About the NEC®

NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies around the world. It is consistently reviewed and updated, with input from active professionals in the field, to stay ahead of the constant changes in technology and safety that affect your job daily. This is reflected in the new 2020 edition of this trusted code, including the latest requirements for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment. This commitment to up-to-date knowledge keeps you and your peers well prepared to meet professional challenges and take advantage of exciting opportunities.

NEC® adoption and use

Learn more about NEC® usage requirements, usage status by location, and the support of the Electrical Code Coalition, which works to increase focus and emphasis on electrical safety for people and property through direct and full usage and uniform enforcement of the latest edition of the NEC.

Electrical codes and standards

The NFPA® family of codes and standards that deal with electrical issues are as dynamic as the subjects they address—including NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, and NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. These extensive documents reflect changing industry needs and evolving technologies, and are supported by research and development, as well as the practical experience and input of your peers in the field. This commitment to keeping you current also manifests in brand new products like NFPA 78, Guide on Electrical Inspections, which covers the minimum criteria to aid in organizing and conducting electrical inspections, as well as NFPA 1078, Standard for Electrical Inspector Professional Qualifications, which identifies minimum job performance requirements for electrical inspectors.

Electrical products and training

To stay at the top of your profession, you need to stay at the forefront of knowledge. Improve your ability to use and apply today's electrical requirements in your work with instruction from the nation's leading electrical code experts. Interact with NFPA® renowned electrical instructors in a collaborative learning environment, with topic-driven lessons tailored to real-world situations. Then solidify your code knowledge through engaging discussion, revised activities, and practical exercises based on key concepts. You'll leave with vital takeaways that will help you comply, increase confidence in your ability to recognize potential problems, and avoid costly rework or safety violations. To learn more about tailored training programs for your organization, call 1-877-336-3280 or email us.

Electrical certification programs

Today’s electrical employees and contractors are increasingly required to show evidence of their professional competency. Certifications leave no question as to your skill and knowledge in this quickly and constantly changing field, and help you to stand out in a crowded job market among strong competition. NFPA® offers a family of certifications in support of our electrical standards, such as NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®; NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems; and NFPA 111, Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems. Whatever your area of specialty in the electrical field, NFPA certifications can help you prove your knowledge, proficiency, and professionalism. To learn more about group certification programs for your organization, call 617-984-7509 or email us.

Electrical news and resources

To do your job with the highest level of skill and confidence, you need the latest electrical industry news and information. Keep up with these valuable NFPA® resources, including our blog feed, monthly newsletter, research reports, and members-only Electrical Section.