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NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 206
Raleigh, NC  27609

(919) 733-9042

(800) 691-8399

Our Mission...

To protect the life, health and property of the public through examination of applicants, education of licensees and discipline of individuals to promote quality electrical contracting in accordance with NC General Statutes Chapter 87-Article 4.

2017 NEC Information

Attention all Electrical Community,

The Rules Review Commission of the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings approved the 2017 State Electrical Code on February 15, 2018 as having an effective date of June 12, 2018.

Electrical permits that are active between the dates of February 15, 2018 through June 12, 2018 shall be allowed to be regulated entirely by the 2017 State Electrical Code as an alternate method of construction by notifying the local authority having jurisdiction in accordance with section 102.5 of the NC Administrative Code and Policies.

North Carolina Administrative Code and Policies 102.5 Interim use of approved rules. Any rules that are adopted by the Building Code Council and approved by the Rules Review Commission shall be accepted by the Code Enforcement Official as an alternate method of construction prior to the effective date if requested by the owner or his agent.

Each individual electrical code edition is designed to be applied as a complete Code. Therefore, each electrical permit shall be regulated by only one complete edition of the State Electrical Code at a time unless granted special permission from the local authority having jurisdiction in accordance with section 90.4 of the permit’s current governing electrical code.

The electrical section of the NCDOI/OSFM website has been updated to reflect this change including the final version of the Rules Review Commission’s approved amendments at the link below. After clicking on the link for the “2017 NC Amendments pdf.”, you may need to refresh the page because the old pdf. may have become cached in your browser.

Joseph Daniel Starling
Chief State Electrical Engineer and Inspector
Chief Electrical Code Consultant
NC Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshal
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1202
(919) 647-0020