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Medical Marijuana — IBEW and NJATC Release Special Bulletin

The Electrical Training Alliance, formerly known as the NJATC, is the main training and apprenticeship platform for Union Electricians of the IBEW. Through the law firm of Sherman Dunn, which has served as general counsel for the IBEW for nearly 60 years, a bulletin was released clarifying IBEW and National Training Alliance’s stance on medical…

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Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers James G Stallcup and James W Stallcup – Part 1 of 2

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An insulated-case and molded-case circuit breaker consists of two general parts. First part consists of the current-carrying conductors, contacts, and proper operating mechanism necessary to perform the circuit-switching functions. The second part consists of the protective element, including the tripping mechanism associated with the circuit breaker. Note: Insulated-case and molded-case circuit breakers including enclosures carrying…

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Don’t Miss ECSTI’s MASSIVE Giveaway at IEC CON 2016 San Antonio!

IEC Con 2016 is GONNA BE BIG! Stallcup’s® and ECSTI (Electrical Codes and Standards Training Institute) is planning to give away a record number of prizes this year at IEC Con in San Antonio, Texas:  over 200 hardcopy books (Stallcup’s Illustrated Code Changes), 100 Electrician/Superhero t-shirts, complete electrical training course and continuing education packages, plus much more. How do you win?…

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Less Than 60 Days Left to Renew Your Utah Electricians License!

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Utah electricians are required to complete 16 hours of approved electrical continuing education every two years by November 30. 12 of those hours must be on Core related topics and focus on the National Electrical Code (NEC) updates. The remaining 4 hours may be Professional Education Hours (PEH) covering NFPA 70E, OSHA, and MSHA approved topics.…

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What is the NFPA 70B?

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NFPA 70B, Recommended practice for Electrical Equipment maintenance, was developed because of the high number of electrical accidents that have been attributed to the lack of maintenance on various types of electrical equipment found in commercial and industrial locations. NFPA 70B was created to set the standard for regular maintenance including maintenance scheduling for commercial…

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What Do I Need to Know to Renew My Oregon Electrician’s License?

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Electricians in the state of Oregon are required to complete approved electrical continuing education before each license renewal. During each three-year period, all licensees shall complete required hours of approved continuing education of which 2 to 12 hours must be on Code Changes, 2 to 8 must be Code related and remaining on Oregon Rule & Law (number of…

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Florida Electricians, August 31st is Only 8 Days Away!

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Certified Electricians, Registered Electricians and Alarm Contractors in Florida are required to renew their license every two years. The renewal deadline is August 31st each even numbered year (2014, 2016, 2018 etc). Along with submitting your renewal application to the Florida Electrical Contractors and Licensing Board with the renewal fee ($300 Certified, $125 Registered, $50…

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Fuses Rated Greater Than 1000 volts Part II

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Fuses greater than 1000 volts normally consist of many different parts that are either current carrying or non-current carrying. Such parts can be installed in and subjected to normal or non-normal atmospheric conditions. Fuses can be current-limiting or non-current limiting, sand or liquid filled, or vented expulsion type. The frequency of inspection is important so…

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Texas Panhadle IEC Has Chosen ECSTI as Its Online Training Provider

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The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Texas Panhandle Chapter is partnering with Electrical Codes and Standards Training Institute (ECSTI) to offer online Continued Education, Safety, and Maintenance Training. This Training Will Include the Following Courses  2014 NEC Changes: This course includes the original 2011 standard, the NFPA Report on Proposal, any correlations with NFPA, 70E, 70B…

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Only 11 More Days to Renew Your Florida Contractor’s License

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Certified Electricians, Registered Electricians and Alarm Contractors in Florida are required to renew their license every two years. The renewal deadline is August 31st each even numbered year (2014, 2016, 2018 etc). Along with submitting your renewal application to the Florida Electrical Contractors and licensing Board with the renewal fee ($300 Certified, $125 Registered, $50…

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