Instructor: Joseph Wages, Jr.

Board: Georgia Electrician

Credit Hours: 4.00
697 ratings

Approval Number: PACE-0627

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Course Description

This online course is an extensive and popular program analyzing the major changes to the National Electrical Code (NEC) for the 2023 cycle. Members of the eighteen NEC code-making panels contributed to the development of the authoritative text used in this online course.

The course covers more than 70 of the most significant code changes in Article 518 through Chapter 9. Specifically, the course covers code changes related to special occupancies, special equipment, special conditions, communications systems, tables and informative annexes.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe changes to assembly occupancies and agricultural buildings
  • Recognize new mobile home service equipment and recreational vehicle code changes
  • Identify changes to requirements in marinas and boatyards
  • Discuss changes to electric signs and outdoor lighting as well as elevators and lifts
  • Explain changes related to electric vehicle charging systems and welders
  • Summarize code changes to industrial machinery and swimming pools
  • Understand code changes in spas, hot tubs and splash pads
  • Describe changes to photovoltaic (PV) circuits, transformers and other equipment
  • Identify code changes related to emergency systems and legally required standby systems
  • Discuss code changes related to interconnected electric power production systems, power-limited circuits, and fire alarm systems
  • Explain changes related to communications systems as well as code tables and annexes

Instructor Bio

Joseph Wages, Jr. - Director of Digital Education
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
901 Waterfall Way, Ste. 602
Richardson, TX 75080-7702
(469) 587-7896

We encourage students to contact Joseph 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. Previous to his position as Director of Digital Educaition he was the Technical Advisor, Education, Codes and Standards Specialist and the Seminar Coordinator. In addition to being a Master Electrician, Jody is an ICC Certified Building Official and holds certifications as Building Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Chief Building Code Analyst and One- and Two-Family Dwelling Inspector.

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