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
   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


     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs – Electrical

     Non-Credit Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers a professional enrichment opportunity to Arizona architects, engineers, and electricians. It will qualify for 7.0 HSW continuing education/contact hours for architects and 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers in most states with continuing education requirements. Continuing education is not mandatory in Arizona.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Partial attendance cannot be reported to the AIA.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The International Code Council has approved this course for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Electrical.

This program offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing board for mandatory continuing education credit.

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.


Jim Egan

Sun Valley Solar Solutions

Service Manager, Sun Valley Solar SolutionsMr. Egan is a dual-licensed electrical contractor in Arizona performing service, design and installation of conventional electrical, solar photovoltaic, wind, battery and hybrid renewable energy power systems. He is a nationally-certified electrical inspector with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Mr. Egan is an electrical section voting member of the NFPA for the National Electrical Code and has served as a technical consultant in past code-making cycles. He has created, designed and presented college-accredited training courses in electrical code, theory and installation applications at Gateway Community College for the Electric League of Arizona, as well as codes and standards workshops and seminars for large industry groups, corporations, and individuals. Mr. Egan has also provided hands-on workshops and product demonstrations for customers, installers, and building officials.