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AFCI Basics Training Course


This two-hour course will help electrical system installers complete the trouble-free installation of Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter (AFCI) circuit breakers.  It also describes what they should do in the unlikely event that unwanted tripping should occur. Proper installation will result in fewer electrical fires started as a result of low level arcing, contributing to greater safety for those who live in the homes that have AFCI circuit breakers installed in them.  It will also reduce call-backs, resulting in more satisfied homeowners.

This course is intended for anyone who installs electrical systems in residences, whether they are single, multifamily or apartment buildings—in other words, anywhere the use of AFCI circuit breakers are required by the National Electrical Code.



  • Product knowledge
  • Code requirements
  • Wire routing and installation
  • How to install an AFCI circuit breaker
  • How to install wiring devices and hard wired equipment
  • Perform a final system test
  • How to troubleshoot
  • Installing AFCIs in existing homes
  • Success stories and additional resources


  • Describe the importance and benefits of AFCIs
  • Define an AFCI and be able to identify the types and current ratings
  • List the NEC requirements for AFCIs
  • Explain how to properly install wire
  • Explain how to install an AFCI circuit breaker
  • Explain how to properly terminate wires and install wiring devices
  • Describe how to perform a final system test
  • Identify and correct unwanted tripping
  • Describe code requirements for existing homes and precautions to take
  • List additional resources for AFCI information

Learning objectives will be measured by:

  • Quiz

CEU’s Awarded:

  • N/A

Target Audience

  • Installers of electrical systems in residences (single family, multifamily or apartment buildings)
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Time Requirement


Web-Based 2 hours

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