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Electrical Membership Section

Thousands of professionals make up NFPA's Electrical Section. Electrical Section membership tailors your NFPA benefits to the electrical industry and puts you in direct contact with experts in electrical engineering, risk management, inspection and contracting. You'll get access to members only content in NFPA Xchange. Plus, the Electrical Section gives you streamlined access to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®. 

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Section involvement

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Section objectives

In 1948, the NFPA Board of Directors authorized an Electrical Section of NFPA. The section provides particular opportunity for section members to become informed and to contribute to the development of NFPA electrical and fire alarm standards. For this purpose, it sponsors open meetings where proposals for revisions or additions to these standards may be discussed. Activities, programs, and procedures of the NFPA Electrical Section shall be in accordance with the Regulations Governing NFPA Sections.

Member qualifications

Membership in the Electrical Section is open to any individual NFPA member who is licensed or certified to provide one of the following:

  • Electrical or Fire Alarm Products or Services: Engineering, manufacturing, testing, selling, regulating, certifying, and servicing.
  • Electrical or Fire Alarm Installation: Designing, constructing, installing, testing, inspecting, maintaining, and approving.
  • Performing electrical or fire alarm services noted above or teaching others to perform these services.
  • Membership is also open to any individual NFPA member not meeting the above qualifications, provided the applicant satisfies the requirement of membership on an NEC code-making panel or NFAC committee as judged by the Section´s Executive Committee.

The section’s Executive Secretary keeps a record of the membership, notifies its members of section meetings and nominees for section office, and keeps members of the section informed on matters of interest. At the annual section meeting, the Chair reports on the work of the committee and may also take other steps to keep the section informed. 

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