2017 National Electric Code (NEC) Update and Changes from 2014

This class explores electrical standards, updates and changes from the codes of 2014.

4 Hours

Approval Number: 9879173

Provider Number: PVD468 Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design


2017 NEC Update and Changes from 2014

Revisions and updates have been made to the National Electrical Code (NEC) from 2014 to 2017. This class presents the latest safety protocols, regulations, and changes to codes. Explore critical changes in wiring methods, equipment installations, and protection mechanisms to ensure compliance and proficiency in electrical projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the basics of the National Electrical Code Update and Changes from 2014 to 2017.
  • List 2017 NEC significant changes under Article 90.
  • State 2017 NEC significant changes under Article 100 about definitions.
  • Identify 2017 NEC significant changes under Article 110 to 300.
  • Evaluate 2017 NEC significant changes under 314.27(E) Separable Attachment Fittings.
  • Analyze 2017 NEC significant changes under 336.10 Uses Permitted.
  • List 2017 NEC significant changes under 328.14 Installation.
  • Evaluate 2017 NEC significant changes under 338.10(B) Branch Circuits and Feeders.
  • Recall 2017 NEC significant changes under 358.10 Uses Permitted.
  • Explain 2017 NEC significant changes under 392.22(A) Number of Multiconductor Cables, Rated 2000 Volts or Less, in Cable Trays.
  • Recall the 2017 NEC significant changes under Article 400—Flexible Cords and Cables.
  • Evaluate 2017 NEC significant changes under 424.99(C) Installation Under Floor Covering.

Who will Benefit from this Class

  • Architects
    Electrical codes are established to ensure the safety of buildings and their occupants. Architects must be familiar with these codes to design structures that comply with safety standards. Non-compliance with electrical codes can result in serious hazards such as electrical fires, shocks, and other safety issues.
  • Urban Planners
    Urban planners focus on the development and use of land, considering factors such as population growth, zoning regulations, and environmental impact. They work to create sustainable and organized communities.
  • Interior Designer
    Interior designers plan and create functional and aesthetically pleasing indoor spaces. They work with clients to understand their needs and preferences, selecting colors, materials, and furnishings accordingly.
  • Construction Manager
    Construction managers oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of construction projects. They ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to design specifications.
  • Building Inspector
    Building inspectors examine construction projects to ensure they comply with building codes, zoning regulations, and other applicable standards. They play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and legality of structures.
  • Historic Preservationist
    Historic preservationists work to protect and preserve historically significant buildings and sites. They may be involved in restoration projects and advocate for the conservation of architectural heritage.
  • Facilities Manager
    Facilities managers are responsible for the maintenance and operation of buildings and facilities. They ensure that a facility meets the needs of its occupants and functions efficiently.

Continuing Education Requirements

Each profession has unique continuing education requirements that vary from state to state. Please visit the website of the organization that issues and renews licenses for specific information.

Architects in Florida are required to have a minimum of 22 hours in health, safety, and welfare related courses; 2 hours in Florida Building Code advanced courses. Board or department approved programs are intended to:

  • Enhance the quality of the existing technical knowledge;
  • Fill voids that may exist in the professional education and internship training;
  • Provide knowledge of new technical areas; and/or
  • Programs intended to focus on the practical applications that impact the public health, safety and welfare.


Class completions are reported to the DBPR.

Renewal Cycle

Continuing Education credits for the 2/28 odd year renewal must be completed by 12/31 even year.

Refer to the Architecture Continuing Education Handbook for additional information.


Florida Architect Continuing Education Requirements
Architects are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education (22 hours in health, safety, and welfare related courses and 2 hours in the Florida Building Code advance course).

Florida Interior Designer Continuing Education Requirements
Interior Designers are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education (14 hours in health, safety, and welfare related courses, 2 hours in the Florida Building Code advance course, and 4 hours in optional or health, safety, and welfare related courses).

Advanced Course Requirement
Both Architect and Interior Design licensees are required to obtain a minimum of 2 hours of continuing education by completing an approved provider’s specialized or advanced course, approved by the Florida Building Commission, on the Florida Building Code, relating to the licensee’s respective area of practice for future renewals.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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The class will be available for twelve months after the date of purchase.

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