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Continuing Education Units
After successful completion of an IAEI course, the participant will be awarded CEUs based on the values below:

 

SEMINAR LENGTHCONTACT HOURSCEU
16 hour, 2-day seminar16 classroom hours1.6 CEUs
8 hour, 1-day seminar8 classroom hours0.8 CEUs
4 hour, ½-day seminar4 classroom hours0.4 CEUs


IAEI Seminar Topics
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IAEI NEC Analysis of Changes
This extensive and popular program analyzes the major changes to the NEC. Members of the nineteen NEC Code-making panels contributed to the development of the authoritative text, which covers more than 400 of the most significant changes and includes interpretations by the group that enforces the NEC. The four-color book, which the seminar is based upon is loaded with illustrations, photos, and text that clearly identify and explain the changes and their impact.   

Length of Seminar: 16 hr, 8 hr, 4 hr
After taking this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Have an increased awareness of significant changes to the NEC.
  • Understand the background information about why a changes occurred.
  • Know how changes will affect electrical installations in your particular area.

Soares Grounding and Bonding

This seminar is a must for those who wish to keep informed and increase their understanding and expertise in grounding and bonding of electrical systems and equipment. Completely revised to the current edition of the NEC, it is based on the authoritative text Soares Book on Grounding and clearly explains the fundamentals and practice of grounding in easily understood language. Dozens of new and revised color illustrations and photos of actual installations clarify and simplify the fundamental principles of grounding and bonding.

Length of Seminar: 16 hr, 8 hr, 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Have developed an essential basic understanding in the subject of grounding of electrical systems and equipment for safety, with the material delivered in a concise, yet thorough, manner.
  • Know the fundamentals of grounding for systems, services, feeders, branch circuits, and equipment.
  • Have an understanding of sizing requirements for bonding and grounding conductors, equipment grounding conductors, grounding electrodes and grounding electrode conductors.
  • Have an increased knowledge of electronic equipment and limited energy system grounding and bonding requirements.
  • Apply the NEC rules for grounding special systems, such as for hazardous locations, agricultural buildings, health care facilities, swimming pools, and electric signs.

One and Two-Family Dwelling Electrical Systems

This comprehensive seminar explains installation, design, and inspection of electrical systems in new and existing one- and two-family dwellings in clear, concise language, with numerous pictures and graphics. This seminar is based on IAEI’s book entitled One- and Two-Family Dwelling Electrical Systems, that includes the electrical requirements of both the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the International Residential Code (IRC). This presentation is particularly helpful and valuable for inspectors, contractors, electricians, and students in making more accurate, thorough, and safer installations and inspections.

Length of Seminar: 16 hr, 8 hr, 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the various specific NEC requirements pertaining to the unique applications of a dwelling unit.
  • Know the NEC general requirement and wiring methods as they apply to one- and two-family dwelling electrical systems.
  • Apply information received to branch circuit and feeder calculations, grounding, services, swimming pools, overcurrent protection and devices such as ceiling fans, receptacles, and luminaires.
  • Design and apply installation practices according to safety provisions in the National Electrical Code® and the electrical requirements of the International Residential Code®.

Conductor Installations

This seminar is designed to explain the ampacity and condition of use for various conductors used in the electrical industry. Different conditions involving conductor terminations such as temperatures, number of conductors in a raceway, continuous loads, and all play a part in determining the correct conductor for a particular installation. Basic principles to determine conductor ampacities are covered in detail.  Principles presented are selection of conductors using the Allowable Ampacity Tables by calculation, ampacity correction factors for high ambient temperatures and for excessive conductors, rules on termination temperatures, conductors supplying a continuous load, equipment manufacturer’s installation instructions, and selecting conductors for environmental conditions.  

Length of Seminar: 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Know the maximum ampacities and condition of use for various conductors
  • Apply temperature correction factors to various conductors.
  • Apply ampacity correction factors for number of conductors in a raceway
  • Apply continuous load applications to conductors
  • Have an increased understanding of conductor termination requirements
  • Apply raceway conductor fill calculations
  • Apply NEC requirements for box fill calculations to everyday situations.

Neon Lighting

This seminar will assist you with Basic information about designing, installing, inspecting, and maintaining neon, field-installed skeleton tubing signs, and outline lighting. Based on the current edition of the National Electrical Code, the seminar also provides information on what neon is, how it works, and the products available for proper construction. In the Neon Lightning seminar, you can also expect to learn about using suitable parts and components, identifying the characteristics of neon electrical circuits, neon transformers and power supplies, grounding and bonding provisions, and applying the codes to neon design and installation. A comprehensive checklist for installers and inspectors is also included with the textbook entitled Neon Lighting—A Professional Advantage.

