CompEx ExF Foundation NEC 500 Course

Course Overview

The CompEx ExF Foundation NEC 500 Course is part of the training and certification for personnel who work on equipment for use in potentially explosive environments. The training is designed to provide companies a method to raise hazardous area awareness for their employees, with an internationally recognized competency certificate. 

For this reason, assessment of the knowledge delivered in the course will be an essential part of the training.

This course includes:

  • NEC 500 code of practice
  • API RPI 500 for Area Classification
  • API RP 14 F for class and division electrical equipment
  • Hazardous Location Requirements
  • Ignition sources of gas and dust
  • Intro to Area Classification
  • Equipment for use in explosive atmospheres
  • Types of protection
  • Markings

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the CompEx ExF Foundation course the student will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Basic understanding of NEC 500 – Class & Division
  • Understand the need for additional protections in HAZLOC’s
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of equipment markings
  • Understand activities that are and are not allowed in these areas/this type of environment

Learning Techniques

In order to provide the highest quality training experience, this course will consist of the following instructional elements

  • Instructor-led presentation – The core elements of skill will be presented and demonstrated in a classroom environment
  • Final exam – The final exam will be administered via an online service.
  • Documentation – The client and student will receive an attendance certificate from ATEC. Upon successfully passing the JTL exam, the attendee receives a certificate that is valid for 5 years
 More Details

Course number: AH / AS / AD-CMP-100

Target audience:
Entry Level (new to Ex and Hazardous Locations)

Houston, Singapore, Dubai

2 Days, 8am to 4pm


Certification issued:
Upon successful completion of module, Certification issued by JTL. Valid for 5 years

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EUTEX International is the leading electrical supplier of hazardous area products and services around the globe!

EUTEX is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company that provides hazardous area electrical products including cables, glands, and accessories. The company holds IECEx service facility status which allows our staff to provide hazardous area inspection and maintenance services along with staff training and assembly certification to ensure safe operations in potentially explosive environments.

Working in potentially explosive areas involves multiple risks, so minimizing those risks for the staff and assets is our highest priority.

We have been serving the energy industry since 1998 consistently working towards a safer work environment. EUTEX has built an extensive global footprint by supporting customers who really care about safety by making sure the products and services are a good fit for their purpose and compliant with international and local standards.

To date, EUTEX has registered offices and training centers in Australia, Canada, India, Myanmar, Scotland, Singapore, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates to better serve our global clientele.



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