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State
Adoption By
NEC
Exam Code
Date
NEC Adoptions
Alabama

State

2014
2014
2014-06-01
State: Alabama
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2014-06-01
Alaska

State

2014
2014
2016-03-06
State: Alaska
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2016-03-06
Arizona

Local Jurisdiction

Not adopted by the state. Phoenix and surrounding communities enforcing 2008 NEC.

2008
State: Arizona
Adoption By: Local Jurisdiction Not adopted by the state. Phoenix and surrounding communities enforcing 2008 NEC.
NEC:
Exam Code: 2008
Date:
Arkansas

State

2017
2014
2017-12-16
State: Arkansas
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2017-12-16
California

State

The State adopts all construction codes through the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC). http://www.bsc.ca.gov/Home.aspx

2014
2014
2017-01-01
State: California
Adoption By: State The State adopts all construction codes through the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC). http://www.bsc.ca.gov/Home.aspx
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2017-01-01
Colorado

State

This rule does not include later amendments to or editions of the National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition. The effective date shall be July 1, 2017.

2017
2017
2017-07-01
State: Colorado
Adoption By: State This rule does not include later amendments to or editions of the National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition. The effective date shall be July 1, 2017.
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-07-01
Connecticut

State

2017
2017
2018-10-01
State: Connecticut
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2018-10-01
Delaware

State

2014
2014
2016-03-15
State: Delaware
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2016-03-15
Florida

State

The 6th Edition (2017) of the Florida Building Code includes the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code.

2014
2014
2017-12-31
State: Florida
Adoption By: State The 6th Edition (2017) of the Florida Building Code includes the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code.
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2017-12-31
Georgia

State

Adopted without amendment.

2017
2017
2018-01-01
State: Georgia
Adoption By: State Adopted without amendment.
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2018-01-01
Hawaii
2014
2014
2017-03-27
State: Hawaii
Adoption By:
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2017-03-27
Idaho

State

2017
2017
2017-07-01
State: Idaho
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-07-01
Illinois

Local

There is no statewide adoption of the NEC. The state adopted the 2008 NEC statewide effective July 1, 2011 for non-building code jurisdictions.The following local jurisdictions have adopted the 2008 NEC: Bloomington, Danville, Decatur, Glenn Ellyn, Normal, Rock Island, State of Illinois Capital Development, Washington.

2008
No Licensing at state level
State: Illinois
Adoption By: Local There is no statewide adoption of the NEC. The state adopted the 2008 NEC statewide effective July 1, 2011 for non-building code jurisdictions.The following local jurisdictions have adopted the 2008 NEC: Bloomington, Danville, Decatur, Glenn Ellyn, Normal, Rock Island, State of Illinois Capital Development, Washington.
NEC: 2008
Exam Code: No Licensing at state level
Date:
Indiana

State

The state of Indiana adopted the 2008 NEC with amendmends by deleting any requirements for Tamper Resistant and by deleting AFCI. However, Indiana has not adopted the latest edition of the IRC even though proposals have been sent to the Residential Committee. The 2008 NEC adoption was implemented September 26, 2009.

2008
No Licensing at state level
2009-09-26
State: Indiana
Adoption By: State The state of Indiana adopted the 2008 NEC with amendmends by deleting any requirements for Tamper Resistant and by deleting AFCI. However, Indiana has not adopted the latest edition of the IRC even though proposals have been sent to the Residential Committee. The 2008 NEC adoption was implemented September 26, 2009.
NEC: 2008
Exam Code: No Licensing at state level
Date: 2009-09-26
Iowa

State

2014
2014
2015-01-01
State: Iowa
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2015-01-01
Kansas

Local

There is no statewide adoption of the NEC in Kansas. 2008 NEC was adopted by the state for state-owned buildings, but local jurisdictions can adopt and enforce different codes.

No Licensing at state level
State: Kansas
Adoption By: Local There is no statewide adoption of the NEC in Kansas. 2008 NEC was adopted by the state for state-owned buildings, but local jurisdictions can adopt and enforce different codes.
NEC:
Exam Code: No Licensing at state level
Date:
Kentucky

State

2014
2014
2014-10-01
State: Kentucky
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2014-10-01
Louisiana

State

The 2011 NEC was adopted on 12/28/12 with an effective date of 1/1/13. The 2012 IRC went into effect on January 1, 2014. The 2014 is expected to be adopted on January 1, 2016.

