My company always does the update at the beginning of the code cycle. It makes more sense that way.
We actually just did it this weekend. My boss has a company come to the shop and do it. We wasted the whole weekend there, but at least we don't have to pay for the class and we get a couple free lunches out of the deal.:thumbsup:
I just wish they could modify the class to the group they are teaching. We don't do residential work (other than a few guys that do side work) yet 90% of the info covered was residential related. The instructors are the same guys come here every 3 years. They know we do commercial/industrial, lets go over the changes that affect us. I could care less about the new gfci or afci requirements in dwelling units. Let's talk about stuff that we're going to actually have to know.
The good part is that this class is over and it covers MA, RI, VT, &NH. It would be nice if CT would get on board but they still insist on making us sit through their own 4hr class every year. That class is in a couple of weeks. We get to sit there and discuss the 2005 NEC again.