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2021 Canadian Electrical Code Essentials for Ontarians
Available to Ontario Residents Only
Individual registration is recommended. Please direct participants within your organization to register for the courses of interest individually.
CSA Group, in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), is providing access to complimentary elearning to Ontario residents to reduce the burden of compliance and assist with economic recovery.
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.
- Explain the electrical installations to which the Code does and does not apply (Section 0).
- Recognize the General Rules for approved equipment, markings, permits, and safety (Section 2).
- Calculate the correct sizing of conductors using the Tables referenced in Section 4.
- Outline Section 6 requirements that help ensure integrity of the consumer’s electrical installation and the safety of those involved in its operation and maintenance.
- Review how demand factors (for sizing conductors and overcurrent protection devices) are used to reduce the total connected load value of the combined downstream equipment (Section 8).
- Differentiate between grounding and bonding, requirements for installations, and safety factors to help reduce the risk of electrical shock (Section 10).
- Locate Section 12 wiring methods based on building construction, location, and condition of use.
- List the types of protection and control permitted by Section 14 for electrical installations.
- Recognize Class 1 and Class 2 installation requirements (Section 16).
- Describe installation requirements based on the electrical equipment being installed (Section 26).
- Explain the specific requirements of Section 28 for the installation, protection, and control of motors and generators.
- Outline the requirements of Section 30 for lighting installations and wiring based on dwelling, location and lighting type.
- Give examples of requirements for fire alarm systems, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and fire pumps installations (Section 32).
- Explain when emergency power and systems are required and their installation and wiring requirements (Section 42).
Target Audience (Ontario Residents Only)
- Electrical trade journeypersons and apprentices
Estimated Completion Time
10 hours (90-day course access)
* Complimentary access is only available to residents of Ontario. Participants must register for courses by March 30, 2022. Courses may be accessed for 90 days after registration.
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 relevant standards.
You'll gain in-depth knowledge of key changes to the latest edition of the standard and get answers to your specific questions from an experienced instructor.
CSA Group provides a wide range of 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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