National Electrical Code (NEC) 2017

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Throughout the United States and around the world, NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC) sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment.

NFPA 70: NEC has been published since 1897, and a rigorous process of review keeps it up-to-date with new technologies. In fact, more than 4,000 public inputs and 1,500 comments went into the 2017 NEC alone. Hundreds of updates and five all-new articles pave the way to a safe and efficient electrical future.  Every 3 years the NFPA releases an updated version of the NEC.

How do our licensed electricians stay abreast of these changes?  They are required, as part of maintaining their electrical license, to have 6 hours of training per year (that’s Iowa, NE and SD are similar) that includes reviewing the new code changes.  This is a never ending process for the licensed electricians, as the NEC comes out with a new addition every 3 years.