What Will I Learn?

  • Safety considerations in working with motor controls 
  • Code selections applicable to motor control circuits, specifically NFPA 70 sections 220, 230, 240, 250, 409, 430 and 440 
  • Calculations for control components selection and configuration 
  • Overcurrent protection considerations and conductor sizing and application 
  • Motor controls troubleshooting and maintenance and test equipment


Every three years the National Electrical Code is revised and new code changes are adopted by the States. In Idaho, each Master and Journeyman electrician must have 8 hours of continuing education and 16 hours of code update to renew their licenses. This Code Update course is designed to familiarize electricians and electrical contractors with the most important changes in the NEC through hands-on learning. 

This course will provide participants with the opportunity to design, build, test, and troubleshoot control circuits using various motor starters, signaling devices, switches, relays, timers, and other associated equipment. You will also learn the basics of variable frequency drives including wiring, configuration, and troubleshooting.

Walk Away With

  • Training that will include a hands-on demonstration of NEC application as it applies to motor controls.
  • Ugly Electrical Reference Training book, with extensive notes, to use during the course and on the job site  
  • 8 hours of code/code update through Idaho Division of Building Safety  
  • Certification of Completion provided by CSI Workforce Development and Training

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for any electrician or technician who installs or works on motor control circuits as well as the personnel who oversee these installations.

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Instructor Bio

Jake Ball

Jake has spent the past 18 years working as a technician, consultant and training instructor in various industrial fields. He has a background in food processing, petroleum, chemicals, mining, power production, and weapons. His experience in this time is diverse, ranging from doing functional check-out tests on fire and gas systems for BP in Alaska to teaching Electronics Technology in Idaho at the high school level, to implementing training programs for Newmont Gold in Africa.

Jake earned an Associate’s degree in Instrumentation and Automation from Idaho State University, where he later was an instructor in the same program. He has a B.S. in Network Design and Management, as well current master electrician licenses in many states, including Idaho, Utah, California, Oregon, Wyoming, Montana, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. He is a member of the National Fire Prevention Association and holds a Certified Electrical Safety Worker certificate. He is also approved as an instructor for NFPA NEC code courses through the state of Idaho.

In addition to his practical industrial experience Jake has training and certifications in many related fields, including Emergency Medical Technician; Allen Bradley ControlLogix Motion Control, Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Comp-TIA A+, Network+, Project+, Linux+ and Security+; Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Windows Server 2012 Administration; OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.