National Electrical Code® Program Details

Penn Foster Career School’s National Electrical Code® Certificate program provides a comprehensive overview of the purpose, structure, and technical language of the National Electrical Code.® Your course, which includes the National Electrical Code® and Electrical Systems Based on the NEC® textbooks, covers information that is foundational to understanding the code and electrical safety.

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

Penn Foster’s National Electrical Code® Certificate Program provides a comprehensive overview of the purpose, structure, and technical language of the National Electrical Code®.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Identify how to apply and comply with the National Electrical Code®

Succeed by learning how to use your Penn Foster program.


  • Understand how to use your Student Portal
  • Access the Penn Foster Community and use it to find answers
  • Connect with Penn Foster on various social media sites


  • Describe how to use the NEC to find wiring codes for residential applications
  • Summarize the NEC codes regarding load calculations, electrical service, and conductors
  • Explain the NEC Articles pertaining to grounding, bonding, wiring, and raceways
  • Summarize the NEC codes related to equipment, including switching devices, panelboards, fixtures, and appliances
  • Summarize the NEC codes covering commercial and industrial installations
  • Determine whether various electrical scenarios comply with the National Electrical Code®
Additional Course Materials


  • National Electrical Code®
  • Electrical Systems Based on the NEC®

Additional Details

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this Program. Click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.
Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements.

Penn Foster Career School Accreditation & Licensing Details

Penn Foster has been accredited for over 50 years. Penn Foster Career School has been thoroughly reviewed and has earned several important accreditations, certifications, and licensing. Most importantly, Penn Foster Career School is both regionally and nationally accredited.

Short Lessons
Easy-to-Access Lessons
Each lesson is broken into short chapters that allow you to fit learning into whatever time you have available. Don’t have time to finish a lesson? Not a problem - pick up where you left off next time!
Digital Flashcards
Digital Flashcards
A fun and interactive way to test your knowledge before your exams. Find out what information you've mastered, and what material needs additional review.
Sample National Electrical Code Lesson

Sample National Electrical Code® Lesson

Penn Foster courses are written in a way that is easy to understand, and materials are broken down into manageable lessons. Take a look at what a National Electrical Code® course would look like.
Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need access to high-speed internet to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 10® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running macOS® or later, and an email account to complete this program.
We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.
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