Electrical Code Course - 14 Things You Need to Know about the NEC 

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To be successful in the electrical industry you have to understand the NEC, which is the National Electrical Code. As with many things in life, the more you learn about the NEC, the more you discover how much more there is to learn.

The NEC is known by many as the best electrical building code standard available today, it is imperative that you study it if you are seriously considering the electrician occupation, and there are 14 things you have to know about it before taking formal electrical code classes:

  1. The NEC’s purpose is to ensure the safety of all individuals and property.
  2. The NEC is considered a safety standard.
  3. The NEC isn’t meant to be a design requirement nor a training manual for inexperienced individuals.
  4. The NEC has an introduction and nine chapters.
  5. The NEC comprises the majority of electrical installations; however, not all of them will be found in it.
  6. The NEC doesn’t deal with trucks, cars, ships, boats, planes, trains, underground mines, utility power distribution locations and utility controlled communication equipment.
  7. The NEC comprises the lighting in commercial parking lots that has been installed by the electric utility on private property.
  8. The assessment of the products is not performed by the electrical inspector but by nationally renowned independent testing labs.
  9. Nationally established independent testing laboratories are also in charge of the product safety evaluation.
  10. A product’s use is approved by the authority having jurisdiction, and it also is in charge of putting into effect the NEC’s requirements; however, it can’t enforce its own rules.
  11. The rules that are obligatory within the code show the term “shall” in them.
  12. When there is a flexible rule, it will name the actions which are permitted but not mandatory. These could be alternative approaches or options.
  13. Read the Fine Print Notes (FPNs), because there you will find all the clarifying material.
  14. Article 90 is the introduction to the NEC, and as such it is frequently skipped; nevertheless, it is vital that you carefully read it and study it to fully understand the NEC and its purpose. 


With BlueVolt, you can take electrical code training through our Learning Management System. We deliver training content that educates and communicates throughout the industry, all the way from the factory floor to the customer’s door. You can take your electrical code course through video, presentations and interactive courses, 24/7 and on-demand, and under very favorable conditions:

  • You only pay when you pass a course.
  • You can learn online at your own pace.
  • Our courses are approved in 28 states.
  • We report to the agencies that regulate electricians in 15 states.
  • You can keep your license current.

Our platform makes it easy to train, track and reward you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to request more information about the NEC, or to ask a question or make a comment; we are always available to talk to you!