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Presenter: Mark D. Cook

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Eagan, MN

Holiday Inn Airport SE-Mall Area
2700 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-454-3434

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 SystemsArticle 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
  • Electricians

Professional Engineers
     7.0 HSW PDHs

     7.0 HSW PDHs
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

     7.0 Code/Energy Hours

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Electrical)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW PDHs/continuing education hours to professional engineers and architects in Minnesota. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Minnesota.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Construction Code Licensing Division has approved this course for 7.0 Code/Energy hours for Electricians (Sponsor No. S1712131).

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Electrical (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education purposes.

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.


Mark D. Cook

Electrical Education Specialist, Faith Technologies

Mr. Cook is a Master electrician in Wisconsin and Arizona. He holds a Journeyman card in Washington State. 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. 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. He authors “Code Corner” a monthly article appearing in The Electric Times, and has contributed articles to the IAEI magazine.  Mr. Cook is a National Fire Protection Association member, an International Association of Electrical Inspectors member and a certified commercial electrical inspector for the State of Wisconsin. Recently appointed to CMP-2 for the National Electric Code, NFPA 70. 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 seven-hour live lecture presentation examines select provisions of Chapters 1-9 in the National Electrical Code 2017, 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 Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe major changes in the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC), including changes for large-scale photovoltaic electric power production, energy storage systems, and direct-current microgrids.

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: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with electrical requirements in dwelling and non-dwelling units, and familiarity with electrical code compliance.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/12/2022

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.