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This is a good requirement.
Why not get the update done at the beginning of the code cycle?
It never made any sense to me when guys would wait until the end of a code cycle to come up to date with the code they have been using for the last three years..
MA should adopt the same rule.
 

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True dat

think of the notification /window of opportunity for those ceu's to occur here



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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.:rolleyes:
 

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My Q would be, what about those of us who just recerted via the '11?

That costs $270 for 3 yrs in NH

Are there additional fees towards the end of '14, or just present the '14 ceu's ?

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EBFD6 said:
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.:rolleyes:
I'd guess its because 90% of the changes deal with resi or solar. The licensing boards don't care what work your doing, they just want you to take the updates.
 

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CS, I think all you need to do is show up for the class and they submit your hours. I don't think its any different. The only thing they want done is to have people get class over with sooner and the 14 will be in use in Jan 15 instead of the usual Jun of this year.
 

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Well i don't have an issue getting my ceu's nrp3

I do have an issue being recerted for 3 years via the '11, and finding out it's only good for 11 months now.

Did the state issue any sort of memo to the home team there?

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My memory isn't that great, but I'd like to say we've discussed it at our contractors meetings maybe as far back as a few months. Not sure when they made the official decision. They just wanted to get people to get it over with sooner because lots were waiting till the end for a code cycle they'd been on for two + years already. Not that I get all giddy over taking them, but I usually get it out of the way early. I went with Hilbert this time and he teaches a decent class. I think your stuck getting it over with.
 

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This is a good requirement.
Why not get the update done at the beginning of the code cycle?
It never made any sense to me when guys would wait until the end of a code cycle to come up to date with the code they have been using for the last three years..
MA should adopt the same rule.
That makes too much sense. So it will never happen. $$$
 
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