Basic Principles of Electricity

Course Description

This 8-hour course provides participants with a baseline knowledge as to how electricity is produced. It begins with your basic electrical theory covering atomic structure, bonds, electron pairing, law of electrical charges, and sources of energy. Participants will also learn in depth about magnetism, electromagnetic inductance, AC versus DC, transformer theory, motor/generator theory, and a few applicable laws; such as, Faraday’s Law of Induction, Lenz’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, and of course, Ohm’s Law. Lastly, there will be a plethora of calculation examples to end the class. Supplemental handouts included in cost of course.

Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved by Washington State L&I for:

  • Electrical Trainees
    • 8 hours Basic Classroom Training
    • Course # WA2023-143
  • Journey-level Electricians
    • 8 hours Industry Related
    • Course # WA2023-143
  • Plumbers & Plumber Trainees
    • 8 hours Industry Related Electrical
    • Course #: WA2021-362

This course has been approved by State of Idaho Division of Building Safety for Electricians.

  • 8 hours Industry Related
  • Course #: 20-937015

Class Times

  • 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Required Books/Materials

  • 2020 NEC Code Book
  • Calculator
  • Paper
  • Pen/Pencil


Classroom Information