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Monday, September 12, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT


Presented by:
Rick Chambers

Agenda Highlights:
Article 680 – National Electrical Code requirements for:
swimming pools, fountains, hot tubs, spas, hydromassage bathtubs
Bonding and grounding
Permitted wiring methods
Clearances for overhead and underground wiring
Rules for equipment disconnects and motors
Distances for receptacles, luminaires, ceiling fans, and switches
Rules for underwater lighting
The equipotential bonding grid
Specialized pool equipment.


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Rick Chambers

Chambers Electric, Inc., Iowa City, IA
Mr. Chambers is a State of Iowa Electrical Examining Board Approved Instructor and a licensed Class A master electrician with more than 45 years of experience in all areas of the trade.  Teaching is one of his greatest passions and he loves passing on knowledge and skills to others.  Mr. Chambers taught electrical apprentices for the Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa for 30 years.  He currently teaches classes on the National Electrical Code Update, license exam preparation, grounding and bonding, electrical theory, electric motors, transformers, motor controls, health care facilities wiring, troubleshooting, residential wiring, commercial and industrial wiring, agricultural wiring, ampacity calculations, conduit and box sizing calculations, voltage drop calculations, commercial service calculations, overcurrent protection, the NEC for PV installers, swimming pool wiring, and arc flash safety.  Mr. Chambers has taught classes for seven Iowa community colleges, many Iowa industries, the University of Iowa, UI Hospitals and Clinics, the VA Medical Center, and private classes for electrical contractors.  He is also a past president and the current membership chair of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Iowa Chapter.  On an unrelated note, Mr. Chambers is a two-time inductee into the Iowa Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame.  

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Course Title: National Electrical Code Requirements for Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This two-hour course will assist design professionals in safely designing for and installing pools, spas and hot tubs in compliance with the National Electrical Code.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review and discuss Article 680 of the National Electrical Code on requirements for swimming pools, fountains, hot tubs, and spas.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify permitted wiring methods, follow code requirements for grounding and bonding, and understand clearances for overhead and underground wiring.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify rules for equipment disconnects, motors, and underwater lighting, as well as distances for receptacles, luminaries, ceiling fans and switches.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to analyze the design and benefits of an equipotential bonding grid and specialized pool equipment.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                           LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/28/2025

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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.