2011
2011
2013-01-01
State: Louisiana
Adoption By: State The 2011 NEC was adopted on 12/28/12 with an effective date of 1/1/13. The 2012 IRC went into effect on January 1, 2014. The 2014 is expected to be adopted on January 1, 2016.
NEC: 2011
Exam Code: 2011
Date: 2013-01-01
Maine

State

2014
2014
2014-07-01
State: Maine
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2014-07-01
Maryland

State/Local Jurisdiction

2014
2014
2015-01-01
State: Maryland
Adoption By: State/Local Jurisdiction
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2015-01-01
Massachusetts

State

2017
2017
2017-01-01
State: Massachusetts
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-01-01
Michigan

State

State of Michigan The State of Michigan Department of LARA, Bureau of Construction Codes adopted the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) with an effective date of June 18, 2015. This code adoption affects commercial & three and larger multi-family structures in the state. There are also several state-specific amendments.

2014
2014
2015-06-18
State: Michigan
Adoption By: State State of Michigan The State of Michigan Department of LARA, Bureau of Construction Codes adopted the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) with an effective date of June 18, 2015. This code adoption affects commercial & three and larger multi-family structures in the state. There are also several state-specific amendments.
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2015-06-18
Minnesota

State

The 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) was adopted by the Minnesota Board of Electricity with an effective date of July 1, 2017.

2017
2017
2017-07-01
State: Minnesota
Adoption By: State The 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) was adopted by the Minnesota Board of Electricity with an effective date of July 1, 2017.
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-07-01
Mississippi
Local Jurisdiction, Except Building Codes in five Coastal Counties
No Licensing at state level
2005
State: Mississippi
Adoption By:
NEC: Local Jurisdiction, Except Building Codes in five Coastal Counties
Exam Code: No Licensing at state level
Date: 2005
Missouri

Local Adoption

The State of Missouri is a local adoption state. However, the City of St. Louis adopted the 2011 NEC without amendment on February 3, 2011.

2005
No Licensing at state level
State: Missouri
Adoption By: Local Adoption The State of Missouri is a local adoption state. However, the City of St. Louis adopted the 2011 NEC without amendment on February 3, 2011.
NEC: 2005
Exam Code: No Licensing at state level
Date:
Montana

State

The State of Montana adopted the 2014 NEC without significant amendment. Cities and counties have 90 days from October 23, 2014 to adopt the 2014 NEC as adopted by the State. Cities and counties are not permitted to amend the NEC as adopted by the State. http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/bc/rules.asp

2014
2014
2014-10-23
State: Montana
Adoption By: State The State of Montana adopted the 2014 NEC without significant amendment. Cities and counties have 90 days from October 23, 2014 to adopt the 2014 NEC as adopted by the State. Cities and counties are not permitted to amend the NEC as adopted by the State. http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/bc/rules.asp
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2014-10-23
Nebraska

State

2017
2017
2017-05-01
State: Nebraska
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-05-01
Nevada

Local Jurisdiction

Nevada does not adopt or enforce building codes by state law.

2011
2011
State: Nevada
Adoption By: Local Jurisdiction Nevada does not adopt or enforce building codes by state law.
NEC: 2011
Exam Code: 2011
Date:
New Hampshire

State

The 2014 NEC will be adopted on 1-1-2015. This adoption date coincides with a new Ruling of the State Electrical Board (RSA 319-C:6-c) to require all licensed Electricians to acquire all Continuing Education hours (15) relating to the 2014 NEC before January 1, 2015.

