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2023 NEC 15 Hour Update

Now Available

Providing Education Excellence and Electrical Engineering in Maine since 1995

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2023 15 Hour NEC® Update



2023 45 Hour NEC®

Online - $99
Correspondence - $120

Other Offerings 


- Master Journeyman

- Low Energy

- House Wiring


Individual Courses


The Goal of Novel Engineering’s school offering technical training is to provide high quality training for electricians, electrical technicians, and electrical engineers through distance and online learning. Novel Engineering endeavors to deliver high-value training programs suitable for the licensing of electricians, and continuing education for electricians, contractors, and engineers that is academically sound, readily available, and reasonably priced. We will be happy to customize a program to fit the student's particular needs.



Novel Engineering – Technical Training is licensed by the Maine Department of education under Private Business, Trade or Technical School – Correspondence School, in accordance with Title 20-A, MRSA Chapter 323, Sections 9501-9508.


The school’s training programs and individual courses are approved by the Maine Electricians’ Examining Board, satisfying Board educational requirements to sit for electrician’s license exams in Maine.


Novel Engineering   Established


Books written on Code Revisions


Years experience as a State Electrical Inspector

Curriculum author and Principal Instructor - biography

Patrick S. Ouillette, P.E.


Patrick S. Ouillette is a certified teacher by the Maine Department of Education in the areas of electricity and electronics, and has served as an adjunct faculty member for the Maine Community College System, working as a National Electrical Code® instructor. He has conducted NEC® training for major industries in Maine, such as Bath Iron Works (shipbuilders for the U.S. Navy) and Maine Yankee Atomic Power. Mr. Ouillette has broad electrical experience, having been involved in the design, installation, and inspection of industrial, commercial, and residential electrical systems.


Mr. Ouillette has been employed in the position of State Electrical Inspector for the Maine Electricians’ Examining Board for 15 years, including 7 years as the Senior State Electrical Inspector. He has also owned and operated an engineering consulting business, Novel Engineering, since 1995. He has authored several texts concerned with changes in the NEC® beginning with Revisions for the 1996 National Electrical Code®.


Mr. Ouillette is the author of Significant Changes of the 2008 National Electrical Code® and Significant Changes of the 2011 National Electrical Code®, published by American Technical Publishers, Inc.


Mr. Ouillette holds a BS degree in Applied Science and Technology from Thomas A. Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey and has been registered as a Professional Engineer in Maine since 1995, having tested in the electrical engineering discipline. He has held a Maine Master Electrician’s license since 1973.





Novel Engineering provides a broad range of electrical engineering, consulting, and other engineering services. For electrical systems designs, we can often save the owner more than the cost of our services through efficient, novel designs, and by ensuring that a project is not over designed.


Engineering Services

* Electrical service and distribution systems for industrial, commercial, and residential

* Motor and control systems

* Generator systems

* Building power and lighting design and specification

* Outdoor parking lot lighting

* Expert witness testimony

* Electrical inspections of buildings for electrical code compliance

* Electrical testing for earth resistance, cable insulation resistance, and lighting levels




Reach Novel Engineering by phone, e-mail or use the following form:

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Head Office

449 Washington Street

Camden, Maine

Tel: 207-236-0032

Fax: 207-236-0039

"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” -John 8:12

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