Educational Courses

Mair Malfara, mair@eap.org
(610) 825-1600, extension 12

 

The Electrical Association of Philadelphia is approved to be an authorized provider of CEUs by the City of Philadelphia and an approved Continuing Education Provider for Pennsylvania (Department of Labor and Industry);  New Jersey and Delaware CEUs are also available for some courses.  Your accrediting institution is the final arbiter of whether CEUs are acceptable - check with them.  All courses will be held online.

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The Electrical Association of Philadelphia

2020 Virtual Classes
 

Since in-person classes and events are suspended, EAP is going virtual!  Join us for our six-week educational series, led by instructor, Rich Van Wert, while collecting CEUs from the comfort of your home.  Stay tuned for more virtual education coming soon!

The classes in this six-week series qualify for the following continuing education credits:

  • 2.0 CEUs for Philadelphia Electrical Contractors
  • 2.0 CEUs for Pennsylvania Electrical Inspectors
  • 2.0 CEUs for the State of Delaware (where applicable)
  • 2 PDHs for Pennsylvania PEs

Certificates of attendance will be sent via email after each session.  Learn more about the available courses below.
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HVAC and the NEC
Thursday, June 11, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Class
EAP Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $10
Instructor:  Rich VanWert
Register
Registration closes 11 a.m. on June 10
Delaware and Phila. CEUs

Whose rules do you follow?  The NEC or the manufacturer’s nameplate?  What exactly are the rules for conductor sizing? 
  1. What is the difference between FLA, RLA, and LRA?
  2. Just exactly what is ampacity?
  3. When can a non-fused disconnect be used versus a fused disconnect?
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Ask the Inspector featuring Michal Hofkin
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2.0 CEUs Phila./PA
Virtual
EAP Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $10
Register
Registration closes 11 a.m. on June 22


Are GFCIs giving your trouble? Are you providing AFCI protection when replacing a receptacle? Is it permissible to run Type NM Cable in that conduit? Is that wiring method approved for a fire pump installation? Can I use thermostat wire to supply emergency lighting remote heads? Are you certain that the electrical room shown on the plans meets the requirements of the electrical code?  
What’s your burning code question?   
 
Join EAP and one of the region’s leading Electrical Inspectors and industry instructors, Michal Hofkin, who will spend 120 minutes answering your most difficult electrical code questions. This is your opportunity to ask an inspector about any topic in the electrical code. All questions will be submitted before the webinar to EAP and your anonymity is guaranteed. Mike will explain the code requirements and where possible, delve into the often-little-known nuances in the code that can lead to improper installations and problems with the AHJ. 

Attendees can submit their question for consideration during the online registration process.   Submissions received by 10:00 am on Friday, June 12 will be given priority consideration.   

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Meet Your Local Klein Reps
Virtual Happy Hour

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Complimentary Registration

Register

Grab your favorite beverage and join EAP, Thea Enterprises, and Klein Tools as we close out our spring event season with our first Virtual Happy Hour!  Meet Mike Neal and Ian Peltier, your local Klein Tool representatives, as we talk tools and have some fun in this interactive virtual event.    

Share your favorite tools to be entered to win one of several prizes thanks to Klein Tools.  Be sure to complete the Let’s Talk Tool Survey that will be sent in your registration confirmation!


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2014 NEC Code Changes
Thursday, May 7, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Class
EAP Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $10
Instructor:  Rich VanWert
Registration is closed.
NO DELAWARE CEUs.

The entire state of Pennsylvania must comply with the 2014 NEC.  This course will address the most used and important changes pertinent to electrical contractors.  Learn these important changes so that a safe installation can be put in for the general public and pass the AHJ’s inspection the first time.
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Electrical Vehicle Charging Equipment
Thursday, May 14, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Class
EAP Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $10
Instructor:  Rich VanWert 
Registration is closed.

Registration closes 11 a.m. on May 13
NO DELAWARE CEUs.

Electric Vehicle Charging System, NEC Article 625, is a rapidly evolving section of the Code book.  Due to the relatively new technology surrounding this exciting new industry there are numerous changes in every code cycle since first introduced in the 1996 NEC.  Already with the development of two-way power transfer to the 2020 NEC has re-named Article 625 as Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System.  Now there are rules to follow for when the homeowner uses the vehicle battery power to energize selected loads in the dwelling unit.

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OCPD – Overcurrent Protective Devices
Thursday, May 21, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Class
EAP Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $10
Instructor:  Rich VanWert
Registration is closed.
Registration closes 11 a.m. on May 20
Delaware and Phila. CEUs

This class, based on NEC Article 240, sheds light on how to protect the wiring systems installed by the electricians.  Wire gauge, fuse types, circuit breaker options and NEC rules will be discussed. Get your most pressing questions answered starting with circuits and appliances in a dwelling unit and then move up to motors and HVAC units for commercial applications.  This course will answer many questions to keep these systems safe and compliant.

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Grounding vs. Bonding
Thursday, May 28, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Class
EAP Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $10
Instructor:  Rich VanWert
Registration is closed.

Registration closes 11 a.m. on May 27
Delaware and Phila. CEUs

Still think a ground rod is something used to trip a circuit breaker?  Not sure of the path of current delivered by a PECO transformer?  Join us to learn things you never knew before and sharpen your knowledge on the why’s and wherefore’s of why grounding and bonding methods are designed the way they are.
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Optional Standby Systems: Generators
Thursday, June 4, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Class
EAP Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $10
Instructor:  Rich VanWert
Registration is closed.
Delaware and Phila. CEUs
 
This class has an emphasis on residential installations.  Sizing, location, signage, transfer switches, and more will be explained.  Interconnection and coordination of the utility and parallel production like solar PV will also be covered.
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*Classes are subject to change.

2020 CEU REQUIREMENTS

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA   http://www.phila.gov/li/Pages/Licenses.aspx

Philadelphia Electrical Contractors:  8 hours yearly (before June 30, 2020)

The course must be based on the NEC.

Philadelphia Electrical Inspectors Agencies:  12 hours yearly

Philadelphia Electrical Inspectors:  12 hours yearly

STATE OF NEW JERSEY  http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/elec/Pages/default.aspx

The entire 34 hours of continuing education credits required for the April 1, 2021 renewal may be taught and presented as webinars, written, or electronic media distance learning courses. 
 

Renewal - Electrical Contractors and Journeyman Electricians: Every three years on the date issued.

Electrical Contractors: 34 hours, 9 relating to most recent NEC; 1 hr on state statutes and rules 24 covering installation, repair or alteration of electrical equipment for generation, transmission of electrical energy, job estimating management and business practices, supervisory responsibilities required by NJ, other relevant to electrical contracting.

Journeyman Electricians: 10 hours of continuing education. Nine hours on the most recent edition of the NEC and one hour on applicable state statutes and rules.

Many of our courses are approved by the New Jersey Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.

STATE OF DELAWARE  http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/electrician

Master Electrician: 10 hours each cycle.  Cycle is June 30 of every even year (2020)

Journeyman: 10 hours each cycle.  Cycle is June 30 of every even year (2020)

Apprentice: 10 hours each cycle.  Cycle is June 30 of every even year (2020)

Many of our courses are approved for Delaware electrical contractors by the Delaware Board of Electrical Examiners.

STATE OF MARYLAND  https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/elec/

Master Electrician: 10 hours of continuing education per license term.  5 MUST be in classroom.


 

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