2014
2014
2015-01-01
State: New Hampshire
Adoption By: State The 2014 NEC will be adopted on 1-1-2015. This adoption date coincides with a new Ruling of the State Electrical Board (RSA 319-C:6-c) to require all licensed Electricians to acquire all Continuing Education hours (15) relating to the 2014 NEC before January 1, 2015.
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2015-01-01
New Jersey

State

2014
2014
2015-09-21
State: New Jersey
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2015-09-21
New Mexico

State

2017
2014
2017-11-15
State: New Mexico
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2017-11-15
New York

New York City

2014
No Licensing at state level
2016-10-03
State: New York
Adoption By: New York City
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: No Licensing at state level
Date: 2016-10-03
North Carolina

State

2017
2014
2018-06-12
State: North Carolina
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2018-06-12
North Dakota

State

2017
2017
2017-03-14
State: North Dakota
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-03-14
Ohio

State

 

2017
2017
2017-05-26
State: Ohio
Adoption By: State  
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-05-26
Oklahoma

State Adoption – But Local adoption is allowed

2014
2014
2015-09-30
State: Oklahoma
Adoption By: State Adoption – But Local adoption is allowed
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2015-09-30
Oregon

State

2017
2017
2017-10-01
State: Oregon
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-10-01
Pennsylvania

Philadelphia moves to the 2017 NEC and 2018 I-Codes ahead of the State’s Uniform Construction Code, UCC. Adoption will be October 1, 2018.

Local
No Licensing at state level
2018-10-01
State: Pennsylvania
Adoption By: Philadelphia moves to the 2017 NEC and 2018 I-Codes ahead of the State’s Uniform Construction Code, UCC. Adoption will be October 1, 2018.
NEC: Local
Exam Code: No Licensing at state level
Date: 2018-10-01
Rhode Island

State

2014
2014
2014-07-01
State: Rhode Island
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2014-07-01
South Dakota

State

2017
2017
2017-07-01
State: South Dakota
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-07-01
Tennessee

State, Except for 34 Local Jurisdictions

2008
2008
2009-01-28
State: Tennessee
Adoption By: State, Except for 34 Local Jurisdictions
NEC: 2008
Exam Code: 2008
Date: 2009-01-28
Texas

State Adoption – But Local Jurisdictions May Amend

2017
2017
2017-09-15
State: Texas
Adoption By: State Adoption – But Local Jurisdictions May Amend
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-09-15
Utah

State

2014
2014
2016-07-01
State: Utah
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2014
Exam Code: 2014
Date: 2016-07-01
Vermont

State

The Code can be viewed online at: http://firesafety.vermont.gov/Standards

2017
2017
2017-10-01
State: Vermont
Adoption By: State The Code can be viewed online at: http://firesafety.vermont.gov/Standards
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-10-01
Virginia

State

The effective date of the 2012 Virginia Codes is July 14, 2014. This includes the 2011 National Electrical Code. Code sections under petition may be suspended as necessary until resolution.

2011
2011
2014-07-14
State: Virginia
Adoption By: State The effective date of the 2012 Virginia Codes is July 14, 2014. This includes the 2011 National Electrical Code. Code sections under petition may be suspended as necessary until resolution.
NEC: 2011
Exam Code: 2011
Date: 2014-07-14
Washington

State

The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-46B is available electronically from the Washington State Labor and Industries website: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical

2017
2017
2017-07-01
State: Washington
Adoption By: State The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-46B is available electronically from the Washington State Labor and Industries website: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-07-01
Wisconsin

State

AFCI – Receptacle was amended from the 2011 NEC adoption. On 1/30/14 They voted to move it to ” General File.” General File is the first time the full Legislature has the opportunity to debate and vote on bills. At this stage, senators consider amendments, which may be proposed by committees and by individual senators. Many people consider General File to be the most crucial stage of the legislative process because it is where most compromises are reached. It takes a majority vote of the Legislature (25 votes) to adopt amendments or move a bill from General File to the next stage of consideration.

2011
2011
2013-12-01
State: Wisconsin
Adoption By: State AFCI – Receptacle was amended from the 2011 NEC adoption. On 1/30/14 They voted to move it to ” General File.” General File is the first time the full Legislature has the opportunity to debate and vote on bills. At this stage, senators consider amendments, which may be proposed by committees and by individual senators. Many people consider General File to be the most crucial stage of the legislative process because it is where most compromises are reached. It takes a majority vote of the Legislature (25 votes) to adopt amendments or move a bill from General File to the next stage of consideration.
NEC: 2011
Exam Code: 2011
Date: 2013-12-01
Wyoming

State

2017
2017
2017-07-01
State: Wyoming
Adoption By: State
NEC: 2017
Exam Code: 2017
Date: 2017-07-01