Virginia NEC 2008 Wiring and Protection

NEC 2008 Wiring and Protection

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 3 
  • Language: English

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The National Electrical Code (NEC) 2008 Wiring and Protection course is designed for persons performing electrical work.

Branch Circuits

The branch circuits segment of this course is designed to provide you with knowledge of the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) set for the ratings. However, this segment does not cover requirements for branch circuit ratings that supply motor loads. During the third segment, you will also explore the required receptacle and lighting outlet requirements.  


This module is designed to train individuals or groups employed in the electrical industry in the understanding of how to safely control the life threatening electrical hazards they face daily. The topics covered in this module include service equipment in general, disconnecting means, NEC regulations, ground-fault protection, overcurrent protection, and the proper location and installation of service equipment.

Overcurrent Protection

This course provides an overview of the general installation guidelines and rules for overcurrent protective devices.The topics covered during this module include overcurrent protection devices and their installation, circuits and conductors, the different types of fuses, and NEC regulations.

Course Objectives

Branch Circuits

  • Identify key responsibilities of the members of the Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board
  • Identify the types of licenses issued
  • Understand the application requirements for obtaining different types of licenses
  • Know the requirements for license renewal and continuing education
  • Abide by the regulations laid down by municipal and regional bodies
  • Identify the reasons that can lead to license denial and other disciplinary actions
  • Understand the experience and general requirements for obtaining a license
  • Know the fee for license application and renewal
  • Identify the different requirements for obtaining a license
  • List the different kinds of documentation required
  • Learn about the different responsibilities assigned to licensees
  • Identify branch circuit grounded conductors
  • Learn branch circuit and ratings
  • Comprehend important information concerning Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters (GFCI)
  • Understand how an arc fault interrupter functions
  • Learn the various types of required receptacle and lighting outlets
  • Understand the general definition of service equipment
  • Comprehend how to properly position and install service equipment like disconnecting means
  • Learn how to install overcurrent protection
  • Learn how to install ground-fault protection
  • Know about overcurrent protection for ungrounded and grounded conductors
  • Understand National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA) ratings for service equipment
  • Learn the National Electric Code (NEC) regulations and follow them

Overcurrent Protection

  • Explain basic electrical terms and concepts
  • Understand the general installation rules for overcurrent protective devices
  • Identify and operate major circuit overcurrent protective devices
  • Identify common electrical hazards
  • Describe the use of electrical test equipment

Topics Covered


Module 1: Branch Circuits

  • Introduction
  • Module 1, Lesson 1: Branch Circuit Ratings
  • Module 1, Lesson 2: Required Receptacle and Lighting Outlets

Module 2: Services

  • Introduction
  • Module 2, Lesson 1: Equipment, Disconnects, and Overcurrent Protection

Module 3: Overcurrent Protection

  • Introduction
  • Module 3, Lesson 1: General Requirements
  • Module 3, Lesson 2: General Installation Rule, Disconnecting, and Guarding
  • Module 3, Lesson 3: Plug Fuses, Fuseholders, and Adapters
  • Module 3, Lesson 4: Circuit Breakers

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