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Presenter: Mark D. Cook

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Seminar Location: Online

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A Two-Day Webinar Series - Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, 2020!

National Electrical Code 2017: Grounding and Bonding Part 1
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 11:00 - 3:00 CDT (including a 15 min. break)

Introduction to Grounding and Bonding Part 1
     Ground fault paths

Introduction to Grounding and Bonding Part 2
     Ground fault paths
     Review of ohms law
     Electric shock hazards

Grounding Electrode System
     250.52 Grounding electrodes
     250.53 Grounding electrode system installation
     250.54 Auxiliary grounding electrodes

Grounding Electrode Conductors
     250.62 Grounding electrode conductor materials
     250.64 GEC installation
     250.66 GEC sizing
     250.68 GEC and bonding
     250.70 Methods of grounding and bonding

System Grounding Part 1
     250.20 AC systems to be grounded
     250.21 AC systems not required to be grounded
     250.22 Circuits not to be grounded
     250.24(A) System grounding connections

National Electrical Code 2017: Grounding and Bonding Part 2
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT (including a 15 min. break)

System Grounding Part 2
     250.24(B) Main bonding jumpers
     250.24(C) Grounded conductors in service equipment
     250.30 Grounding separately derived AC systems
     250.32 Separate building feeders

Equipment Grounding & Conductors
     250.110 Equipment fastened in place
     250.114 Equipment connected by cord and plug
     250.119 ID of equipment grounding conductors
     250.120 EGC installation
     250.122 EGC sizing
     250.126 ID of wiring device terminals

Bonding Part 1
     250.90 General requirements
     250.92 Bonding of services
     250.96 Bonding other enclosures

Bonding Part 2
     250.102 Bonding conductors & jumpers
     250.104 Bonding pipe systems & structural metal
     250.106 Lightning protection systems

Methods of Equipment Grounding
     250.130 EGC connections
     250.136 Equipment considered grounded
     250.142 Grounded conductor and grounding equipment
     250.148 EGC continuity and attachment

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Electrical)

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), 
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), 
     and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


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: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00

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: Grounding and Bonding

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines grounding and bonding requirements as prescribed by the 2017 version of the National Electrical Code to prevent protect occupants and users from electrical shocks.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to understand and use common terminology found in the National Electrical Code, be able to apply Ohms Law, and be able to explain the purpose of bonding.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe ground fault paths, discuss electrical shock hazards in structures, and explain the operation of GFCIs.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify AC systems that are required to be grounded and those that do not need to be grounded.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to differentiate grounding requirements for equipment fastened in place from equipment connected by cord and plug.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to explain the function of grounding electrode conductors (GEC) and identify GEC materials, and discuss their sizing and installation.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of electrical systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/18/2023

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.