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The career outlook for the building inspection and code enforcement industry is bright! Many North Carolina towns are in need of new, trained code enforcement officers due to the increase in business and residential construction projects, and because experienced inspectors are reaching retirement age.

Wake Tech offers both CEU credits for inspectors already in the field, as well as classes aspiring inspectors need to be prepared to work in the field of code inspection -- a career with plenty of opportunities. Wake Tech offers building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical inspection; fire code; general contractor exam prep; and administration classes. Search our catalog below, or contact us to inquire about courses that may not be currently listed.

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Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Electrical Standard Inspection Level I
Name
COD-3104A7
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Contractors, Construction Personnel, Electricians, Home Owners, Real Estate Personnel and City, County, and State Personnel
Description
The purpose of this course is to familiarize new code enforcement officers with the use and application of the National Electrical Code as it pertains to Level I electrical inspection. Students will be prepared to sit for the NC DOI certification exam.
Course Objectives
  1. learn how the code is applied to specific electrical installations they will encounter in the field, as well as how to perform the load and motor calculations required to pass the level one state certification exam.
Outline of Instruction
  1. • INTRODUCTION TO THE NEC
    • DEFINITIONS
    • REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
    • USE AND IDENTIFICATION OF GROUNDED CONDUCTORS
    • BRANCH CIRCUITS
    • FEEDERS
    • BRANCH CIRCUIT, FEEDER AND SERVICE CALCULATIONS
    • OUTSIDE BRANCH CIRCUITS AND FEEDERS
    • SERVICES
    • OVERCURRENT PROTECTION
  2. • GROUNDING AND BONDING
    • SURGE ARRESTOR
    • WIRING METHODS
    • CONDUCTORS FOR GENERAL WIRING
    • CABINETS, CUTOUT BOXES, AND METER SOCKET ENCLOSURES
    • OUTLET, DEVICE, PULL, AND JUNCTION BOXES; CONDUIT BODIES; FITTINGS; AND HANDHOLE ENCLOSURES
  3. • ARMORED CABLE: TYPE AC
    • FLAT CABLE ASSEMBLIES: TYPE FC
    • FLAT CONDUCTOR CABLES : TYPE FCC
    • METAL-CLAD CABLE: TYPE MC
    • NONMETALLIC-SHEATHED CABLE: TYPES NM, NMC, AND NMS
    • SERVICE-ENTRANCE CABLE: TYPES SE AND USE
    • UNDERGROUND FEEDER AND BRANCH-CIRCUIT CABLE: TYPE UF
    • INTERMEDIATE METAL CONDUIT
    • RIGID METAL CONDUIT: TYPE RMC
    • FLEXIBLE METAL CONDUIT: TYPE FMC
    • LIQUIDTIGHT FLEXIBLE METAL CONDUIT: TYPE LFMC
    • RIGID POLYVINYL CHLORIDE CONDUIT: TYPE PVC
    • NONMETALLIC UNDERGROUND CONDUIT : Type NUCC
    • LIQUIDTIGHT FLEXIBLE NONMETALLIC CONDUIT: LFNC
    • ELECTRICAL METALLIC TUBING
    • AUXILIARY GUTTERS
    • MULTIOUTLET ASSEMBLY
    • SURFACE METAL RACEWAYS
    • SURFACE NONMETALLIC RACEWAYS
    • CONCEALED KNOB-AND-TUBE WIRING
    • FLEXIBLE CORDS AND CABLES
    • FIXTURE WIRES
  4. • SWITCHES
    • RECEPTACLES, CORD CONNECTORS AND ATTACHMENT PLUGS
    • SWITCHBOARDS AND PANELBOARDS
    • LUMINAIRES (LIGHTING FIXTURES), LAMPHOLDERS AND LAMPS
    • LIGHTING SYSTEMS OPERATING AT 30 VOLTS OR LESS
    • APPLIANCES
    • FIXED ELECTRIC SPACE-HEATING EQUIPMENT
    • MOTORS, MOTOR CIRCUITS, AND CONTROLLERS
    • AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATING EQUIPMENT
  5. • INTRINSICALLY SAFE SYSTEMS
    • MOTOR FUEL DISPENSING FACILITIES
    • HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
    • ASSEMBLY OCCUPANCIES
    • MANUFACTURED BUILDINGS
    • AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS
    • MOBILE HOMES, MANUFACTURED HOMES AND MOBILE HOME PARKS
    • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND RECREATIONAL VEH. PARKS
    • PARK TRAILERS
    • FLOATING BUILDINGS
    • MARINAS AND BOATYARDS
    • TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS
    • ELECTRIC SIGNS AND OUTLINE LIGHTING
    • OFFICE FURNISHINGS
    • SWIMMING POOLS, FOUNTAINS, AND SIMILAR INSTALLATIONS
    • SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
    • OPTIONAL STANDBY SYSTEMS
    • INTERCONNECTED ELECTRIC PRODUCTION SOURCES
    • COMMUNICATIONS CIRCUITS
Contact Hours
40
CEU's
4
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
North Carolina Department of Insurance
Website URL
http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/Engineering_and_Codes/Default.aspx?field1=Code_Officials_Qualification_Board_USER&user=Code_Officials_Qualification_Board
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Upon successful completion of this class and in conjunction with other requirements as set forth by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board, students will be able to sit for the Electrical Standard Level l exam.
  2. Upon successfully passing the State exam and by complying to the rules as stated in Section 11 NCAC 08.0706 of the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board Regulations, a standard certificate will be issued.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC), 2017 Edition or then latest version
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
None
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Minimum passing score of 70% on end of course exam
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board Accredited School
North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board Approved Coursework
North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board Certified Instructor
Successful completion of an instructor training workshop conducted by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board
Intended Audience
Contractors, Construction Personnel, Electricians, Home Owners, Real Estate Personnel and City, County, and State Personnel
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Electrical Inspectors, Home Inspectors, Real Estate Professionals, City, County and State Officials
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Yes
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Electrical Inspector
  • Real Estate
  • Planning Departments
  • Home Inspector
  • Electric Utilities
Related Courses
  • Mechanical Troubleshooting - ELC-3014B1
  • Electrical Troubleshooting Preparation - ELC-3100A1
  • Electrical Contractors Exam Prep - ELC-3100A3
  • Understanding the National Electrical Code Part 1 - ELC-3100B3
  • Electrical Troubleshooting - ELC-3014C1
  • Law and Administration - COD-3101A3
Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department
919-866-7221