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Branch Circuits, Beyond the Basics 4 hours Code Related 20-651631

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Idaho Division of Building Safety

1090 East Watertower Street

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Meridian, ID 83642

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This is a 4hour presentation covering the general requirements for Branch Circuits per Article 210 of the NEC 2017® edition. The permitted loads, identification, added protection of GFCI and AFCI, requirements for ratings of branch circuits and the sizing conductors and overcurrent protection will be covered. In addition, a brief overview of the specific requirements for Branch Circuits that are found in Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 will be provided.

Christine worked as an electrician for 20 years in a small family electrical contracting business in Seattle. We specialized in light commercial and high-end residential remodels. Christine also taught the second year of a 5-year apprenticeship program from 1984 through 2008. In 1998 she retired from being a full-time electrician in order to have more time to devote to teaching. In 2004 she was honored as Craft Instructor of the Year for ABC, Associated Builders and Contractors representing 23,000 shops and construction related firms in 80 chapters across the USA. In 1999 she went to work part time for Intertek, starting out in follow up services which kept her active in the industry and allowed her to learn about other codes and standards. In 2006 she started doing field evaluations of unlisted equipment, and now in addition to the field evaluations she provides codes and standards training for both our own internal associates, our external clients, and various industry trade associations such as NECA, ABC, Electric League of the Pacific Northwest and IAEI Chapters. Christine has a mastery of vocational education from Western WA University and maintains a Washington State electrical administrator’s license. She is an active member of and has served in various positions with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) for over 30 years including being the past NW Section President. In 2009 she was appointed as principle to code making panel 5 of the NEC, NFPA 70 National Electrical Code covering the Grounding & Bonding Articles. In 2014 she was appointed as an alternate on the Correlating Committee for the NEC NFPA 70, as well as NFPA 70A, 70B, 70E, 70, 73, 79, 110, 111, 790, and 791. She is also currently serving as Chair of NFPA 780 Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems after serving as principal since 2011.

Dave is currently engaged by Intertek Testing Services-ETL to provide electrical education and safety courses based on the electrical codes and standards. He provides field evaluations on electrical equipment to assure AHJs of compliance with OSHA and the safety standards, including the National Electric Code. Dave is a certified Oregon Electrical Inspector and licensed as a General Supervising/Master electrician. He also has been an active Board of Director member for the Oregon Chapter of IAEI as Past President, Membership Chair and Education Chair. Dave is past Chairman and President of the International Board of Directors of the IAEI, Richardson Texas. Additionally, he has taught and instructed fourth and fifth year apprentices for the IEC Apprenticeship program at Area 1 and 2 JATC in Portland and Salem Oregon and is currently instructing 5th year apprentices for Area 2 JATC. His electrical background includes his apprenticeship, journeyman electrician, Master electrician, supervising electrician and was an electrical contractor in Ohio, Florida and Oregon. Dave attended the College of Southern Idaho and Kent State University. Dave has presented electrical safety and training to electricians and inspectors around the country. Some of the topics include, NFPA 70 NEC, electrical Grounding and Bonding, Calculations, Services, PV, Limited Energy, Electrical Installations, NFPA 70E for electrical safety in the workplace, NFPA 79 Industrial Machinery, and NFPA 790/791 Field Evaluations.



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