student substitutions can be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. American Trainco’s Money-Back Guarantee does not apply for international and overseas registrations.

The NEC is a useful standard for anyone who works with electrical components, helping to ensure safe operation and behaviors. Our electrical training course can help anyone develop a fundamental understanding of its intricacies and implement them in the workplace.

Who Should Attend

If you work with electrical systems and equipment, you need to understand the intricacies of the NEC

Additional Information

Training Provider: American Trainco

Course Topics: Industrial Training Training > National Electrical Code

Training Course Summary: This electrical training course helps electricians understand the most recent version of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®)

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