NEC(R) Overview

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"NEC Overview" provides information on the contents, purpose, history, and applications of the National Electrical Code. The NEC is written for experienced electrical workers. The NEC(R) is the essential standard on minimum safe installations. While safe practices are encouraged when working with electrical systems and the NEC(R) offers them, the code is not the law unless it is adopted by local government. However, the NEC(R), in some form, is the law for minimum electrical installations in all states. Using and understanding the National Electrical Code is essential for anyone who works with electrical systems. This course assists readers in navigating the NEC(R) and understanding its function. After completing this course, users will be able to describe the structure of the National Electric Code(R), as well as its major guidelines that impact electrical maintenance in production facilities.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the National Electrical Code(R)
  • Describe the history of the Code
  • Describe the NFPA
  • Describe the relationship between NFPA 70E and OSHA
  • Describe how the Code is developed
  • Explain how the Code becomes law
  • Describe the scope of the Code
  • Describe the structure of the Code
  • Describe the ways to read the Code
  • Explain how the Code defines terms
  • Explain how the Code uses abbreviations
  • Explain how the Code uses measurements
  • Describe the tables in the Code
  • Describe how changes to the Code are communicated
  • Describe Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for mechanical/electrical/plumbing maintenance technicians.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Electricity, National Electrical Code, Electrical Maintanence

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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