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The NEC is revised every three years, and every update must be studied, learned, and put into practice by every professional electrician to ensure the safety of people and property.
The Code is a complex document, so to help you understand and study it, we give you 7 great steps to get ready for the exam:
- When you look at the 2011 NEC, you’ll notice it is divided into 8 Chapters, separated by article changes. When reviewing the Code, consider the subject you need to study and look for the corresponding chapter. In that chapter there will be an updated article that explains what you need to know.
- The introduction to the NEC is Article 90. You must read it first to comprehend the Code’s extent, reason for being, and how it can impact your job.
- In Chapter 1, Article 100 you will find all the definitions. This article suffered some changes with the 2011 update, and it is very important because the Code authorities normally clarify 2011 National Electrical Code confusions through the use of pieces of this article. By familiarizing yourself with this article you will be steps ahead.
- There is always going to be a logical arrangement of the information. For example, wiring, protection, and grounding are explained in Chapter 2:
- Article 210 deals with branch circuits.
- Article 215 talks about feeders.
- Article 220 speaks of calculations.
- Article 230 involves services.
- Article 250 refers to grounding.
Of these, articles 210, 230, and 250 suffered changes during the 2011 update.
- A normal electrician, who doesn’t do any specialized work, should focus on chapters 2, 3, and 4 when studying for the exam. These suffered a lot of significant changes during this year’s update.
- Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 deal with applications that are not common and areas of specialization within the electrical field, and these also underwent important updates.
- In chapter 9 you will find tables and examples. You should take your time reviewing these and learn how to use them. To take full advantage of the tables in this chapter, before using them, read the “Notes to Tables” section. When studying for the NEC code exam, to establish voltage drop and wiring sizes, use tables 8 and, especially, 9.
With BlueVolt, you can take NEC code update classes through our Learning Management System. You can take your NEC course through video, presentations and interactive courses, 24/7 and on-demand, and under very favorable conditions:
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