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Code Fundamentals Classes are patterned after the content sections on WA State’s Exam Outlines
SKU Title   Overall Topics covered: Details    
CF1 Code Fundamentals 1: Intro & General Requirements  

NEC Articles 90, 100, 110

Intro to the NEC

Introduction to the NEC
Preparing and Marking of your Code Book
Article 90 – How to use the NEC
Article 100 – Code-Wide Definitions
Article 110 – General Requirements
CF2 Code Fundamentals 2: Wiring & Protection   NEC Articles 200-225, 280-285 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 280 – Surge Arrestors
Art 285 – Surge Protective Devices
CF3 Code Fundamentals 3: Services   NEC Article 230 Article 230 – Services and Service Installations
Considerations for equipment and conductors that bring utility power to a building or structure
CF4 Code Fundamentals 4: Overcurrent Protection   NEC Article 240 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 Code Fundamentals 5: Grounding & Bonding  

NEC Article 250

Grounding & Bonding Mind Map

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 Code Fundamentals 6: Wiring Methods   NEC Articles 300-399 Wiring Methods
– Rules that apply to all installations
– Conductors
– Cabinets and Enclosures
– Cables
– Raceways
– Other Wiring Methods
CF7 Code Fundamentals 7: Electrical Equipment   NEC Articles 400-427, 455-480 Equipment for General Use
– Cord sizing and application
– Appliances and utilization equipment other than motors, AC, transformers, or generators
CF8 Code Fundamentals 8: Motors, HVAC, Gener., Transf.   NEC Article 430-450 Equipment for General Use that consists of:
– Motors
– Air conditioning and refrigeration
– Transformers
– Generators
CF9 Code Fundamentals 9: Hazardous Locations   NEC Articles 500-516 Classified (Hazardous) Locations:
– Wiring considerations around combustible gases, dusts, and fibers
– Specific considerations for fueling stations, industrial processing, paint and spray applications etc.
CF10 Code Fundamentals 10: Special Occupancies   NEC Articles 517-590 NEC Chapter 5 Special Occupancies:
– Health Care Facilities
– Places of Assembly
– Mobile Homes and MH Parks
– Theaters
– Temporary Wiring
CF11 Code Fundamentals 11: Special Equipment   NEC Articles 600-695 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 Code Fundamentals 12: Emergency & Standby Systems  

NEC Articles 700-702

Standby System Handout (Holt)

Backup Power Sources for facilities
700 – Emergency Systems
701 – Legally Required Standby Systems
702 – Optional Standby Systems
CF13 Code Fundamentals 13: Special Conditions   NEC Articles 705-780 NEC Chapter 7 – Special conditions
– Power co-generation and distribution
– Control Systems at line and Low voltage
CF14 Code Fundamentals 14: Low Volt & Communications   NEC Articles 800-830 NEC Chapter 8 – Communications Systems
– Distributed wiring from telecommunications providers
– Cabling and Grounding standards
Theory Classes teach the How and Why it works, but tend to be light on Code
SKU Title   Overall Topics covered: Details    
TH1 Theory 1: DC Theory   Direct Current Theory, NEC Ch9 T8 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 Theory 2: AC Theory   Alternating Current Theory, NEC Ch9 T9 AC Theory
– Power in a non-resistive circuit
– Power Factor
– Induction and Capacitance
– Power Factor Correction
– Harmonics
TH3 Theory 3: Electrical Machines   Theory for motors, transformers, generators. NEC Articles 430-460 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 Theory 4: Applied Math for the NEC   Theory Examples throughout the NEC Applied Math for the NEC
– Basic math concepts, Ohm’s Law, Power Laws
– Practical applications taken from all chapters of the NEC
TH5 Theory 5: Dimmers, Drives and Power Supplies   Theory behind rectification and voltage/current regulation 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
Required Update Classes for Journey Level (Also valid for Trainee CEUs):
SKU Title   Overall Topics covered: Details    
RCW WAC & RCW Update (J/TR)  

 WAC pdf

 WAC online

 RCW pdf

 RCW online

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.    
CUP 2020 NEC Code Update (J/TR)   Free Online NEC Access 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
Specific Application Classes (Focus on topic rather than specific Code section):
SKU Title   Overall Topics covered: Details    
AP1 Applied NEC 1: 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 Applied NEC 2: 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 Applied NEC 3: Photovoltaic and other Alt. Energy  

NEC Articles 690-694, 705

PV Requirements Holt PDF

NABCEP Installation Guide (2016) PDF

One-Line Planner for PV Systems PDF

Alternative Energy Sources:
– Photovoltaic
– Wind
– Energy Storage
– Interconnected Systems
AP4 Applied NEC 4: 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 Applied NEC 5: Conductors and Wiring Devices   Articles 310, 404, 406 Conductors and Wiring Devices:
– Conductor Sizing, Derating, Voltage Drop
– Switches, panel boards
– Receptacles and connection considerations
AP6 Applied NEC 6: PLCs & Drives   Articles 430 Part X, 725 Programmable Logic Controllers
– Control Wiring
– Programming
– Sensors
– Output devices
Variable Frequency Drives
– Wiring Methods
– Output Characteristics
– Motor Considerations
AP7 Applied NEC 7: Electrical Systems & 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 Applied NEC 8: Arc Flash and Energy Reduction; NFPA70E   NEC Article 110, 240, NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace
– Hierarchy of controls
– AIC Ratings of equipment
– Labeling
– Fault Current Calculations
– Engineering solutions for energy reduction
– Lockout/Tagout procedures
– High Risk PPE