Current Schedule

EAP has an exciting and dynamic fall/winter education series with continuing education credits that qualify in the following jurisdictions:

  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania (Electrical Inspectors, Engineers)

We also offer IEEE Professional Development Hours for select courses.

As always, check with your credentialing authority to ensure acceptance prior to sitting for the course.

Download the 2021 Fall/Winter Schedule-at-a-Glance here.

2021 Fall/Winter Schedule

Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m
Instructor:  Rich Van Wert

CEUs/PDHs:
2 for Philadelphia and New Jersey
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
2 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH Certificate

Registration

Course Overview: Discover the ins and outs of the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry. We are talking about a billion-dollar industry that you do not want to miss out on! This webinar will discuss the electric vehicle charger installation rules as well as provide expert interpretation and explanation of how to install and where to install EV charging stations.

Attendees will also learn:
• The differences between Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 charging equipment.
• Discover what a Chademo connection is, what a J-plug is, and if they relate to each other.
• What is a ZEV?
• Is a permit required for the charger installation? If so, who issues a permit for this?
• Is there really such a thing as a wireless charger?
• What will the electric inspector or the AHJ be looking for?
• Is GFCI protection required for indoor locations? Outdoor locations?
• How do I provide physical protection for the stand-alone charging station?
• Which NEC code cycle applies? Get the answers to these and other questions and much more information from the most practical and timely training class available!

2017 NEC Code Changes

Thursday, September 23, 2021
In-Person Instruction: EAP Offices, Blue Bell, PA
Time:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Rich Van Wert 

CEUs:
8 for Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Florida
8 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors

Fees: $250.00/student for EAP members
$295.00/student for non-EAP members

Registration

Course Overview: Here is an opportunity to get on board with all the changes made to the 2017 NEC.  It’s important to be informed about the new rules in order to keep the general public safe by making sure that the electrical equipment installation is done in a code compliant way.  The new NEC rules are numerous, and it is mandatory that the rules are followed.  Also, at some point the state of Pennsylvania will be advancing from the 2014 NEC to the 2017.  Be ready to install electrical equipment per the code and pass inspection the first time.  The class will include both residential and commercial installations.


NFPA 70E

Friday, October 15, 2021
In-Person Instruction:
EAP Offices, Blue Bell, PA
Time:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Rich Van Wert

CEUs/PDHs:
8 for Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey
8 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
8 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees: $250.00/student for EAP members
$295.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH Certificate

Registration

Course Overview: This popular eight-hour class about the National Fire Prevention Association Safety Standard is your solution to jobsite protection from the electric hazards.  Students will be introduced to the standards for the electric safety in the workplaces develop by OSHA. Learn the updates/revisions to the NFPA 70E code. How to use personal protective equipment (PPE) and how it can significantly reduce the risk of injury. Learn improved work practices that reduce risk and expand knowledge about electrical safety. Lockout, tag out, working on electric panels, sub-panels, and motor control centers are just some of the subjects discussed. Many worksites and employers make this certification a pre-requisite for working on site.


Transformers, Part I

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor:  Rich Van Wert

CEUs/PDHs:
2 for Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
2 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH certificate

Registration

Course Overview: What is a transformer? Why are they used and how are they installed correctly?  Both the electrical and mechanical parts of the transformer installation will be discussed, in addition to the following topics:

• Working space
• Guarding
• CT Installation
• Grounding the transformer
• Bonding the transformer


Transformers, Part II

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor:  Rich Van Wert

CEUs/PDHs:
2 for Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
2 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH Certificate 

Registration

Course Overview: Does the transformer require a primary side disconnect?  What are the rules for locating the transformer secondary disconnect?  Part II of this webinar will include discussion on:

• Is it a separately derived system?
• High leg issues
• Location issues


Basic Electricity 

Friday, October 29, 2021
In-Person Instruction:
EAP Offices, Blue Bell, PA
Time:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Instructor:  Ernie Davis

CEUs/PDHs:
8 for Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey
8 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
8 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees:
$250.00/student for EAP members
$295.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH Certificate

Registration

Course Overview: If you are new to the industry and want to get a strong understanding of the basic theories of electricity, then this course is for you! If you are a manufacturer, distributor, or journey person in the trade and need a refresher on the laws and theories about electricity, this course will meet your needs as well. The nature of electricity, sources of electricity, D-C generation, Ohm's Law, series circuits, parallel circuits, A-C generation, single phase, two phase and three phase circuits, etc. will be thoroughly explained. Emphasis will be placed on the NEC.


Residential Electric – One and Two Family Dwelling

Friday, November 5, 2021
In-Person Instruction: 
EAP Offices, Blue Bell, PA
Time:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Rich Van Wert

CEUs:
8 for Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Florida
8 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors

Fees:
$250.00/student for EAP members
$295.00/student for non-EAP members

Registration

Course Overview: Attend this class to get all your residential electric installation questions answered!  Topics that will be reviewed include: 

• Complete discussions of all GFCI and AFCI requirements
• Tamper resistant, weather resistant, and split-wire receptacles
• Electric services
• Solar PV
• Optional standby systems and safety
• Switch location
• Lighting outlet location
• Appliance disconnects
• Permits, inspections, and licensing


Common Violations

Saturday, November 6,  2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor:  Ralph Goldsborough

CEUs:
2 for Philadelphia and Delaware

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members

Registration

Course Overview: Electrical Inspector Ralph Goldsborough will walk through the most common residential code violations in the field; with a special focus on Article 210. Attend this session to learn from the mistakes of others so you can pass your inspection the first time around!

