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Presenter: JD White

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lexington, KY

Courtyard by Marriott Keenland/Airport
3100 Wall Street
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: 859-224-0460

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
   Transformer protection
   Service requirements 
   New GFCI protection for non-dwelling units

Grounding and Bonding

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

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
   Health care facility requirements
   Commercial garages
   Recreational vehicle parks

Chapter 6: Special Equipment

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

Chapter 7: Special Conditions

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

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CEHs
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW
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 continuing education hours to architects in most states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Kentucky.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System 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/CES information under this course listing.

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

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.


JD White

Consultant at Freelance Electrical System Design and Drafting

Mr. White’s past ten years with Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio, as its Skilled Trades Program coordinator, has provided him with insights beyond teaching, including migration to semesters, and providing oversight of 144 apprenticeship courses and 28 open enrollment courses covering construction, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and welding. Mr. White helped craft 15 plans for study for various certificates, AAS majors, and ATS majors. He has been an active part of articulation agreements, with various vocational career programs and apprenticeship programs. He started a new open enrollment program in June of 2007, which had over 200 active students, and filled 28 course sections per term, prior to him handing it over to a new faculty member. Mr. White is presently working with 10 apprenticeship partnerships with annual enrollment of 1,500 students. He has oversight of five labs, equipment, materials, and lab personnel.

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 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.