Colorado Approved – 24 Hours of Continuing Education

Bobo Technologies offers three, 8-hour, continuing education courses that are approved by the state of Colorado for your electrical license renewal this year.  They are:

    • 2017 NEC Wiring Methods (8hrs)
    • 2017 NEC Electrical Theory (8hrs)
    • 2017 NEC Changes and Grounding and Bonding (8hrs)

These courses apply to the renewal of Residential Wireman, Journeyman, and Master Electrician licenses.

Approved 2017 NEC courses will be accepted by Colorado through the license renewal period which is July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. 

Our courses are available in a classroom setting or online.  The cost per 8-hour course in the classroom is $125.  The cost for online courses is $79 / 8 hours, $139 / 16 hours or $199 for all 24 hours. 

General information: Continuing education hours must be in the core competency areas of Wiring Methods, Electrical Theory and Calcs, Grounding and Bonding, and Code Changes, and pre-approved by the state of Colorado; which Bobo Technologies’ are.  The state has mandated that each licensed electrician take a minimum of 4 hours of Code Changes, again, the NEC 2017 is accepted for Code Changes.  The remaining 20 hours are up to the discretion of the electrical license holder.

Now is the time to schedule your required electrical continuing education classes, especially if you prefer a classroom setting, since space is limited.

Individual 120-Volt – 20-Ampere Branch Circuit for Dwelling Unit Garage Receptacles

210.11(C)(4) Garage Branch Circuits.  In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, at least one 120-volt, 20-ampere branch circuit shall be installed to supply receptacle outlets in attached garages and in detached garages with electric power.  This circuit shall have no other outlets.

Exception:  This circuit shall be permitted to supply readily accessible outdoor receptacle outlets.

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GFCI Protection for Personnel for Lighting Outlets in Crawl Spaces

210.8(E) Crawl Space Lighting Outlets.  GFCI protection shall be provided for lighting outlets not exceeding 120 volts installed in crawl spaces.

Comment:  GFCI protection for lighting outlets not exceeding 120 volts is now required where lighting outlets are located in crawl spaces, at or below grade level, of dwelling units or non-dwelling units.  At least one lighting outlet containing a switch or controlled by a wall switch shall be installed where a crawl space is used for storage or it contains equipment requiring servicing. (210.70(C))

GFCI Protection for Personnel in Non-Dwelling Unit Unfinished Basements

210.8(B) Other Than Dwelling Units.  All single-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 50 amperes or less and three-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 100 amperes or less installed in the following locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.

(10) Unfinished portions or areas of the basement not intended as habitable rooms

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GFCI Protection for Personnel in Non-Dwelling Unit Crawl Spaces

210.8(B) Other Than Dwelling Units.  All single-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 50 amperes or less and three-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 100 amperes or less installed in the following locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.

(9) Crawl spaces – at or below grade level

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Expansion of GFCI Protection for Personnel in Other Than Dwelling Units

210.8(B) Other Than Dwelling Units.  All single-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 50 amperes or less and three-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 100 amperes or less installed in the following locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.

Comment:  The 2014 NEC only required GFCI protection for personnel for 125-volt, single-phase, 15- and 20-ampere receptacles located in areas where GFCI protection was required.

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