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Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems Home Study Course (24 hour course)

This course is recommended for certified Journeymen who want to earn continuing education hours to maintain their Journeyman certification, or for Electrician Trainees who have completed Get Wired! 100, 200, and 300 series. This course is NOT recommended for ETs who have not taken the first three years of Get Wired! Courses.


This 24-hour course is based on the 2017 edition of Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems textbook and DVDs. Mike Holt’s presentation style is informative, practical, useful, informal, and applicable. The textbook contains hundreds of full-color illustrations to help the student see the safety requirements of the National Electrical Code in practical use, as they apply to today’s electrical installations. Students are tested with a final exam and must pass with an average score of 70% or better in order to receive credit.

The Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems Home Study Course addresses possible conflicts or confusing NEC requirements, contains tips on proper electrical installations, and warnings of dangers related to improper electrical installations. Mike can’t eliminate confusing, conflicting, or controversial Code requirements, but he puts them into sharper focus to help the student understand their intended purposes. In addition to covering Article 690 of the 2017 NEC, Mike covers the installation of electric power production sources operating in parallel with a primary source(s) of electricity. The student will learn how to cross reference the Code requirements to understand how they relate to one another.

Topics covered in this course are based on the requirements in the 2017 Edition of the National Electric Code (NEC), a copy of which is required when taking this course. You may utilize one of the suggested resources in the textbook list located in the forms and resources section of the WECA website or any other sources to order the NEC.

Tuition for the course includes “Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, based on the 2017 NEC” textbook and DVDs.

To receive credit for this course you must:
  • Complete this course within 90 days.
  • Complete the exam and attain a grade of 70%.
  • Mail, email, fax or hand deliver your bubble sheet to WECA for grading. WECA will process the exam within two business days.

You will not be notified when your self-paced course is about to expire, and it is your responsibility to keep track of your course expiration/due date. The course tuition is not refundable or transferable.

  • Total class hours available: 24
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $299 per person

Please be advised: Course materials are mailed by USPS priority mail.

Note: Please call the office for availability if purchasing more than five instances of this DVD course at once.

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