Arc Flash NFPA 70E and 2024 Revisions to the Code - 8 PDHs
Webinar / 11am to 7:30pm; ET / Cost: $345 Member; $395 Non-Member
August 27, 2024

NYSSPE has partnered with Sem-Train, LLC -  New York State Approved Sponsor

This course caters to Professional Engineers, Non-Licensed Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers, and other professionals who are interested in enhancing their understanding of arc flash risk in their operations or those of their clients. This course is intended to serve as an introduction, review and update on 2024 NFPA 70E based Arc Flash Standards and Requirements. The course begins with an introduction to the general arc flash phenomenon. The science behind the arc flash phenomenon is covered, coupled with discussion of potential causes for arc flash and properties of an electrical power distribution system. Insofar as the relationship between an arc flash event and the electrical power distribution system is concerned, pertinent components such as fuses and breakers, and their role in initiation and mitigation of an arc are explained. 

The value of arc flash risk analysis is covered, and recommended approach in the absence of a formal arc flash study is explained. PPE prescribed for the four (4) arc flash hazard classes, 1, 2, 3 and 4, is discussed. The three (3) approach boundaries are discussed and illustrated. Arc Flash terminology and respective definitions are reviewed. Arc Flash labelling requirements and methodology are explained. This course is designed to serve as a tool for staying abreast of arc flash requirements with highlights of revisions adopted in 2024. As such, this course can be used to satisfy the Professional Development Hour requirements set forth by most US State Boards and other licensure agencies; or simply to meet periodic employee training requirements. The audience is engaged through Q&A, classwork, and ad hoc discussions pertaining to the topic. 


Skills and knowledge of Arc Flash phenomenon. 

Who is a “Qualified Person?”

Better comprehension of the difference between Shock Hazard and Arc Flash Hazard.

Awareness and skills needed to identify the three (3) boundaries of potential Arc Flash situations.

Knowledge needed for identification and use of appropriate Arc Flash PPE.

Understanding the importance of Arc Flash Incident Energy Analysis and what they entail.

Options and alternatives when arc flash risk analyses are not immediately feasible.

Get introduced to the “category method” for assessing the PPE requirements

Why “doing nothing” and hoping an arc flash incident will not occur “on your watch” is not an option.

Get introduced to arc flash PPE and associated “do’s and don’ts.”

Importance of arc flash training for your employees 

The importance of arc flash risk analysis-based labels. 

What to do when potential arc flash incident energy exceeds the highest classification.

Participants will learn about the NFPA 70 E changes adopted in 2024.

Topics and Timetable 

Part 1:


What is NFPA 70 E and Case Study #1

List of Key Articles in NFPA 70 E 

A Closer Examination of Arc Flash and Root Causes

Arc Flash Facts and Statistics

Electrical Shock Process

NFPA 70E Implementation Executive Summary

Introduction to the NFPA 70 E 2024 Revisions

Arc Flash and Shock Hazard PPE & Arc Flash Case Study #2

 PPE Protects - Arc Flash Case Study # 3


Part 2:


Introduction to Some Key Articles in NFPA 70 E 

Fault Current and Short Circuit Protection Related Arc Flash Risk

Arc Flash Case Study # 4 - Role of Protective Devices

Role of NFPA 70E, NEC and OSHA - Evolution of NFPA 70 E

Limits of Approach

NFPA 70E Implementation and Strategy

Arc Flash Labels

Arc Flash – Path Forward and Arc Flash Risk Mitigation Equipment 

Speaker: Bobby Rauf, PE, MBA, NSPE Member

Professor Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate Engineering, Science, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars and workshops. Prof. Rauf is registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the States of Virginia, North Carolina, and Wyoming, a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Ergonomist. 

Prof. Rauf was inducted as "Legend in Energy" by AEE, in 2014.  He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books, and professional Development courses.  He holds patents in process controls technology.