2017 NEC Significant Changes: What ECs Need to Know

Session Type:

Pre Convention Workshop


Washington State Convention Center

Room Number: 305

Available Dates & Times


Separate Registration Required and a Registration fee of $200

Every three years, the National Electrical Code (NEC), the most widely recognized electrical standard in the world, is updated to reflect the newest installation practices used by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of changes. This course provides an authoritative and thorough review of the most significant changes in the 2017 NEC, including new articles and revisions that contractors and installers alike must understand. Attendees will receive a 2017 NEC Significant Changes textbook, authored by the presenters.


  • Michael Johnston

    Michael Johnston is NECA’s executive director of standards and safety. Mike holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He served on NEC CMP-5 in the 2002, 2005, and chair of CMP-5 representing NECA for the 2011 NEC cycle. Mike is the Chairman of the NEC Correlating Committee. Among his responsibilities for managing the codes, standards, and safety functions for NECA, Mike is secretary of the NECA Codes and Standards Committee. Johnston is a member of the IBEW and is an active member of ANSI, IAEI, NFPA, ASSE, the NFPA Electrical Section, the UL Electrical Council, and National Safety Council.

  • James Dollard

    Jim Dollard is Safety Coordinator for the Philadelphia Electrical JATC. He is a master OSHA 500 Instructor and works closely with the Penn-Del-Jersey NECA Chapter towards safe working conditions on all jobs. As a member of the NEC, TCC, CMP-10, CMP-13, NFPA 70E, NFPA 90A and the UL Electrical Council, Jim plays a significant role in the development electrical standards. Jim is the author of the NJATC Codeology textbook, the 2008 NJATC NEC Significant Changes and Co-author of the 2011 NJATC NEC Significant Changes. His excellent presentation skills, knowledge of the electrical industry, extensive background in the electrical construction field, involvement in electrical safety and codes/standards allow Jim to make the most complex requirements easy to understand and apply