Classes in the Charlotte Metro Area in North Carolina

Tim WalkerAbout Tim Walker, Our Instructor

Tim Walker is a 30 year veteran of the North Carolina Charlotte Mecklenburg County Inspection Department. He has worked in Charlottes’ city high-rise section most of that time. Tim and his wife Mary enjoy traveling since his retirement. They are now enjoying their grandson (Bradley) and have slowed down just a bit.

Tim was also a Naval Reservist for 25 years; a Huey air crewman, a crew chief, doorgunner and SAR wet crewman (Retired). The squadron was HAL-4 the REDWOLFS.

Tim has taught classes at CPCC (Central Piedmont Community College) since 1981. He also taught classes for homeowners on how to wire their own homes. This class was also used for ‘green’ electrical helpers. He has also taught second and fourth year apprenticeship classes and code seminars for electricians taking their state exams. He has been certified by North Carolina Department of Insurance to teach classes for Electrical Inspectors and by North Carolina State Electrical Board to instruct continuing education for state contractors. We are proud to have Tim as an instructor for our continuing education classes.

Class Location

All classes are held at:

Carolina Electrical Contractors Association Offices

9715 Northeast Parkway, Suite 300
Matthews, NC 28105

View location and directions →

The CECA office opens at 8:15 am, and classes start at 8:30 am.

Class Information

Instructor: Tim Walker, Retired Mecklenburg County Electrical Inspector

Time: This class starts at 8:30 and goes to 4:00 and is 8 hrs of your Continuing Educational Hours.

Course Name: Contractor Review – Major Changes to the 2020 NEC will be discussed within the class with emphasis on the things that inspectors are looking for, including pitfalls for the contractor, and issues created by the design professional.

To Register: Use the button below to register online.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registering, call the CECA Office at 704-365-4016.

If you need less than 8 hours of class time, please contact the CECA office at 704-365-4016 and we can work out something that will be more accommodating to you.

Upcoming Class Dates- Registration Includes a Hot Lunch of your choosing (Choice of Meat & Two Veggies), or Burgers and Sandwiches from a local restaurant


  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – 8 Hour Class- 4 Seats still available – Walk-ins welcome
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 8 Hour Class
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – 8 Hour Class
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – 8 Hour Class
  • More Dates to come

Additional Information

The NC Electrical Board requires licensees to complete 8 hours of continuing education for license renewal each year, four of those hours must be obtained from a classroom setting. NC licensees can bank up to 3 years worth of continuing education hours at any time.

The NEC test for Virginia meets the requirements of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The test for VA is good for 3 credit hours, which satisfies the Virginia requirement of 3 credit hours during the two year term of the license. Hours can not be banked for Virginia licensing.  CECA Continuing Education Class also meets the requirements of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for the Commonwealth of Virginia for licensing purposes.

CECA Continuing Education Class is also approved by the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board for 8 hours of Continuing Education Credit.

What are the continuing education requirements for the NCBEEC (North Carolina Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors)?

While the requirement is still that each licensee must have 8 hours of continuing education, starting in July 1 2008 the annual requirement is that 4 of the hours must be obtained from a classroom setting and the other 4 hours may be obtained by several means including tests (online and paper form). Contractors may bank up to 3 years worth of continuing education credit any time.

CECA presently offers testing in paper form and online form →

CECA also offers additional free classroom sessions to CECA Members. If you are interested in membership please either contact the CECA office or learn more about membership and view our membership application →