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Home Electrical Wiring Training Program

A Best-Selling Training Program For the DIYer Interested in Learning More About Electrical Wiring:

The Basics of Household Wiring: The Electrical System From A to Z


What You’ll learn:

✔  Understand how electricity works, how it is generated, transmitted to, and distributed throughout your home.

✔  Wire a receptacle (regular, switched, GFCI), a switch (3 and 4-way), a light fixture, and more!

✔  Have the knowledge and skills to safely and competently complete most home electrical projects and repairs.


✔  No materials or special software required.

✔  A desire to learn, and a healthy respect for, and an interest in electricity.

✔  Basic math skills and some mechanical inclination would be an asset.


After completing this course, students will have a solid knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity and how it functions within the home, including how electricity is generated, transmitted to, transformed, and how it enters the home through the power meter, the main breaker, and the branch circuit breaker panel.

From there we cover in detail all types of receptacles, switches, and light fixtures, and how to correctly wire them.   Safe practices are covered in detail, including the use of circuit testers.  The course includes an in-depth look at rough-in wiring, and explains the role, use and importance of ground fault circuit and arc fault circuit protection.

At the end of the course the student will know how to take on most small electrical projects and repairs around the home, both safely and competently.

This course includes:

•  2 hours on-demand video
•  29 video lectures
•  13 downloadable resources
•  Full lifetime access
•  Access on mobile and TV
•  Certificate of Completion
•  An emphasis on safety practices and the proper use of testers
•  Instructions covering most home wiring projects
•  In-depth examinations of receptacles, switches, GFCIs and AFCIs
•  Explanations of more complex wiring scenarios
•  Rough-in wiring practices
•  Quizzes to test your understanding of the information
•  Valuable supplemental information
•  Full lifetime access
•  Access on mobile and TV
•  Certificate of Completion

Who this course is for:

✔  Homeowners with an interest in learning how to complete small electrical projects and repairs throughout the home.

✔  Anyone that may be looking towards a career as an electrician would also benefit from this knowledge base.

✔  Anyone with a general interest in, or curiosity of how electricity works, and how it is put in use in the home.


Pete writes:  I have completed most of the tasks in the course numerous times, but often separated by a dozen years! What a great overview and clear, simplified instruction set! Wish I’d had this years ago as it would have saved a million trial and errors, stymied and incomplete research, and paying for someone to do very simple tasks. The best part of this course is giving the student the confidence to go ahead and make his own replacements of switches, plugs and fixtures and still sleep at night!

David:  I want to learn about the basic home wiring and that is exactly what was taught in this course. Great job!

Leonard says:  The instructor has explained each step so well and is easy to follow!

And this from a fellow Electrician, Keller:  This course is exactly what I expected. The one document I felt most beneficial was the page on trade secrets. Content like that is what I was looking for in this course. As a certified electrician, I definitely feel like The Internet Electrician is a valuable resource for individuals with no prior knowledge in electrical. This is a very good course for beginners!

Course Content

Safety First:

•  Safety & Testing
•  Information Regarding the Electrical Code Rules, and Electrical Permits

The Basics of Electricity:

•  The Flow of Electricity
•  Generation, Transmission, Transformers

The Distribution Panel:

•  The Meter and Main Breaker
•  Branch Circuit Breakers, Neutral Buss Bar, Grounding and Bonding

Breakers Explained:

•  Branch Circuit Breakers and Resetting a Tripped Breaker

Wires and Cable:

•  Wire Colors
•  Cable Types, Number of Conductors, Sizes, Jacket Colors
•  Breakers and How They Protect Cables and Wires

Electrical Theory:

•  Amps, Volts and Watts
•  The Safe Capacity of a Circuit

Rough Wiring:

•  Planning and Guidelines
•  Pulling Cable, Stapling and Drilling Holes
•  Electrical Outlet Boxes, Installing Cables, Removing Sheath and Stripping Wires

Electrical Outlets, Receptacles:

•  Receptacles, Terminals, Tabs and Various Wiring Methods
•  Preparation for Cable and Wire Termination
•  Testing for the Presence of Voltage
•  Wiring a “Middle of the Run” Receptacle, Two Methods, Device Box Grounding
•  Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Receptacles

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Breakers:

•  Arc Fault Breakers Explained

Electrical Outlets, Switches:

•  Single Pole Switches
•  Three Way Switches (3-Way)
•  Four Way Switches (4-Way)

Electrical Outlets, Switched Receptacle:

•  Wiring Switched Receptacles

Light Fixtures:

•  Wiring a Light Fixture

Supplemental Information:

•  Electrical Tape


•  Wrap Up
•  Q & A


The Basics of Household Wiring DVD

"If you're looking for a good reference to help you understand simple home wiring, I personally recommend 'The Basics of Household Wiring' DVD".

Terry Peterman, the Internet Electrician
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