Instructor: Keith Lofland

Credit Hours: 3.00

Approval Number: CEP034

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Course Description

This interactive distance-learning course is an extensive and popular program analyzing the major changes to the National Electric Code (NFPA 70™) for the 2017 cycle. Members of the nineteen NEC code-making panels contributed to the development of the authoritative text used in this online course.

The IAEI staff and have worked together to develop a quality online program that will provide information about code changes covering the safe installation and use of electrical products in the 2017 National Electrical Code.

IAEI's Analysis of Changes 2017 NEC - Part III course covers more than 50 of the most significant changes in Chapter 5 through Chapter 9. This includes interpretations by the group that enforces the Code. Specifically the course covers special occupancies, special equipment, special conditions, communications systems, and tables.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize changes to hazardous locations, commercial garages and motor fuel dispensing facilities.
  • Define proper changes for health care facilities, assembly, theater and similar locations, as well as mobile homes, recreational vehicles, marinas, boatyards.
  • Understand changes regarding , electric signs, cranes, hoists, elevators, and the use of electric vehicle charging systems.
  • Identify code changes related to information technology equipment, pipe organs, x-ray equipment, industrial machinery, swimming pools, photovoltaic (PV) systems and fire pumps.
  • Discuss changes to emergency systems, standby systems, energy storage systems, uses for critical operations powers systems, direct current microgrids and power-limited circuits.
  • State changes regarding fire alarm systems, optical fiber cables and raceways.
  • Describe code changes related to radio and television equipment, premises-powered broadband communications systems, notes to tables and Annex D.

Instructor Bio

Keith Lofland, Director of Education
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
901 Waterfall Way, Ste. 602
Richardson, TX 75080-7702
(972) 235-1455 x.36

We encourage students to contact Keith with any content related questions and he will provide you with a prompt response. He has a wealth of industry knowledge which he is happy to share. Keith has been a master electrician since 1987 and the Director of Education at the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) since 2008.

Other Approvals

Florida Electrical Contractor (ECLB): 0801968
National Professional Engineer board: not required