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The National Electrical Code (NEC), or NFPA 70, is a U.S. standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment. While the NEC is not itself a U.S. law, its use is commonly mandated by federal, state or local law. First published in 1897, the NEC is updated and published every three years. The “authority having jurisdiction” inspects for compliance with these minimum standards, although some jurisdictions do not immediately adopt new editions. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.302-.308 and .399 mandates compliance with portions of the NEC. A thorough understanding of this standard is the foundation for safe and compliant construction of electrical systems.
The NEC covers the installation of electrical conductors, equipment, and raceways; signaling and communications conductors, equipment, and raceways; and optical fiber cables and raceways for the following:
This course is intended for electricians, electrical inspectors and electrical contractors who have a need to meet federal, state and local requirements for performing electrical work. Each participant will receive a softbound copy of the NEC®–2014 standard, along with the AVO textbook.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Working knowledge of basic electricity is necessary for understanding the requirements of the NEC®. Each participant must bring a standard calculator.
This course is required for our Industrial Electrical Safety Inspector Certification Program.
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