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Electrical Trainee Continuing Education

Washington State Requirements for Trainees:
  •     48 Hours in BCE Category
  •     Classroom education only, (Code, Theory, WAC)
  •     Renewal every 2 years
  •     No online or correspondence  courses allowed
Classroom CEU Preparation for Exam Series:

This series of classes, including WAC/RCW for Trainees, Electrical Theory/Math, and all five Intro to NEC courses listed below, is certified for individual 8-hour sessions. Students will learn exam taking techniques, guidelines for taking the Washington State Electrician Exams, including what to take into the exam.  Specifics relating to their individual exams (# of questions and source locations) are discussed.  Handouts of approximately 100 questions for each class provide additional practice, and each course finishes with a 30 question test.  These courses are fast-paced, include several hours of instruction and discussion.

WAC/RCW for Trainees WA2017-499 $125

Certified for 8 Hours in the BCE category (trainee CEU), this course introduces the trainee to the WAC/RCW, July 2017 edition.  The course covers the installation rules, inspection requirements, permitting, administration rules–including certification/licensing, exams, administrator requirements and duties, supervision for specialty/trainee requirements, company rules/requirements, continuing education, Washington State Electrical Department rule development, policies, enforcement, and much more. Each electrician, including specialties, takes a timed, one-hour exam on WAC/RCW.  Printed copies are available for purchase in the classroom, or you may print out a copy from LNI’s website–click HERE to go to that page.
Electrical Theory / Math WA2016-168 $125
Certified for 8 Hours in the BCE category (trainee CEU), this course is also recommended for Journey/Specialty/Admin level certification holders.  The course covers resistors in series/parallel, Ohm’s Law, metric/US inch-pound conversion, BTU/Wattage formulas, atomic theory, magnetism, conductivity, voltage sources and generation, inductance, capacitance, impedance, and voltage drop.  Good for anyone looking for an introduction to the formulas, and for those that need a refresher.  This course uses Ferm’s Formulas, Calculations, and Information (r) as the text, which is available for purchase at the classroom for $20.  Ferm’s may be used in the exam, and contains formulas that are useful in calculation questions on the Washington State Electrician Exams.
Introduction to 2017 NEC Part A WA2017-027 $125
Certified for 8 Hours in BCE category (trainee CEU), this course begins the process of familiarizing the student with the National Electrical Code.  The 2017 NEC is the current version, used in the Washington State Exam.  This section covers the articles 90 through 230.  Instruction and discussion for 6 hours, including handouts of practice questions, slides that help with the discussion, and a 30 question exam at the end.  This course is best taken before Introduction to 2017 NEC Parts B, C, D or E.
Introduction to 2017 NEC Part B WA2017-028 $125
Certified for 8 Hours in BCE category (trainee CEU), this course continues the process of familiarizing the student with the National Electrical Code.  The 2017 NEC is the current version, used in the Washington State Exam.  This section covers the Article 240 thru Article 398.  Instruction and discussion for 6 hours, including handouts of practice questions, slides that help with the discussion, and a 30 question exam at the end.  This course is best taken after Introduction to 2017 NEC Part A, and before Introduction to 2017 NEC Parts C, D and E.
Introduction to 2017 NEC Part C WA2017-040 $125
Certified for 8 Hours in BCE category (trainee CEU), this course continues the process of familiarizing the student with the National Electrical Code.  The 2017 NEC is the current version, used in the Washington State Exam.  This section covers the Article 400 thru Article 516.  Instruction and discussion for 6 hours, including handouts of practice questions, slides that help with the discussion, and a 30 question exam at the end.  This course is best taken after Introduction to 2017 NEC Parts A and B, and before Introduction to 2017 NEC Part D and E.
Introduction to 2017 NEC Part D WA2017-041 $125
Certified for 8 Hours in BCE category (trainee CEU), this course continues the process of familiarizing the student with the National Electrical Code.  The 2017 NEC is the current version, used in the Washington State Exam.  This section covers Article 517 through Article 695.  Instruction and discussion for 6 hours, including handouts of practice questions, slides that help with the discussion, and a 30 question exam at the end.  This course is best taken after Introduction to 2017 NEC Parts A, B, and C.
Introduction to 2017 NEC Part E WA2017-042 $125
Certified for 8 Hours in BCE category (trainee CEU), this course continues the process of familiarizing the student with the National Electrical Code.  The 2017 NEC is the current version, used in the Washington State Exam.  This section covers Article 700 through Article 840 and Chapter 9.  Instruction and discussion for 6 hours, including handouts of practice questions, slides that help with the discussion, and a 30 question exam at the end.  This course is best taken after Introduction to 2017 NEC Parts A, B, C and D.