Length of Seminar: 8 hr, 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the various parts and components for neon lighting systems
  • Apply electrical code Code rules to signs and neon installations
  • Understand design techniques, troubleshooting, and installations.

Motors and A/C Equipment

Requirements for motors and air conditioning equipment are often misunderstood and misapplied in the electrical industry.  This seminar is a must for installers and inspectors alike or anyone who needs to enhance their general understanding of motor rules found in the NEC and how to apply these rules in everyday situations.  Based on the current edition of the NEC, this seminar/presentation will explain motor code structure in clear, concise language involving installation, design and inspections of these electrical systems.  Articles 430 and 440 are covered in-depth in this presentation which covers motors, air-conditioning and refrigerating equipment.  Examples and basic motor calculations are reviewed.

Length of Seminar: 8 hr, 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Promote a more uniform interpretation and application of Code rules
  • Learn how to study the Code
  • Better understand how to install motors according to electrical safety code rules
  • Aid in design and installation of electrical systems
  • Learn more about the Code and electrical systems

Electrical Code Workshop, Application of the NEC

Through this seminar, attendees will have a better understanding of the structure and organization of the National Electrical Code and how to properly apply it in real world settings.  The course uses examples and student participation. Each session will increase the student’s ability to establish a fix on the information contained in the NEC, to ease anxiety levels in the testing environment and to apply the NEC to actual field installations. All nine chapters of the NEC are covered, with specific emphasis placed in key areas of the document. Topics covered in depth include, but are not limited to: general electrical requirements in Article 110; Article 230, services; Article 240, overcurrent protection; and Article 250, grounding and bonding. Several articles in Chapter 3 will be covered. Article 430, motors; 440, air-conditioning equipment, and Article 450, transformers will be covered in Chapter 4. Hazardous locations and health care facilities in Chapter 5 will be covered. Chapters 6 and 7 will be looked at for an overview. Emergency systems in Article 700 will be covered. Chapter 9 will be used and referred to throughout the session.

Length of Seminar: 16 hr, 8 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the structure and organization of the National Electrical Code
  • Apply the NEC requirements in every-day situations.
  • Know how to find NEC code requirements using the index method.

Swimming Pools and Similar Installations, NEC Article 680

In order for one to properly install the appropriate wiring methods or to inspect a swimming pool or similar installation, one must be familiar with and understand NEC Article 680. Article 680 is divided into seven parts covering such things as a permanently installed swimming pool, a storable swimming pool, spas and hot tubs, fountains, and hydromassage bathtubs to name a few. All of these installations have specific requirements. This seminar takes an in-depth look at these explicit requirements for the unique combination of water, people, and electricity. Some of the topics covered will include such things as wiring methods, grounding and bonding, lighting and receptacle locations, motors, and GFCI requirements. This information is a must for installers and inspectors alike who desire a safe environment in and around these wet locations where the combination of water, electricity, and personnel demand a hazard-free experience.

Length of Seminar: 8 hr, 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the structure and organization of Article 680 of the NEC.
  • Comprehend grounding and bonding requirements for swimming pools, etc.
  • Understand requirements for Installing or inspect equipotential bonding grids for permanently installed pools.
  • Identify GFCI requirements for swimming pools, hot tubs, etc.
  • Know the requirements for luminaire (light fixture) and receptacle outlet locations and their restrictions.

Electrical Requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC)

This comprehensive seminar explains in clear, concise language, pictures and graphics the installation, design, and inspections of electrical systems in new and existing one- and two-family dwellings. The seminar includes the electrical requirements of both the National Electrical Code and the International Residential Code (IRC). Inspectors, contractors, electricians, and students will find this seminar particularly helpful. This program will assist attendees in making more accurate, thorough, and safer installations and inspections of one- and two-family dwellings dealing specifically with the electrical requirements of chapters 33 through 42 of the IRC.

Length of Seminar: 8 hr, 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the specific IRC requirements pertaining to the unique applications of a dwelling unit.
  • Apply general Code requirements and wiring methods as they apply to one- and two-family dwelling electrical systems.
  • Understand which Code rules apply to branch circuit and feeder calculations, grounding, services, swimming pools, overcurrent protection and devices such as ceiling fans, receptacles, and luminaires.
  • Design and apply installation practices according to safety provisions in the National Electrical Code® and the electrical requirements of the International Residential Code®.

Electrical Requirements for Health Care Facilities, NEC Article 517

Requirements for electrical installations in health care facilities are covered in this seminar. It is primarily based on the provisions set forth in the National Electrical Code (current edition). This material has been developed in the interest of promoting greater understanding and increasing electrical safety for systems in health care facilities. This presentation will establish a thorough understanding of the technical and Code requirements contained in NEC Article 517. Introductory information is provided about the basic requirements and structure of the NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities and the history of how Article 517 evolved in the NEC. This seminar, which is conveyed in easily understood language, is a must for those who wish to keep informed and increase their expertise in the specific requirements involved in the health care environment.

