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State Electrical Division

State Electrical Code and Interpretations

The North Carolina State Electrical Code consists of an adopted version of the National Electrical Code (NEC) supplemented by North Carolina Amendments. The dates corresponding to the edition of the NEC in effect during specific intervals, including links to the electrical amendments for that edition are provided below.

All editions of the NEC can be accessed through the NFPA website at NEC Access.

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2017 NEC - Effective June 12, 2018 (Current Edition)

2014 NEC - Effective April 1, 2016 through June 11, 2018

2011 NEC - Effective July 3, 2012 through March 31, 2016

2008 NEC - Effective June 1, 2008 through July 2, 2012

2005 NEC - Effective March 1, 2005 through May 31, 2008