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Presenter: Salvatore Ferrara

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Ronkonkoma, NY

Courtyard by Marriott Long Island MacArthur Airport
5000 Express Drive South
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: 631-612-5000

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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
  • Contractors

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Electrical)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers in New York.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects.

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

Courses for New York engineers offered by sponsors recognized, and courses approved by, the American Institute of Architects are considered approved if they contribute to the development and maintenance of professional knowledge in approved subject areas.

The New York State Education Department considers courses as approved for New York State mandatory continuing education for professional engineers if the sponsor’s courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and are in approved subject areas.

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

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

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


Salvatore Ferrara

School Director at Electrical Training Center Inc.

Presently preparing electricians and engineers to pass their Suffolk and Nassau master electrician license exam, Mr. Ferrara is also licensed to teach the New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut master electricians CEU renewal course. He has also instructed men and women in the electrical industry regarding changes in the 1999 and 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and currently the 2017 National Electrical Code. Mr. Ferrara is currently teaching the members of the NYC Chapter Electrical Inspectors their 2011 NYC Electrical Code at each month’s meeting and has taught Local Union #3 Apprenticeship Program. He has instructed approximately 500 electricians for Local Union #3 IBEW, teaching the NYC National Electrical Code. He acts as an expert witness in the field of electricity for Con Edison and various law firms. Mr. Ferrara currently teaches home inspectors electrical CEU for NYS DOS and is also a provider and instructor for NYS code enforcement in-service training. He currently teaches private NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E seminars for electrical contractors and their employees. Mr. Ferrara is on code panel #2 for the NYC Electrical Code and has attended several Advisory Board meetings as a guest. Mr. Ferrara is NABCEP provider and instructor for photovoltaic industry. He is an approved instructor to teach the NYC 8 hour master electrician renewal license class from the NYC DOB, and he is an instructor for NYC and Long Island NECA contractors.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $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 seven-hour live lecture presentation examines provisions from Chapters 1-9 and major changes for 2017 and major changes for 2017, including those for fixed industrial process heating, large-scale PV electrical power production, energy storage systems, stand-alone systems, and direct-current microgrids.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and discuss major changes in the 2017 National Electrical Code, including those for fixed industrial process heating, large-scale photovoltaic electric power production, energy storage systems, stand-alone systems and direct-current microgrids.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain key provisions in Chapters 1-3 of the NEC, including new requirements for reconditioned equipment, limited access working space, short-circuit current documentation, GFCI protection for non-dwelling units, and single-phase dwelling services and feeders.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and discuss key provisions in Chapters 4-6 for equipment for general use, special occupancies and special equipment.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and explain key provisions in NEC Chapters 7-8 for emergency systems, fire alarm circuits, and broadband communication systems.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with electrical systems and wiring.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/19/2022

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.