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CODE FUNDAMENTALS SERIES (CF)

Code Fundamentals Classes are patterned after the content sections on WA State’s Exam Outlines.
All Classes are 8 hour CEU and qualifiy for Basic Classroom. Journey level electricans can take any CF classes for Industry Related (IR) credit.

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CF1

INTRO TO THE NEC & GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Introduction to the NEC
Preparing and Marking of your Code Book

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Article 90 – How to use the NEC
Article 100 – Code-Wide Definitions
Article 110 – General Requirements

CF2

WIRING & PROTECTION

Wiring and Protection:

  • Where in the wiring system are you?

  • How do we electrically protect specific parts of the wiring system?

Article 200 – Use of the Grounded conductor
Art 210 – Branch Circuits (Overview)
Article 215 – Feeders
Article 220 – Load Calcs (Purpose and Contents only)
Art 225 – Outside Feeders and Branch Circuits

Art 240 – Overcurrent Protection

Art 242 – Surge Protective Devices

CF3

SERVICES

Article 230 – Services and Service Installations
Considerations for equipment and conductors that bring utility power to a building or structure

CF4

OVERCURRENT PROTECTION

Article 240 – Overcurrent Protection
Protecting conductors and equipment against overcurrents

  • Discussion of Short Circuits, Ground Faults, and Overloads

  • Tap Rules

  • Specific Equipment Overcurrent protection rules

CF5

GROUNDING & BONDING

Article 250 – Grounding and Bonding

  • Purpose of Grounding vs Bonding

  • Grounding Electrode Systems and sizing

  • Bonding of Utility and Separately Derived Systems

  • Equipment Grounding

CF6

WIRING METHODS

NEC Art 300-399

Wiring Methods

  • Rules that apply to all installations

  • Conductors

  • Cabinets and Enclosures

  • Cables

  • Raceways

  • Other Wiring Methods

CF7

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

NEC Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use

  • Cord sizing and application

  • Appliances and utilization equipment other than motors, AC, transformers, or generators

CF8

MOTORS, GENERATORS, TRANSFORMERS

Equipment for General Use (NEC Ch 4) that consists of:

  • Motors

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration

  • Transformers

  • Generators

CF9

HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS

Articles 500-514

Classified (Hazardous) Locations:

  • Wiring considerations around combustible gases, dusts, and fibers

  • Specific considerations for fueling stations, industrial processing, paint and spray applications etc.

CF10

SPECIAL OCCUPANCIES

NEC Chapter 5 Special Occupancies:

  • Health Care Facilities

  • Places of Assembly

  • Mobile Homes and MH Parks

  • Theaters

  • Temporary Wiring

CF11

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

NEC Chapter 6 Special Equipment: Sampling of equipment ranging from:

  • 600 Electric Signs and Outline Lighting

  • 610 Cranes and Hoists

  • 630 Electric Welders

  • 640 Audio Signal Processing, Amplification, and Reproduction Equipment

  • 660 X-Ray Equipment

  • 670 Industrial Machinery

  • 675 Electrically Driven or Controlled Irrigation Machines

  • 680 Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installations

  • 690 Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

  • 694 Wind Electric Systems

  • 695 Fire Pumps

CF12

EMERGENCY AND STANDBY POWER SYSTEMS

Backup Power Sources for facilities (NEC Ch 7)

  • 700 – Emergency Systems

  • 701 – Legally Required Standby Systems

  • 702 – Optional Standby Systems

  • 705 – Interconnected Systems

CF13

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

NEC Chapter 7 – Special (Electrical) conditions

  • Power co-generation and distribution

  • Control Systems at line and Low voltage

THEORY CLASS SERIES (TH)

Teach the How and Why it works, light on Code.
All Classes are 8 hour CEU and qualifiy for Basic Classroom. Journey level electricans can take any TH classes for Industry Related (IR) credit.