Length of Seminar: 8 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to understand and recognize NEC requirements for the following locations in health care facilities:

    • General requirements for health care facilities.
    • Wiring and protection.
    • Essential electrical system.
    • Inhalation anesthetizing locations.
    • X-Ray installations.
    • Communications, signaling systems, data systems, fire alarm systems.
    • Systems less than 120 volts, nominal.
    • Isolated power systems.

Hazardous (Classified) Locations

This IAEI seminar covers the requirements for electrical installations in hazardous (classified) locations. It is primarily based on the provisions set forth in the National Electrical Code (current edition). The material has been developed in the interest in promoting greater understanding and increasing electrical safety for systems in hazardous (classified) locations. This material is based on the authoritative text IAEI’s Hazardous Locations. Fundamentals and critical requirements for electrical wiring in hazardous (classified) locations are explained in easily understood language. Hundreds of new and revised color illustrations and photos exemplify the proper use and application of the electrical requirements in these locations.

Length of Seminar: 16 hr, 8 hr, 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to understand and recognize NEC requirements and design applications in hazardous (classified) locations including, but not limited to:

  • Classification of hazardous locations
  • Designing electrical installations for hazardous locations
  • Protection techniques (types and protection provided)
  • Class I, II, and III locations
  • Wiring methods, equipment, and materials for each classification.
  • Special grounding and bonding requirements
  • Sealing conduit – how, why, and where
  • Intrinsically safe circuits and system.
  • Requirements for specific hazardous locations such as commercial repair garages, aircraft hangers, motor fuel dispensing facilities, bulk storage plants and facilities, spray applications, dipping, and coating processes, health care facilities.

Transformers

Requirements for transformers and separately derived systems are often misunderstood and misapplied in the electrical industry.  This seminar is a must for installers and inspectors alike or anyone who needs to enhance their general understanding of transformer rules found in the NEC and how to apply these rules in everyday situations.  Based on the current edition of the NEC, this seminar/presentation will explain transformer code structure in clear, concise language involving installation, design and inspections of these electrical systems.  Article 450 is covered in-depth in this presentation which covers transformers.  Examples and basic transformer calculations are reviewed.

Length of Seminar: 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Promote a more uniform interpretation and application of Code rules
  • Learn how to study the Code
  • Better understand how to install transformers according to electrical safety code rules
  • Aid in design and installation of electrical systems
  • Learn more about the Code and electrical systems

Information Technology Equipment, Grounding & Bonding

This extensive course covers specific requirements for the information technology environment and emphasizes grounding and bonding requirements. Article 645 applies to equipment and wiring located within the information technology equipment room. Along with the general requirements, the seminar will review definitions and the purposes of grounding electrical equipment. This course covers such subjects as safety grounds and clean grounds, proper grounding methods for data processing systems, reducing ground loop effects, and equalizing potential in data processing rooms. The purpose of a signal reference grid will be discussed along with high frequency effects in grounding conductors and the importance of establishing a single-point ground reference. Surge arresters, TVSS usage, and harmonic currents in conjunction with IT rooms will also be examined.  

Length of Seminar: 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the reasons for the unique grounding requirements for electrical equipment in information technology equipment rooms
  • Recognize the different characteristics of safety grounds and clean grounds
  • Identify the advantages of reducing ground loop effects
  • Understand the purpose of a signal reference grid

Requirements for Electrical Services

This training program provides information about installation and inspection of electrical services. The program provides an overview of the major design issues and minimum Code requirements related to electrical services. The program includes topics such as number of services, service disconnecting means locations, requirements for service equipment, equipment ratings, and grounding and bonding of electrical services. This material is primarily based on the requirements set forth in Article 230 of the NEC.

Length of Seminar: 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of the minimum NEC requirements for installing and inspecting electrical services.
  • Apply requirements set forth in the NEC for such things as minimum and maximum number of services permitted, service disconnecting means locations, and grounding and bonding requirements for electrical services.

Fire Pumps and Emergency Systems

This seminar goes beyond the basics and examines electrical requirements involved with fire pumps and emergency systems. These critical systems are vital to the safety and welfare of the occupants of the structures involved. Some of the subjects covered pertaining to fire pumps includes power sources, continuity of power, power wiring, transfer switches, and control wiring. Emergency system seminar subjects include test procedures and maintenance, capacity, signals, signs, circuit wiring, sources of electrical power, illumination and overcurrent protection. This seminar, conveyed in easily understood language, is a must for those who wish to keep informed and increase their expertise in the specific requirements involved with fire pumps and emergency systems.  This seminar can be offered as two separate 4 hour seminars based on Fire pumps or emergency systems.    

