VA Electrician CE - 3 Hour 2017 NEC Introduction and Chapter 2


3 Hour Course

Course ID: 2731003353

Approved By: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

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This class will serve as a broad introduction to the changes made to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) and to the changes in Chapter 2. It includes a brisk discussion of the code review process, a detailed explanation of how the NEC is organized, coverage of code-wide changes, new Articles for 2017, and every significant change made to Chapter 2 in the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC).

Chapter 2 presents the most central provisions of the NEC for safe and reliable wiring materials and protective devices that affects almost every kind of electrical installation.

Each change in this lesson on Chapter 2 is presented first with a “thumbnail” to help orient the student and provide a ready means for reviewing the material. The 2017 NEC language for the affected code is then provided, with any deletions and revisions from the 2014 NEC clearly shown. Most importantly, each change is accompanied by a thorough-going discussion of what the change means and the reason it was installed in the Code.

The discussion includes, where possible, the reasons provided by the relevant code-making panel that oversaw the change and any vital contributions to the discussion from working electricians, manufacturers, and industry analysts. The goal is to express every change in clear language, to focus on how the changes should be applied by a working electrician, and to provide the resources to explore the change more fully for those who wish to do so.

There will be three incremental quizzes throughout the course, with one 5-question quiz following the Introduction section, and two 10-question quizzes in the Chapter 2 section.


    • Introduction to the 2017 NEC [6 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to the Course: Changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code (Video)
      • 02. New Review Process for the NEC (Video)
      • 03. Article 90 Introduction
      • 04. Code-Wide Changes
      • 05. New Articles for 2017
      • 06. How the NEC is Organized & Conclusion to Lesson 1 (Video)
    • 2017 NEC Changes to Chapter 2 [10 Activities]
      • 01. Chapter 2 Wiring and Protection Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Chapter Two Wiring and Protection
      • 03. Chapter Two Wiring and Protection
      • 04. Chapter Two Wiring and Protection
      • 05. Chapter Two Wiring and Protection
      • 06. Articles 240 & 250 (Video)
      • 07. Chapter Two Wiring and Protection
      • 08. Chapter Two Wiring and Protection
      • 09. Chapter Two Wiring and Protection
      • 10. End of Lesson on Chapter 2 (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.

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The clarification of the amendments helped greatly.

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Good course

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Very informative and well written course materials.

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very imformative

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Very well organized, and easy to follow. .Great explanations and reasons for changes.

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