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The New 2023 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) Minicourse

  • Wed, September 28, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • Online, you will receive an email link upon paid registration.


An overview of the NESC and significant changes in the 2023 Edition

Wednesday, September 28 • 12:00-3:30 PM EDT

The 2023 edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) will be published on August 1, 2022 and go into effect on February 1, 2023 . The NESC is the national standard for safety in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of electric utility systems.

Collaborative Learning, Inc. offers programs on the NESC that vary in length from one-half to three days (3-18 contact hours) in whatever format and length best meets the needs of our clients.   This includes on-site or on-line programs. All programs address the origins of the NESC and its fundamental application to electric utility transmission and distribution systems, highlighting the important changes that are effective with the 2023 edition.  Longer programs will allow more extensive and in-depth coverage of topics, as well as practice exercises for participants. 

Program Highlights

ü  NESC purpose, organization and application

ü  Significant revisions contained in the 2023 NESC

ü  NESC compliance, legal liability and risk

ü  Rule interpretations and sources of help for

ü  Recognition and correction of code violations

ü  Integration of NESC requirements into design,
     construction, and maintenance practices

ü  Safety and work rules for construction and
     operations personnel

ü  Code interpretation and compliance issues
     contributed by course participants

Who Should Attend

Managers, safety professionals, electric utility engineers, designers, technicians, and all field personnel who are responsible for or who make decisions concerning transmission and distribution systems. The course is conducted at a practical level and is appropriate for degreed professionals, including engineers and engineering technicians, as well as skilled craft personnel, field supervisors and non-degreed high school graduates with a general knowledge of the electric utility system.

Course Level:

This course does not have prerequisites and does not require advance preparation; however, familiarity with the NESC will be helpful in gaining a more in-depth understanding of the code changes and their ramifications.

About the Instructors

R. John Miner, Tom Black, Erich Schoennagel and Ted Dimberio are effective and experienced adult education instructors with extensive electric utility engineering, operations, safety, and management experience. All four have worked with the NESC throughout their careers.  Collaborative Learning (CL) has delivered NESC programs to a wide range of audiences throughout the U.S. for more than 25 years.

Major updates to the 2023 Edition include:

    Rules 190-195: New rules for Photovoltaic (PV)
       generating stations.

    Rule 116c: Adds EXCEPTION for providing short-
       circuit protection if < 1000 V and short lengths of
       insulated power cables.

    Rule 320B: Revised to clarify separations apply
       to communications and supply in different conduit

    Table 410-4: Adds new Table based on latest
       Arc-Flash testing on live-front transformers.

    Rule 092A: Exception added allowing protection,
       control, safety battery systems to not be grounded.

    Rules 224 B1, C1, D1: Revised to to better present
       horizontal wind clearances, and coordinate
       requirements with new Table 234-7. 

    Rule 120A: Revised, now provides correction
       factors for clearances on higher elevations.

    Table 253-1: Revised to reduce Load Factor for
       fiber-reinforced polymer components under wire
       tension, including dead ends, for Grade C


In case you miss any part of the course, or want to review it, your registration includes full access to the course recordings for 30 days.

Individual cost – $295.00

Organizations registering 3 or more individuals, per person – $245.00 

Click this link to register through Collaborative Learning

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