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The NEC®


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been the developer and publisher of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) since 1911. The NEC is widely used  throughout the world for the built environment, establishing the standard for safe electrical installations. The NEC is adopted by various levels of government in all 50 U.S. states and is adopted state-wide in many.

Adopting the latest edition of the NEC

By adopting the current edition of the NEC, you provide your constituents with:

  • an electrical code that has kept pace and with changes and updates in electrical safety technology, methods, and products.
  • an electrical code that has responded a timely manner to industry and societal needs, i.e., ensuring minimum safety requirements are in place for wind and solar energies and making certain that expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure will meet the demands of the industry and public safety.
  • an electrical code that coordinates with other NFPA codes and standards as well as model codes and standards developed by other organizations.
  • an electrical code that facilitates the implementation of a document that is up to date with current industry technology and methods.
  • an electrical code that provides state and local licensing authorities with the ability to implement current and relevant requirements into licensing examinations and continuing education requirements.  
  • an electrical code that allows consumers to derive the benefit of electrical installations incorporating equipment and methods that provide the latest advancements in electrical safety. 
  • an electrical code that does not pose a barrier to implementation of new technologies.
  • an electrical code that recognizes the latest electrical products and does not create a barrier for equipment manufacturers

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