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Presenter: Larren K. Elliott, Ph.D.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Helena, MT

Delta Hotels Helena Colonial
2301 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-443-2100

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 - 4:30 pm

Chapter 1: 2014 National Electrical Code and 2017 NEC Changes

   Brief history of the electrical code and explanation of the format of the code: 
      chapters, articles, part, sub-part etc.
   Twenty important changes in the 2017 edition of the NEC

Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection

   Grounded conductors
   Voltage drop calculations (using Table 8, Chapter 9 resistance values)
   Branch circuit, feeder and services calculations
   New GFCI receptacle outlet requirements
   Service requirements (Article 230)

Grounding and Bonding (Article 250)

   New grounding of service entrances
   Grounding of separately-derived systems
      • Grounding electrodes
   Sizing of grounding electrode conductor (Table 250.66)
   Bonding of services (Part V)

Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials

   Wiring methods—underground installation requirements (Article 300.5)
   Conductors for general wiring
      • New tables for conductor ampacity (Table 310.15(B)(16))
   Conductor ampacity correction and adjustments
   Pull and junction box fill calculation (Article 314)

Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use

   Flexible cords and cables 
   New receptacle requirements
   Switchboards and panel boards 
   New short circuit rating
   Motor branch and feeder circuits
   Luminaires, appliances
   Transformer protection (Article 450 example calculations)

Chapter 5: Special Occupancies

   Hazardous locations 
   Commercial garages

Chapter 6: Special Equipment

   Signs, outline lighting, elevators 
  Hybrid vehicle plug in requirements
   New data center requirements 
   Solar photovoltaic systems (Article 690)
   New small wind turbine systems

Chapter 7: Special Conditions

   New emergency systems (legally required, optional)
   Class 1, 2, and 3 power-limited circuits (Article 725)
   Fire alarm circuits (Article 760)

Chapter 8: Communications Circuits

   New premises-powered broadband communication systems (Article 840)
   Network-powered broadband communication systems (Article 830)

Chapter 9: Tables

   Conductor fill and raceway calculations with examples
   Table 8, Chapter 9 Physical Properties of Conductors
   Table 5, Chapter 9 Dimensions of Insulated Conductors and Fixture Wire

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs
     6.5 MSE PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Electrical)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in Montana. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Montana.

The Montana Society of Engineers has approved this course for 6.5 PDHs.

This seminar has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 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 International Code Council has approved this course for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Electrical (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

HalfMoon Education will not be seeking course approval from the Montana State Electrical Board for this activity.

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.


Larren K. Elliott, Ph.D.

President, Training Technology, Austin

Mr. Elliott started his career in the late 60s as an electrician. From that he moved to designing electrical control circuits on material handling systems for the Webb Stiles Company. He later became the supervisor of curriculum and instruction for all industrial control products at the Allen-Bradley Company. Mr. Elliott has also been an assistant professor at Texas A&M University teaching Industrial Electricity and Factory Automation within the School of Engineering. Over the years he has received a B.S. degree in Education from West Virginia University and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University. He has also passed his Electrical Inspector’s Exam certified by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI). Mr. Elliott’s 45 years of practical hands-on industrial and training experience has given him the ability to teach diverse technical subjects to plant and machine operators, technicians, and engineers.

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: Montana Electrical Code

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines the 2014 National Electrical Code and 2017 NEC changes, which make up the electrical code for Montana.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to compare the requirements of the Montana Electrical Code to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC), and will be able to identify 20 upcoming changes between the current electrical code and the 2017 edition of the code, including changes in requirements for renewable energy and energy storage systems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify key requirements for wiring and protection, including requirements for grounded conductors, GFCI receptacle outlets and transformer protection.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with requirements for grounding and bonding, including grounding of service entrances, grounding electrodes and bonding of services.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to analyze requirements for wiring, cords, and cables, and will be able to comply with requirements for special equipment, including signs, elevators, data centers and renewable energy systems.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of electrical codes and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/02/2022

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.