Electrical Journey/Specialty/Admin Level Continuing Education

Washington State Requirements for Admins, Journey Level, and Specialty Electricians:
  •         8 Hours NEC Code
  •         4 Hours WAC/RCW
  •         16 Hours of any category (Code, WAC, or Industry Related)
  •         Renewal every 3 years
 Classroom Education:
2017 NEC Code Update for Journey WA2017-156 $125
Certified for 8 Hours in the Code Category, applicable to Administrators/Journey/Specialty Level technicians.  This course covers the major changes from the revisions as the National Electrical Code migrates from the 2014 edition to the 2017 edition.  Over 100 changes are highlighted in the presentation covering Article 90 through Article 517.  Students need to bring their own copy of the 2017 NEC to class, available at NFPA.org, online booksellers, large bookstores, and college textbook bookstores wherever engineering or electrical classes are presented.

70E Arc Fault Electrical Safety for Journey WA2016-542 $125

Certified for 8 Hours in Industry Related category for Administrators/Journey/Specialty Level technicians, this course is based upon the 2015 version of the NFPA 70E Electrical Workplace Safety Code.  This course covers all required topics related to electrical safety in the workplace, and is designed so that beginners and experienced personnel examine the fundamentals of:

  1. Governing Laws
  2. Personal Protective Equipment
  3. Electrical Shock and the Human Body
  4. Energized Electrical Work
  5. Arc Flash / Arc Blast
  6. Incident Energy / Flash Hazard Analysis
  7. Cost of Compliance / Cost of Non-Compliance
  8. Shock Protection Boundary
  9. Arc Protection Boundary
  10. Energized Electrical Work Permit
  11. Lock-Out-Tag-Out
  12. Electrical Job Briefing
  13. Batteries and Battery Rooms
  14. Portable Powered Tools

WAC/RCW for Journey WA2017-500 $125

Certified for 8 Hours in the WAC/RCW category for Administrators/Journey/Specialty Level technicians, this course covers the entire WAC/RCW, July 2017 edition. The course covers the installation rules, inspection requirements, permitting, administrative rules–including certification/licensing, exams, administrator requirements and duties, supervision for specialty/trainee requirements, company rules/requirements, continuing education, Washington State Electrical Department rule development, policies, enforcement, and more.  Major revisions occur every three years, with changes to many areas–impacting work policies that could result in administrative fines if not complied with.  Stay up to date with this course.  Printed copies of the WAC/RCW 2014 are available for purchase in the classroom, or you may print out a copy from LNI’s website–click HERE to go to that page.

Electrical Theory / Math WA2016-168 $125

Certified for 8 Hours in the Industry Related category, applicable to Administrators/Journey/Specialty Level technicians.  This course covers basic electrical theory, resistors in series/parallel, Ohm’s Law, metric/US inch-pound conversion, BTU/Wattage formulas, atomic theory, magnetism, conductivity, voltage sources, generation, inductance, capacitance, impedance, and voltage drop.  This course is a great refresher on the basics, calculations, and theory.  Stay sharp on the calculations, take it with your trainees to help guide their development. This course uses Ferm’s Formula’s, Calculations, and Information (r) as the text, which is available for purchase at the classroom for $20.  The text makes an excellent desk reference for the job, and provides the necessary calculations in a clear, clean, and easy to understand format.

 Refrigeration Courses
In-Classroom Seattle Refrigeration Operator Prep for Exam $125
The Seattle Refrigeration Operator Prep for Exam class prepares students in a single 8-hour session for taking the challenging exam from the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development.  The Seattle Refrigeration Operator License is a requirement for those operating refrigeration/air-conditioning equipment within the City limits, where the equipment is larger than 50lbs of refrigerant charge.  This includes refrigeration technicians, maintenance mechanics, and building engineers with responsibility for equipment at their owned or operated properties.
EPA Universal Technician (Section 608) Certification $200
Refrigeration workers and handlers need to be certified by the EPA to comply with the Federal Clean Air Act of 1990.  This can be accomplished by passing an examination covering refrigerant theory, refrigeration machine operation, recovery procedures, transportation procedures, reclaim and recycling of refrigerants, evacuation and repair procedures, and other technical information about the laws/rules/processes of working with refrigerant.  This course is designed to prepare the students in a single 8-hour course to take the EPA exam, which will be given at the end of the course by an approved test proctor.  Exams are mailed to the certification agent, and results are available within 7 days to the student.
Boiler Refresher Course (Seattle Licensed Operators)
In-Classroom Boiler Refresher Course $125
Approved by Seattle and Tacoma as the required Boiler Refresher, due once every 5 years for all licensed Boiler Operators that carry City of Seattle and City of Tacoma Boiler Licenses.  This course covers: Safety, Operation, New Technology, Current Events, and Boiler Code.  See the calendar for dates. All materials are included.  Students receive a course completion certificate to be used as evidence of successful completion of the class for renewal purposes, and course attendance will be submitted to City of Seattle on behalf of the student.  Students must attend the entire session and pass a short exam at the end to receive credit.
**Tacoma License holders: We cannot provide classes to holders of Grade 1 Tacoma Boiler.