Optional Standby Systems – Generators Part I

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor:  Rich Van Wert

CEUs/PDHs:
2 for Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
2 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH certificate

Registration

Course Overview:
Here is a class that is the hottest request for training. This class will show the attendee how to size the generator correctly and what factors influence the final choice of kW size. Learn how to install according to the manufacturer and NEC rules, in addition to answering the following questions:

• Can't I just put in a small generator and let the homeowner do the load shedding by turning off breakers?
• Do I have to install a transfer switch for the building owner?
• What is load shedding anyway and what are the ways to accomplish this?
• Is backfeeding with a double ended cord legal?
• How do I do a load calculation?

Switchboards, Switchgear and Panelboards - Article 408

Saturday, November 13, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor:  Ralph Goldsborough

CEUs/PDHs:
2 for Philadelphia and Delaware
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
2 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH certificate

Registration

Course Overview: This focused webinar will address the installation, safety, overcurrent protection, and definitions involved in working with switchboards, switchgears, and panel boards. Have your 2017 NEC book hand.

Optional Standby Systems – Generators Part II

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor:  Rich Van Wert

CEUs/PDHs:
2 for Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
2 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH certificate

Registration

Course Overview: Join us for the second part of this discussion, where we will discuss:
• How do I know I need if a load calculation is needed in the first place?
• Is it okay to have two generators at one facility? One for emergency and one for optional circuits?
• Is it possible to supply three different loads, (1) emergency (1) legally required and (1) optional loads from one generator?
• Do I have to install two ground rods for the generator? One? None required?
• How do I know if I have to follow the rules for a separately derived system or not?

Electrical Project Estimating, Part I

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor:  Rich Van Wert

CEUs/PDHs: 2 for Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
2 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH certificate

Registration

Course Overview: What is it?   How is it done? What are some tricks to the trade? Find out the answers to this and more. Are all jobs good to bid?   What's the difference between marketing and advertising for the contractor? Get the answers to your questions!

Article 440 - HVAC Requirements

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor: Ralph Goldsborough

CEUs:
2 for Philadelphia
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members

Registration

Course Overview: The focus of this course will be on electric driven air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment as well as the branch circuits and controllers for such equipment. It provides for the special considerations necessary for circuits supplying hermetic refrigerant motor compressors and for any air-conditioning or refrigeration equipment that I supplied form a branch circuit that supplies a hermetic refrigerant motor compressor.

Electrical Project Estimating, Part II

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor:  Rich Van Wert

CEUs/PDHs:
2 for Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
2 for PEs approved by IEEE*

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members
*$25.00/student for IEEE PDH certificate

Registration

Course Overview: Using software.  Which software is the best?   Getting started with correct forms.    Labor rates tools rush in where angels fear to tread, figuring overheard and profit. What is overhead actually?   Learn about these subjects and more when attending this class.

Understanding the National Electric Code Tables and Calculations

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Webinar (Zoom)
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Instructor: Ralph Goldsborough

CEUs:
2 for Philadelphia
2 for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors

Fees:
$75.00/student for EAP members
$95.00/student for non-EAP members

Registration

Course Overview: How do you quickly navigate the NEC to locate a requirement? How about those important calculations that tell you whether your equipment meets the proper spec? If you are an electrical installer, this webinar is for you! Join us as Electrical Inspector and Instructor, Ralph Goldsborough, assists attendees with getting to the right answer quickly using tables and proper terminology.

 

2021 Fall/Winter Schedule


Education Your Way!
This fall, the EAP will offer continuing education in two formats: webinars or in-person instruction. 

Safety Protocols for In-Person Instruction:
Our top priority is to ensure safety of our students, instructors and staff; class size will be limited to a max of 16 students.  Each student attending in-person classes must agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

All students will be required to wear a surgical or cloth mask during the class, when not eating or drinking.   Masks must be worn properly, which includes covering the nose and mouth (NO handkerchiefs/bandannas allowed).  Failure to comply will result in expulsion from the classroom and there will be no refund provided, nor CEUs.

Fees:
2 Hour Webinars: $75.00 Members / $95.00 Non-members
8 Hour Classes: $250.00 Members / $295.00 Non-members
IEEE PDH: Additional $25.00 per student 

Education Refund Policy:
EAP classes/webinars are held based on projected attendance therefore once a student registers, there are no refunds. However, there are a few exceptions to this policy. If class is cancelled or postponed by EAP, EAP will issue refunds in the case that the new date is not suitable for the student. If an extreme circumstance arises for the student, such as a death in the immediate family, severe illness, etc., a refund will be processed. A decision will be made on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Director. EAP will allow a company to substitute a student (e.g. change the registrant to someone else in the company) without penalty.

Questions? Contact: Mair Malfara (610) 825-1600, extension 12