2021 Canadian Electrical Code Essentials
This online, self-guided course is designed to help electrical professionals understand and apply the requirements of CSA C22.1:21, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I for designing, planning, installing, inspecting, or maintaining electrical work and electrical equipment in occupancies.
Included in this course:
- Sections 0-16 and 26, which are the general sections of the Code
- Sections 26-32 and 46
With a focus on new installation and renovation projects, this course explores practical Code concepts through scenarios, interactive activities, and real-world examples for buildings, structures and premises within the Code’s Scope. Adhering to Code requirements helps to create and maintain a safe working environment for people and places, during installation, when in use, and for maintenance.
Completed online, you can take between 15 minutes or 16 hours of training at any time. Only learn about topics you need for your job. The modules vary in length, from 15 to 60 minutes. Each include a quiz, with an unlimited number of attempts, to test your knowledge and understanding of the course’s subject. After completing each module and passing the quiz, you earn a Certificate of Completion.
This training is developed with input from a broad cross-section of electrical industry experts and with cooperation from all provinces, territories and several key jurisdictions across Canada.
Jurisdictions across Canada adopt the Code as a model code for regulation either in its entirety or with provincial or territorial interpretations. The Code is an integral part of the Canadian Electrical Safety System.
At the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Locate definitions in, restate the Objective of, and, recognize the overall Scope of the Code as they apply to electrical work and electrical equipment in specific electrical installations.
- Explain requirements to create and maintain a safe working environment during an electrical installation.
- Summarize how to determine that electrical equipment and devices to be installed are approved as suitable for use and marked accordingly.
- Explain requirements for conductors for using wire and cable, flexible cord, equipment wire, and portable power cable.
- Calculate the correct size for conductors using the Tables of the Code.
- Describe general requirements for services, service equipment, and metering equipment to assure the integrity of the consumer's electrical installation and the safety of those who operate and maintain it.
- Identify the requirements specifying ratings for electrical equipment supplying various types of circuit loads and demand factors for consumer services, feeders and branch circuits.
- Identify the requirements for grounding, bonding and equipotential bonding to lessen the possibility and severity of electric shock and to prevent damage to property during a fault event.
- Describe the wiring methods for installing the following kinds of electrical equipment – conductors, raceways, and cablebus.
- Describe the requirements for using and installing protective devices and control devices.
- Describe the types and specific requirements of Class 1 and Class 2 circuits.
- Describe the requirements for the installation of general electrical equipment such as circuits, capacitors and transformers.
- Identify the appropriate installation, wiring methods for conductors, and control of electric motors and generators.
- Identify the support requirements for Installation of lighting equipment.
- Describe installation requirements of electrical local fire alarm systems, permanently connected smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire pumps.
- Describe requirements for installation, operation and maintenance of emergency power supply and unit equipment.
- Construction electricians
- Estimators, inspectors & regulatory officers
- Electrical contractors (Installation)
- Construction installers, servicers & renovation managers
- Any professional working in the electrical construction industry (electrical engineers, electrical mechanics, managers, etc.)
Estimated Completion Time
10 hours (90-day course access)
Learn More About the Canadian Electrical Code
Developed with input from a broad cross-section of electrical industry experts and with cooperation from all provinces, territories and several key jurisdictions across Canada, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I is an integral part of the Canadian Electrical Safety System. Jurisdictions across Canada adopt the code as a model code for regulation, as is or with provincial or territorial interpretations.
Why Get Your Training From CSA Group?
You'll be guided through a comprehensive program of study that has been developed by a team of industry professionals, many of whom had direct involvement in the development of the Canadian Electrical Code and relevant standards.
You'll gain in-depth knowledge of key changes to the latest edition of the CE Code, Part I, and get answers to your specific questions from an experienced instructor.
CSA Group provides a wide range of Electrical Training with dates and locations from coast to coast; customized training can also be provided onsite at your place of business.
CSA C22.1:21, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I
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