VA Electrician CE - 3 Hour 2017 NEC Chapters 1 and 3


3 Hour Course

Course ID: 2731003355

Approved By: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

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This class presents every significant change made to Chapters 1 and 3 of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC). Chapter 1 covers changes made to Article 100 (Definitions) and Article 110 (Requirements for Electrical Installations). Chapter 3 is a critical Chapter, addressing the most central provisions of the NEC for safe and reliable wiring methods that affects almost every kind of electrical installation.

Chapter 1 is comprised of two Articles: Article 100 that covers Definitions and Article 110 that cover the general requirements for electrical installations. These are two core Articles that affect every phase of electrical work.

The first portion of this section covers changes to eight definitions: Readily Accessible, Associated Apparatus, Building, Structure, Coaxial Cable, Field Evaluation Body, Field Labeled, and Receptacle.

The second portion of this section covers six general requirements for electrical installation: Identification, Installation, and Use of Equipment, Product Certification, Tightening Torque, Arc- Flash Hazard Warning, Marking of Reconditioned Equipment, Working Space About Electrical Equipment - Limited Access, and Inspections and Tests

The first portion of Chapter 3 covers two changes each to the “General Requirements for Wiring Methods and Materials: and to “Conductors for General Wiring”. The rest of this portion of the lesson covers six changes to the two Articles that govern boxes and enclosures, including changes to Sections 312.5, 312.8, 314.16, 314.17, and 314.27 as well as to Table 312.6(A).

The second portion of Chapter 3 addresses some of the newest wiring methods, intended to address situations where additional resistance to stress is needed or where specific applications (such as power and control tray cable) is becoming a more widely needed option. Finally, this portion addresses how to properly size and install conductors connected in parallel by way of auxiliary gutters.

There will be three incremental quizzes throughout the course, with one 5-question quiz following Chapter 1, and two quizzes in the Chapter 3 section.

    • 2017 NEC Changes to Chapter 1 [4 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Chapter 1 (Video)
      • 02. Article 100 - Definitions
      • 03. Article 110 - Requirements for Electrical Installations
      • 04. End of Chapter 1 (Video)
    • 2017 NEC Changes to Chapter 3 [7 Activities]
      • 01. Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Materials - Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Chapter Three - Wiring Methods and Materials
      • 03. Chapter Three - Wiring Methods and Materials
      • 04. Articles 320 through 366 (Video)
      • 05. Chapter Three - Wiring Methods and Materials
      • 06. Chapter Three - Wiring Methods and Materials
      • 07. End of Lesson on Chapter 3 (Video)
  • Course Completion
    • DPOR Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Achievement

Instructor Bio

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Mike Melvin, owner of At Your Pace Online, LLC, is the instructor and industry expert for Virginia Contractor Training courses for Contractors, Electricians, HVAC Technicians, Plumbers and Fuel Gas Fitter tradesman. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, Mike has owned, operated, and worked for numerous construction companies. Mike's construction experience includes framing, concrete construction, foundations, and roofing. As the current owner and Virginia-approved lead instructor for, he teaches multiple courses pertaining to construction and business. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Mike combines his proven understanding of teaching online education with the practical and academic industry knowledge needed by Virginia Tradesman to complete their courses and get back to the job site.

Course Reviews

July 15th, 2019
The course has always layed out right to the point!

June 6th, 2019
Easy to follow, and I like how it can be spread over a few days to accommodate my schedule.

June 5th, 2019
Course was excellent. Saved me time by allowing me to complete it on line at my pace.

May 29th, 2019
Very easy to follow.

May 28th, 2019
Well structured, provided clarity for with commentaries for needed changes.

April 26th, 2019
This is a great course to catch you up on the changes.

March 19th, 2019
very good course.

March 19th, 2019
Easy to follow and educational.

March 7th, 2019
Excellent prepared Course.

March 10th, 2019
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