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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
8:00 – 4:30 pm EST (incl. a 60-min break)


Presented by:
JD White

Overview of Major Changes in the 2017 Code and Preview of Expected Changes in Future Codes
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
Ohio amendments

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


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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA      (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
7.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.70 CEUs (Electrical)

Ohio Electrical Contractors
7.0 Code Hours

Ohio Electrical Safety Inspectors
7.0 CEUs

Ohio Board of Building Standards
BI(7.0), BO(7.0), BPE(7.0), EPE(7.0), ESI(7.0), FPI(7.0),
FPPE(7.0), MPE(7.0), MI(7.0), Mech PE(7.0), RBI(7.0),
RBO(7.0), RMI(7.0), RPE(7.0)



Continuing Education Credit Information

National Electrical Code 2017 of Ohio
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, including Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

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

The Ohio Board of Building Standards has approved this course for the following continuing education hours: BI(7.0), BO(7.0), BPE(7.0), EPE(7.0), ESI(7.0), FPI(7.0), FPPE(7.0), MPE(7.0), MI(7.0), Mech PE(7.0), RBI(7.0), RBO(7.0), RMI(7.0), RPE(7.0).

The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board has approved this course for 7.0 Code hours for electrical contractors. Licensees must present their Ohio licenses and photo identification at the webinar in order to obtain a certificate of completion and have their hours reported by HalfMoon Education (Agency No. 741).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).



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.

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 of Ohio

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines National Electrical Code 2020 provisions found in Chapters 1-9 covering requirements for electrical installations, wiring and protection, grounding and bonding, wiring methods and materials, equipment, special occupancies, special equipment, special equipment, special conditions, communication circuits, and tables, with special attention given to requirements specific to Ohio.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain key provisions in Chapter 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 leaders.

Learning Objective 2:
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.

Learning Objective 3:
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 PV electric power production, energy storage systems, stand-alone systems, and direct-current microgrids.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and discuss key provisions in Chapters 4-6 for equipment for general use, special occupancies, and special equipment.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with electrical systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/27/2024

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.