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National Electrical Safety Code Overview

IEEE via edX

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Brought to you by the IEEE team that publishes the National Electrical Safety Code, this MOOC presents an introduction to the 2017 edition of the NESC and explains its purpose, scope, methodology, some basic rules and their application, as well as an overview of code adoption procedures, effective dates and more.

The course is intended for the general public and utility workers (employees and contractors) designing or implementing practical safeguards during the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric supply and communication facilities.

There are no pre-requisites for participants. Students and professionals, even those not in the electrical engineering field, will be able to access the course. Also, the participation of code enforcers, researchers, standards development representatives, and other interested parties is expected. Everyone is invited.

Verified students are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs), valid toward continuing education requirements for many professional certifications.


Week 1:
Why an NESC?
Goal of the NESC Week 2:
Introduction to the NESC
Purpose & Scope of the NESC Week 3:
NESC Committee Structure
Main Committee
Executive Committee
Technical Subcommittees Week 4:
Procedures & Revision Cycle
How is the Code Written?

Taught by

Nelson Bingel, Larry Slavin and Danna Liebhaber


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