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NEC – National Electrical Code Training- International

Every three years the National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA ) updates the National Electrical Code ® ( NEC ). Included as a part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Electrical Code ® ( NEC ®) is more widely used than any other installation or construction code in the world. Its purpose is to provide anyone working with electricity the most up-to-date, best practices for safe installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment. The training helps those from outside the United States how to understand and apply the NEC ® for their projects that require it.


We provide our training on a global basis and have provided training sessions in Afghanistan, Iraq, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan and other countries located in the Middle East.



Any person who is undertaking electrical construction or maintenance at the direction of US contractors needs to be familiar with the National Electrical Code. Following the National Electrical Code is part of the US program Task Force SAFE.


Upon completion of this seminar, and by taking the optional practice licensing exam at the end of the second day, students attending this seminar will have demonstrated their ability to:

  1. Navigate and find answers in the NEC ®
  2. Identify key electrical terms found in the National Electrical Code ®
  3. Locate specific information for their job regarding:
    1. Electrical Installations
    2. Wiring and Protection
    3. Wiring Methods and Materials
    4. Equipment for General Use; Motors, Transformers
  4. Determine the applicability of the code rules found in each chapter of the NEC ®
  5. Locate specific information for their job regarding:
    1. Special Occupancies
    2. Special Equipment
    3. Special Conditions
    4. Communication Systems
  6. Learn how to apply the tables found in chapter nine of the NEC ® in solving typical electrical wiring and conduit problems.


Introduction to the National Electrical Code ®

  1. NEC ® layout as the first step in successful navigation Differences between the first four chapters and chapters five through nine
  2. How to quickly put yourself in the right chapter of the National Electrical Code ®

Finding specific information in Chapter 1 General:

  1. Key words and definitions you must know Installation requirements topics

Finding specific information in Chapter 2 Wiring and Protection, on:

  1. Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors Branch Circuits
  2. Feeders
  3. Branch-Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders
  4. Services
  5. Overcurrent Protection
  6. Grounding
  7. Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors

Finding specific information in Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Materials, on:

  1. Wiring Methods
  2. Conductors for General Wiring
  3. Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, Meter Socket Enclosures Outlet, Device, Pull, and Junction Boxes; Conduit Bodies; Fittings; and Manholes Armored Cable: Type AC
  4. Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable: Types NM, NMC and NMS
  5. Flexible Metal Conduit: Type FMC
  6. Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit: Type LFMC Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit: Type RNC
  7. Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit: Type LFNC Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing: Type ENT
  8. Auxiliary Gutters
  9. Busways
  10. Cablebus
  11. Metal Wireways
  12. Surface Metal Raceways
  13. Surface Nonmetallic Raceways
  14. Cable Trays

Finding specific information in Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use, on:

  1. Flexible Cords and Cables
  2. Fixture Wires
  3. Switches
  4. Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Caps Switchboards and Panelboards
  5. Luminaries, Lamp holders, Lamps
  6. Appliances
  7. Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipment
  8. Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers, including Disconnecting Means for Motors
  9. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Transformers and Transformer Vaults
  10. Equipment over 600 Volts, Nominal

Finding specific information in Chapters 5 through 8, on:

  1. The interrelationships between the first four chapters and these chapters
  2. Special Occupancies
  3. Special Equipment
  4. Special Conditions
  5. Communication Systems

Finding specific answers from tables in Chapter 9

  1. How to Quickly Use Ready Information
  2. Course outline and content will be amended as 2008 National Electrical Code ® changes are released.


Q: Is the National Electrical Code ® a law?
A: While the NEC ® is not itself a US law, NEC ® use is commonly mandated by state or local law, as well as in many jurisdictions outside of the United States. Contractors who work on projects funded by the United States governement are required to follow the National Electrical Code.

Q: I need proof or a certificate of NEC National Electrical Code Training. How can I get this?
A: There is no legal or official certification or training program for the National Electrical Code. Training and certificates of training are provided by reliable companies such as Martin Technical. Upon completion of training, Martin Technical will issue each student a certificate of completion for the training course which is widely accepted by the government and private companies.

Q: Who reviews the National Electrical Code ® ?
A: The NEC ® is developed by NFPA’s Committee on the National Electrical Code ®, which consists of 20 code-making Panels and a technical correlating committee. Work on the NEC ® is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association.

Q: When is the National Electrical Code ® Published?
A: The NEC ® is updated and published every three years (2011, 2014, 2017…). Most states adopt the most recent edition within a couple of years of its publication. As with any “uniform” code, a few jurisdictions regularly omit or modify some sections

NFPA, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code and NEC are registered trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association, Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts USA

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