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

Introduction to Grounding and Bonding Part 1

   Ground fault paths – basic

Introduction to Grounding and Bonding Part 2

   Review of ohms law 
   Electric shock hazards
   250.4 – General requirements for grounding and bonding
   250.36 – High-impedance grounded neutral systems

Grounding Electrode System

   250.50 – 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

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

Bonding Part 1

   250.90 – General requirements 
   250.92 – Bonding of services
   250.96 – Bonding other enclosures 
   Ground fault paths – advanced

Bonding Part 2

   250.102 – Bonding conductors and jumpers
   250.104 – Bonding pipe systems and structural metal
   250.106 – Lightning protection systems

Equipment Grounding & Conductors

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

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


     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Electrical)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers in many states, including New York and New Jersey (HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

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)).

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

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

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

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.


Ron Shapiro

DLB Associates

Mr. Shapiro is a professional engineer licensed in New York State and has been practicing in the field of construction related electrical engineering for almost 30 years. Mr. Shapiro has a diverse background in the design and development of reliable electrical distribution, emergency power, lighting, and fire protection systems for commercial, educational, industrial and health care data center facilities. He has been responsible for conceptual and actual critical electrical system design, coordination of internal and external trades, client communication and construction administration. He has also worked on power distribution design (switchgear, switchboards, transformer, standby power generation, UPS, and associated protection schemes), fire alarm (air aspiration and addressable types) systems, raised floor grounding, security access control and CCTV, lighting design and associated manual or automatic controls, short circuit, coordination and arc flash studies, voltage drop, lightning protection, and miscellaneous power systems. His experience also includes providing analysis/evaluation of existing and new electrical distribution systems and ancillary electrical infrastructure. Mr. Shapiro plays a critical role as technical code/theory adviser and internal educator for DLB Associates. He has coauthored “NEC 645 might not be for You” and “A Comparison Of Arc-Flash Incident Energy Reduction Techniques Using Low-Voltage Power Circuit Breakers.” Mr. Shapiro has lectured regarding varied data center related electrical topics such as: “Fire Alarm Monitoring and Control Systems” for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the Data Center Journal “Are We Ready for DC in the Data Center”, “Arc Flash in the Data Center Environment” and “Industry Trends in Electrical Systems.”

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 ( 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 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.