Length of Seminar: 8 hr, 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the electrical requirements involved with fire pumps and emergency systems
  • Learn information on such subjects as power sources, continuity of power, power wiring, transfer switches, and control wiring for fire pumps
  • Gain an understanding of such tings as test procedures and maintenance, capacity, signals, signs, circuit wiring, sources of electrical power, illumination and overcurrent protection for emergency systems

Low Voltage and Limited Energy Wiring Systems

This seminar is a must for those who wish to keep informed and increase their expertise with low voltage electrical systems. Instruction covers general NEC requirements for low voltage wiring and low voltage systems. Also covered in this seminar are the general requirements for limited energy circuits and systems and grounding and bonding requirements for limited energy systems. In clear, easily understood language, the instructor reviews the characteristics of Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 circuits.

Length of Seminar: 8 hr, 4 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the wiring methods and characteristics of limited energy wiring systems.
  • Gain understanding on specific grounding and bonding requirements for low voltage and limited energy systems.
  • Understand which Code rules apply to limited energy systems and circuits

Commercial Electrical Inspection Checklists

Knowledge of the National Electrical Code is one of the most valuable tools anyone who makes his or her living in the electrical industry can possess. This workshop is a must for installers and inspectors alike or for anyone who needs to enhance his or her general understanding of Code rules and how to apply these rules in everyday situations. Based on the current NEC, this seminar will explain, in clear, concise language, code structure involving installation, design and inspections of commercial electrical systems. This seminar goes through a checklist style format for such things underground rough-in, wall rough-in, ceiling rough-in, services, and grounding and bonding requirements one would encounter in the commercial environment of the electrical installation. Examples of application of the NEC rules to installations and systems will be presented as well as major checklists for inspectors and installers.    

Length of Seminar: 8 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Be familiar with the different aspects of installation and inspection procedures for commercial electrical jobsites
  • Recognize the different installation and inspection procedures involved in such things as underground rough-in, wall rough-in, ceiling rough-in, services, and grounding and bonding
  • From an installers standpoint, have a basic understanding of the multiple Code requirements the authority having jurisdiction will be inspecting on the commercial electrical jobsite.

Residential Electrical Inspection Checklist

This seminar is helpful and valuable for inspectors, contractors, electricians, and students wanting to broaden their knowledge of the residential electrical systems, where are more specific rules for dwellings than any other type occupancy discussed in the NEC.  This seminar will help partisipants to enhance their general understanding of NEC rules and to learn how to apply these rules in everyday situations. The instructor explains in clear, concise language the installation, design, and inspection of electrical systems in dwellings. Examples of application of the NEC rules to installations and systems and major checklists for inspectors and installers will be presented.

Length of Seminar: 8 hr

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Learn specific NEC requirements pertaining to the unique applications of a dwelling unit.
  • Access general requirement and wiring methods as they apply to one- and two-family dwelling electrical systems.
  • Recognize the different installation and inspection procedures involved in such things as underground rough-in, rough-in, final inspections, services, and grounding and bonding requirements.
  • From an installers standpoint, have a basic understanding of the multiple Code requirements the authority having jurisdiction will be inspecting on the residential electrical jobsite.


IAEI Training the Trainer

The main objective of this program is to provide instruction for those who are already involved in technical code-based training in the electrical industry. This course focuses on providing accurate technical material and the methods and means by which to present it to others in a uniform and consistent style. It is designed to help instructors take their skills to the next level by building upon the fundamental experience they already possess. Instructors in the electrical field seldom bring the same level of competency in teaching and presenting technical material as they possess in their chosen career or field. Just because one has skills and knowledge in the electrical industry, does not mean that he can transfer the same attributes to the student in an effective manner. Designed to improve one’s technical knowledge and teaching skills, this course provides valuable information on presentation techniques, styles, and tools. IAEI is concerned about instructors representing the organization properly and presenting the material in the best and most professional manner. How the material is presented in seminar or workshop settings is a direct reflection of the parent organization’s commitment to education and training. The goal is to provide this training for anyone who wishes to enhance his abilities as an electrical code instructor and to build organizational as well as individual credibility. This course will benefit those involved in IAEI instruction at the section, chapter, and division levels.

Length of Seminar: 3 days (24 hr)

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Have an understanding and fundamental instructor essentials to enhance instructor skills and techniques
  • Have an increased understanding of applying teaching and meeting facilitating skills
  • Have a better understanding about the preparation and thought process that went onto building the PowerPoint presentation which the particular presentation is built upon.
  • Have an understanding of how to build confidence to speak and present in a public arena by taking advantage of the tips and tools offered by a professional presentation skills trainer