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State Electrical Division

The State Electrical Division is a department within the Risk Management Division of the Office of State Fire Marshal. The State Electrical Division works closely with the Engineering and Codes Division and the Manufactured Building Division by providing the regulatory authority over all classes of electrical systems.


  • Interprets the State Electrical Code and provides public access to State adopted amendments
  • Provides educational resources that are related the electrical industry
  • Oversees the approval of suitable qualified testing laboratories and national standards
  • Responsible for testing and certification of School Maintenance Electricians
  • Inspects all NC Department of Transportation owned traffic control equipment
  • Provides Fire Investigations from an electrical perspective for local jurisdictions upon request

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