CEC Training - 2018 Edition Code Changes and Fundamentals

Canadian Electrical Code Training

CEC Training is intended to do a lot more than instruct about what changes have taken place since the last time Canada issued a national Electrical Code.

We are producing a series of courses across Canada by one of Canada's leading experts on the 2018 Edition of Canada's Electrical Code to help electrical professionals on the effective application through an improved understanding of the intent of the rules. Also, our course will instruct electrical professionals on how to access and navigate through Canada's Electrical Code in a cost-efficient manner.

Canada's Electrical Code is the basis for all provincial and territorial electrical codes across Canada. Most provinces adopt and meet the rules set out by the Code, without changes, while other provinces add their own amendments. You need to know both the national and specific provincial code differences.

We can create a unique customized course, designed for all levels of electrical professionals by one of Canada's leading experts in industrial, commercial, institutional and residential electrical installations, as well as the business of conducting electrical inspections.

Our CEC training workshops not only offers updates on the latest code changes, but we also include a way to understand what the rules are and how to access each area of the code with ease. Some people spend endless time searching for the rules that they need. This education program will teach what you need to know, quickly and accurately. Our instructor will demonstrate how to find the answers you need in a few easy steps. You will find the answers easily and correctly with our training system.

You won't want to miss this learning opportunity!!

It's a Proven Fact:
Electrical Engineering, Design, Maintenance and Construction professionals who understand the most current Electrical Code standards will:

  • Work more safely and provide a greater degree of electrical protection for electrical systems
  • Work more productively. Make more money, save their clients' money
  • Prevent system incompatibilities from holding up a job
  • Experience a higher rate of passing electrical inspection

This interactive 2-Day Course will instruct industrial, commercial and institutional electrical professionals and electrical professionals on:

1. Understanding the most recent changes to Canada's National Electrical Code and individual provincial ammendments.

2. Code Interpretation: How to most effectively interpret Canada's National Electrical Code in order to properly comply.

3. How to navigate and access the Code Rules accurately and time-effectively.

This course is designed to be an interactive, problem-solving, learning environment for delegates of all disciplines. Instructor-led calculations will determine minimum conductor sizes and maximum overcurrent ampacities for various loads as well as maximum overload settings for AC motors. Participants are encouraged to bring a calculator to the seminar in order to actively participate in the exercises.

The positive outcome of this training is to improve the quality of installations and to pass electrical inspection with fewer deficiencies. It means working more efficiently and productively, saving time, energy, and money, which is a great credit to everyone working in the industry.


WHO should attend

  • Electrical Engineers, Technicians and Technologists
  • Mechanical Engineers and Technologists
  • Design Consultants
  • Industrial Maintenance Contractors
  • Electrical Project Managers
  • Electrical Inspectors
  • Educators


Students receive

  • 100+Page Digital Electrical Safety Handbook (Value $20)
  • An Electricity Forum Coupon (Value $100) to be used against any future Electricity Forum event (restrictions apply)
  • 1.4 CEU credits issued by the Engineering Institute of Canada.
  • Course Materials in Paper Format



CE Code Compliance Training

Instructor: Jason Cappis, ESCO, CME, RSE




8:00 am 
Welcome and introduction to the code

  • Electrical code overview
  • Organization of the Code
  • Critical related standards
  • Equipment approval requirements

Objectives and Scope

  • Objectives of the Code
  • Exemptions


  • Termination temperatures
  • Wire and cable – specifications and conditions of use
  • Conductor sizes, ampacities and temperature ratings
  • Flame spread ratings
  • Parallel conductors
  • Underground conductors
  • Sheath currents and eddy currents
  • High voltage conductors

Circuit Loading and Demand Factors

  • Intermittent loads
  • Continuous loads
  • 80% and 100% rated circuit breakers
  • Car-plug panel feeder calculations

Residential Calculations

  • Single dwelling service calculations
  • Apartment feeder calculations
  • Branch circuit calculations

Grounding and Bonding

  • What is Grounding and bonding?
  • Electrical system grounding
  • Service equipment grounding
  • Electrical equipment bonding
  • Bonding other systems
  • Grounding and bonding methods
  • High voltage grounding, ground potential rise, step and touch voltages

Protection and Control

  • Interrupting rating (IR) of overcurrent devices
  • Tap conductor requirements
  • Ground fault protection
  • Series rated electrical equipment
  • Fuse and circuit-breaker applications
  • Switching and disconnection

Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Pumps

  • Conductors
  • Overcurrent protection



Hazardous Locations

  • Overview of major revisions to Section 18
  • Area classifications, zones, divisions and groups
  • Hazardous locations – wiring and equipment
  • Sealing
  • Intrinsically safe and non-incendive circuits
  • Purged electrical systems

Installation of Electrical Equipment

  • Capacitors and capacitor banks
  • Transformers
  • Panelboards

Electric Motors

  • Service factor
  • Overcurrent and overload protection
  • Conductor ratings, service, feeders and branch circuits
  • Grouped motor protection
  • Motor disconnection
  • Motor controls
  • Power factor correction capacitors

Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Pumps

  • Fire alarm systems
  • Smoke and CO alarms in dwellings
  • Fire pumps

High Voltage Substations and Lines

  • Electrical system fault levels
  • Lightning protection
  • Transformer and switchgear rooms
  • Sprinklered equipment
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Lightning protection
  • Clearance – substations and lines
  • Liquid-filled equipment

Emergency Power Supply

  • Wiring and overcurrent protection
  • Emergency power supply, unit equipment, exit signs and unit equipment
  • Wiring and overcurrent protection
  • Emergency power supplies
  • Emergency lighting
  • Exit signs
  • Unit equipment

Questions and Answers 



Both days:

Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Finish: 4:30 p.m.



Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this training course is $799 + GST/HST.

Register and prepay 14 days before forum date and receive an early bird registration fee of $749 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $799, and get a 4th registration FREE!

Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.


CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 1.4 CEUs.

Course Locations

October 15-16 , 2019

Sawridge Inn Edmonton South

4235 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, AB

October 17-18 , 2019

Sandman Signature Vancouver Hotel & Resort

10251 ST. Edwards Drive
Richmond, BC

October 23-24 , 2019

Sandman Hotel & Suites Winnipeg Airport

1750 Sargent Ave.
Winnipeg, MB

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On-Site Training Available

We can present this CEC Training - 2018 Edition Code Changes and Fundamentals Course to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, on your premises, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. We are ready to help design this program for you. Click on the link below to request a FREE quotation.


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