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Presenter: Mark D. Cook

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Brookfield, WI

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
375 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: 262-364-1100

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 5:00 pm

Overview of Major Changes in 2017 National Electrical Code

   Article 425: Fixed Industrial Process Heating
   Article 691: Large-Scale PV Electric Power Production
   Article 706: Energy Storage Systems
   Article 710: Stand-Alone Systems
   Article 712: Direct-Current Microgrids

Chapter 1: National Electrical Code

   Requirements for electrical installations, including clearances 
       and free space requirements about equipment
   New reconditioned equipment, identification and traceability
   New limited access working space requirement
   New short-circuit current documentation

Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection

   Grounded conductors 
   Voltage drop calculations
   Branch circuit, feeder and services calculations
   GFCI receptacle outlet requirements
   Service requirements Transformer protection
   New GFCI protection for non-dwelling units

Grounding and Bonding

   Grounding of service entrances 
   Grounding of separately-derived systems
   Grounding electrodes
   Sizing of grounding electrode and grounding conductor
   Bonding of services

Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials

   Wiring methods—underground installation requirements
   Conductors for general wiring
   Conductor ampacity correction and adjustments
   Number of conductors in a raceway
   Pull and junction box fill calculation
   New single-phase dwelling services and feeders

Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use

   Flexible cords and cables
   Receptacle requirements
   Switchboards and panel boards 
   Short circuit rating
   Luminaires, appliances, transformers and motors

Chapter 5: Special Occupancies

   Hazardous locations 
   Commercial garages
   Health care facility requirements
   Recreational vehicle parks

Chapter 6: Special Equipment

   Signs, outline lighting, elevators 
   Hybrid vehicle plug in requirements 
   Data center requirements 
   Pools and spas
   Solar photovoltaic systems 
   Small wind turbine systems

Chapter 7: Special Conditions

   Emergency systems 
   Class 1, 2, and 3 power-limited circuits
   Fire alarm circuits

Chapter 8: Communications Circuits

   Premises-powered broadband communication systems
   Network-powered broadband communication systems

Chapter 9: Tables

   Conductor fill and raceway calculation example

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Commercial Electrical Inspector Qualifier, Industrial Journeyman
Electrician, Master Electrician, Registered Electrician, Residential
Journeyman Electrician, Residential Master Electrician, UDC-
Electrical Inspector
     7.0 Credit Hours

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Electrical)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects in most states, including Wisconsin. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Wisconsin.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this seminar for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved 7.0 credit hours for Commercial Electrical Inspector Qualifier, Industrial Journeyman Electrician, Master Electrician, Registered Electrician, Residential Journeyman Electrician, Residential Master Electrician, UDC-Electrical Inspector.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Electrical.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mark D. Cook

Regional Training Supervisor, Faith Technologies

Mr. Cook is a master electrician in Wisconsin and Arizona. He has been in the electrical industry since 1978 and he owned and operated his own electrical commercial, residential and light industrial service company in Arizona from 1994 until the summer of 2015. Mr. Cook was an instructor for the Independent Electrical Contractors of Arizona (I.E.C), a four-year apprenticeship program facilitated at Gateway Community College in Phoenix. He hired and mentored an apprentice to win “Apprentice of the Year” at the national competition “Wireoff” held at Fort Worth, Texas, in 2012. Mr. Cook was also an instructor for the Electric League of Arizona educational program, teaching classes on grounding, bonding and the National Electrical Code. He has presented the NEC for HalfMoon Education and the Arizona Department of Transportation as well. Mr. Cook is an associate member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and was presented with the “Instructor of the Year” award from I.E.C. in the spring of 2015. He authors “Code Corner” a monthly article appearing in The Electric Times, an electric and lighting industry newsletter circulated throughout the southwest at local vendors and suppliers and to online subscribers. Mr. Cook is a National Fire Protection Association member, an International Association of Electrical Inspectors member and a certified and a commercial electrical inspector for the State of Wisconsin. He is a CEU provider for Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: National Electrical Code 2017

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 7.0 hour live lecture presentation covers National Electrical Code (NEC) general requirements and provisions for system grounding, grounding electrode system, grounding electrode conductors, bonding, equipment and grounding, equipment grounding and conductors, and specific equipment grounding.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and explain compliance requirements for grounded and ungrounded systems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to differentiate AC systems that are and are not required to be grounded.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the purpose of grounding electrode systems and be able to reference NEC requirements for them.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference NEC requirements for bonding, equipment grounding and conductors, methods for grounding, specific equipment grounding.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                 LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with electricity, wiring, and electrical codes.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/20/2021

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost, or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.