Students interested in earning the National Electrical Code® 2011 Certificate must complete the specialized curriculum designed and offered by Penn Foster Career School. In the course Understanding and Applying the National Electric Code, students should gain an understanding of the National Electric Code, providing the necessary components of the code. Students receive training in structure, terminology, and applications such as load calculators, grounding rules, GFCI requirements, voltage drop calculations, and wiring requirements. Students learn residential and commercial classifications, single-family and multi-family classifications, and code requirements for health care facilities.
This program allows students to understand the purpose of the National Electric Code, which is essential for technicians, contractors, electrical assistants, and technologists.
Before enrolling, students should have a basic understanding of electrical concepts and some previous experience with electrical devices, calculations, wiring, and basic print reading.
Students interested in applying for the National Electric Code Certificate may fill out an online application, which can be retrieved on the Penn Foster website.
- Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.