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Presenter: JD White

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Livonia, MI

Embassy Suites by Hilton/Detroit - Livonia/Novi
19525 Victor Parkway
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: 734-462-6000

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

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

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

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 5:00 pm

Overview of Major Changes in 2020 National Electrical Code

   Expanded GFCI requirements 
   Dwelling service disconnect requirements
   Required surge protection 
   Expanded torque requirements
   Lighting loads for non-dwellings 
   Pool systems, follow-up inspections
   New code articles

Overview of new 2017 NEC Articles

   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 
   Branch circuit, feeder and services calculations
   GFCI receptacle outlet requirement 
   New GFCI protection for non-dwelling units

Grounding and Bonding

   Grounding of separately-derived systems
   Grounding electrodes 
   Bonding of services

Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials

   Wiring methods — underground installation requirements
   Conductor ampacity correction and adjustments
   New single-phase dwelling services and feeders

Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use

   Switchboards and panel boards 
   Short circuit rating
   Luminaires, appliances, transformers and motors

Chapter 5: Special Occupancies

   Commercial garages 
   Health care facility requirements
   Recreational vehicle parks

Chapter 6: Special Equipment

   Hybrid vehicle plug in requirements 
   Pools and spas
   Solar photovoltaic systems

Chapter 7: Special Conditions

   Emergency systems 
   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

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

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 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

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

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

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

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval

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: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines major changes in the 2020 National Electrical Code and an overview of new 2017 NEC articles, and provisions from NEC Chapters 1-9.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify major changes that are in the 2020 version of the national Electrical Code, including expanded GFCI requirements, required surge protection, lighting loads for non-dwellings, pool systems, and follow-up inspections.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and comply with new 2017 NEC articles covering fixed industrial process heating, large scale PV electric power production, energy storage systems, and direct micro-grids.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and comply with NEC provisions found in Chapters 1-5, including new requirements for GFCI protection for non-dwelling units, single-phase dwelling services and feeders, reconditioned equipment, limited working space, and short-circuit current documentation.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and comply with NEC provisions found in Chapters 6-9, including special occupancies, special equipment, special conditions, communication circuits, and NEC tables.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of electrical systems and code compliance.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/28/2023

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.