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Adoption of 2014 edition of National Electrical Code®

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The 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code® was issued by the NFPA Standards Council on August 1, 2013. The effective date, which is the date that it replaces the prior (2011 edition) in the NFPA family of codes and standards, was August 21, 2013.  As of that date, the 2014 NEC became officially available for adoption by federal, state, county, and municipal governmental entities.

To date, 26 states have commenced their respective process to update the statute or administrative rule through which the NEC is adopted to reference the 2014 edition. The 2014 Massachusetts Electrical Code (based on the 2014 NEC) became effective on January 1, 2014. In a couple of states, the update is from the 2008 to the 2014 edition. If you have a question on the status of NEC adoption in any state, please contact your NFPA Regional Electrical Code Specialist.

Following is a list of states, with links to the board or agency responsible for promulgating the NEC, currently in the process of adopting the 2014 NEC.

 State  Projected Effective Date
Alabama June 2014 (for the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board for testing purposes only) 
Alaska TBD
Arkansas TBD
Colorado July 1, 2014 
Georgia January 1, 2015 
Idaho  July 1, 2014 
Iowa  January 1, 2015 
Kentucky  July 1, 2014 
Maine  July 1, 2014 
Massachusetts  In effect as of January 1, 2014 
Michigan  To be determined 
Minnesota  July 1, 2014 
Montana  September 1, 2014 
Nebraska  July 15, 2014 
New Hampshire  January 1, 2015 
New Mexico  July 1, 2014 
North Dakota  September 1, 2014 
Ohio  January 1, 2015 
Oregon  October 1, 2014 
Rhode Island  July 1, 2014 
South Dakota  July 1, 2014 
Texas  September 1, 2014 
Utah  To be determined 
Vermont  June 1, 2014 
Washington July 1, 2014 
Wyoming  July 1, 2014

NEC 2014 adaoptions underway