TH1

DC THEORY

DC Theory

  • History and understanding of the principal elements of Ohms and Power Laws

  • Conduction through solids, liquids, gases

  • Voltage drop and conductor characteristics

  • Industrial Processes utilizing DC electricity

TH2

AC ELECTRICAL THEORY

AC Theory

  • Power in a non-resistive circuit

  • Power Factor

  • Induction and Capacitance

  • Power Factor Correction

  • Harmonics

TH3

ELECTRICAL MACHINES

Theory for Electrical Machines

  • Generators, Alternators

  • DC, Single Phase, 2 Phase, 3 Phase configurations

  • Transformers and Transformer Banks

  • Single Phase Motor Starting

  • Rotary Phase Converters

TH4

APPLED MATH FOR THE NEC

Applied Math for the NEC

  • Basic math concepts, Ohm’s Law, Power Laws

  • Practical applications taken from all chapters of the NEC

CF5

DIMMERS, DRIVES AND POWER SUPPLIES

This theory class covers the theory behind

  • Rectification, filtering, DC to DC converters

  • Pulse width modulation

  • Filtering circuits & Harmonics

  • Variable Frequency Drives

  • Current and Voltage Control

  • Modified voltage metering

CEU CLASSES FOR JOURNEY RENEWAL

Also valid for Trainees/Basic Classroom. All classes are 8 Hour CEU Credit.

RCW-WAC

4HR RCW AND WAC (PLUS 4HR IR)

Washington State Codes. Taught as an 8 hour class. For Journey level, the credits will reflect 4Hrs of WAC/RCW and 4hrs of Industry Related. To download copies of the WAC/RCW CLICK HERE to go to L&I's website

CUP

2020 NEC CODE UPDATE (8HR)

2020 NEC Analysis of Code Changes

  • Covers roughly 200 impact changes that were new to the 2020 NEC

  • Great review of the entire Code Book structure and philosophy

CODE APPLICATION SERIES (AP)

Specific Application (AP) Classes (Focus on topic rather than limited Code sections).
All Classes are 8 hour CEU and qualifiy for Basic Classroom. Journey level electricans can take any CF classes for Industry Related (IR) credit.

AP1

DWELLING UNIT REQUIREMENTS

NEC Articles 230, 220, 210, 250, 334

Dwelling Unit Requirements:

  • Dwelling Serives

  • Single Family Load Calcs

  • Required Branch Circuits and wiring methods

  • Grounding and bonding for residential wiring

  • NM Cabling Methods

AP2

POOLS, TUBS, PUMPS, IRRIGATION

NEC Articles 680, 682, 430, 675

Equipment related to pools, pumps, and irrigation:

  • Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, Fountains

  • Bodies of Water

  • Pump Motors

  • Irrigation Machines

AP3

PHOTOVOLTAIC, WIND, AND OTHER ENERGY SYSTEMS

NEC Articles 690-694, 705

Alternative Energy Sources:

  • Photovoltaic

  • Wind

  • Energy Storage

  • Interconnected Systems

AP4

LIGHTING & SIGNS

NEC Articles 410, 411, 600

Lighting and Signs

  • Line Voltage Lighting

  • Classification & Design

  • Lighting Load Calcs, Energy Codes

  • Low Voltage Lighting

  • Signs and Sign Bodies

  • Neon Skeletal Tubing

AP5

CONDUCTORS AND WIRING DEVICES

Articles 310, 404, 406, 408

Conductors and Wiring Devices:

  • Conductor Sizing, Derating, Voltage Drop

  • Switches, panel boards

  • Receptacles and connection considerations

  • Circuit Breakers and Panelboards

AP6

PLCS, DRIVES, AND SENSORS

Articles 430 Part X, 725

  • Programmable Logic Controllers

  • Control Wiring

  • Programming

  • Sensors

  • Output devices

Variable Frequency Drives

  • Wiring Methods

  • Output Characteristics

  • Motor Considerations

AP7

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND INSTALLATION METHODS

Articles 210, 215, 230, Chapter 3

Electrical Systems & Installation Methods:

  • Services

  • Feeders

  • Branch Circuits

  • Wiring Methods appropriate to occupancy

  • Grounding and Bonding

AP8

OVERCURRENT PROTECTION, ARC FLASH AND ENERGY REDUCTION, NFPA70E

NEC Article 110, 240, NFPA 70E

NEC Installation Requirements and NFPA70E impementation

  • Hierarchy of controls

  • AIC Ratings of equipment

  • Labeling

  • Fault Current Calculations

  • Engineering solutions for energy reduction

  • Lockout/Tagout procedures

  • High Risk PPE