PDU: Grounding and Bonding Class in Ft Collins, Colorado
Date(s) – Saturday, July 29, 2017
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
IECRM Ft. Collins Campus
Registration for this class will open on: Saturday, June 24, 2017.
Complete your Grounding and Bonding PDU requirement with this 1-day, 8-credit class at IECRM in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This class provides an overview of Article 250 from the NEC, covering line and load side, grounding and bonding.
Students will learn:
- The importance of using accepted definitions of terms applicable to grounding and bonding
- The importance of providing a low-impedance path of proper capacity to ensure the operation of overcurrent protective devices
- The various components of the grounding and bonding system
- Electric shock hazards and the effect of electricity on the human body
IECRM’s PDU courses meet the criteria of the Colorado State Electrical Board Rule 9.7, and are approved for Wyoming continuing education, and are approved for New Mexico continuing education. In addition, this course meets the criteria for continuing education re-certification requirements of NABCEP Solar PV Certified Installers.
Below is the curriculum that this class will cover, though please note that the instructor will touch upon different topics at different lengths, based on the learning needs of each class.
- Article 100: Grounding, bonding, bonding jumper, equipment grounding conductor
- Article 250:
- 250.24: Routing and sizing, parallel service-entrance conductors, more requirements
- 250.28: Main and system bonding jumpers, material, construction, attachment, size
- 250.35: Permanently installed generators
- 250.50: Grounding electrode system
- 250.53: Bonding jumper
- 250.56: Resistance of rod, pipe, and plate electrodes, earth resistance tester, multiple rods, pipes, and plates
- 250.80: Service raceways and enclosures, exceptions
- 250.86: Other conductor enclosures and raceways
- 250.90: General
- 250.92: Bonding of services, methods
- 250.94: Bonding for other systems
- 250.96: Bonding other enclosures, general
- 250.102: Size bonding conductors and jumpers, supply side bonding jumper, equipment bonding jumper on load side of an overcurrent device
- 250.104: Metal water piping, buildings of multiple occupancy, bonding of piping at multiple buildings, other, structural metal, separately derived systems, metal water piping systems, common grounding electrode conductor
- 250.122: Motor circuits, conductors in parallel
- 250.140: Frames of ranges and clothes dryers (new, existing circuits)
- 250.142: Use of grounded circuit conductor for grounding equipment
- Chapter 5 of NEC: Grounding of specific equipment: Insulated equipment grounding conductor, receptacles with insulated grounding terminal, mobile homes, manufactured homes, etc.
NOTE: All purchased book(s) will be distributed on the first day of class.
- OPTIONAL: 2017 NEC Code Book
- OPTIONAL: TABS for Code Book
2017 NEC Code and other optional items are now available! Get yours at iecrm.org/books.
What past students said
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“Really enjoyed the presentation. Interesting anecdotes.”
Please Note: This PDU Class is designed for the code cycle 2014-2017 and is for those with licenses that are up for renewal by September 2017. This PDU class does not apply to the new Colorado state requirements for the 2017-2020 code cycle. The new 2017-2020 code cycle classes will be called Continuing Education Units (CEUs). IECRM will be offering CEU classes beginning in October 2017 to meet the new Colorado state requirements for license renewal for the 2017-2020 code cycle. See below for more information from DORA’s website.
New Continuing Education Requirements for Colorado Electricians
Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1073 into law on April 15, 2016. This law replaces the current continued competency program with a requirement of 24 hours of continuing education to be completed each renewal period. The Continuing Competency (CC) Assessment will no longer be administered.
Before renewing your license in September 2017, you must first complete any Professional Development Units (PDU) assigned to you after you completed the CC Assessment in 2014. You will not complete a new CC Assessment.
Before renewing your license in September 2020, all licensed electricians will have to complete 24 hours of continuing education, called Continuing Education Units (CEU). The Electrical Board will soon be drafting rules on these new continuing education requirements. Stay tuned for details by monitoring the Electrical Board webpage for updates.