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For Electrical Inspection Professionals

Code compliance is a key requirement of keeping communities safe, and inspections are at the heart of it. Compliance with NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), and other codes safeguard people and property from electricity-related hazards. Electrical inspection touches many community and industry partners, and those involved with electrical inspections are a valuable resource for electrical industry needs in the jurisdictions they serve.

If you’re involved in electrical inspections, you have unique needs and responsibilities, and NFPA has several resources to help support your efforts to ensure electrical safety.

NFPA Electrical Inspection Membership 

New! Special Introductory Offer

Code officials provide an invaluable safety service to communities they serve, worldwide. This membership has been created to meet the unique needs of qualified electrical inspection professionals—apply now to take advantage of the many benefits, including: 

  • A special introductory offer of $99 
  • A print copy of the 2023 NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC), as soon as it is available  ($145.50 value) 
  • Access to the National Electrical Code (NEC) Changes Training Series ($325.50 value) 
  • Members Only Section of NFPA Xchange™ plus enrollment in the Electrical Inspector Section linking you to peers in your area of expertise

Apply Today

Resources

Check out these free reports and checklists. You must fill out a brief form to download.

Natural Disaster Electrical Equipment Checklist

When electrical systems are damaged in a natural or man-made disaster, electricians need to make a critical decision about whether the damaged electrical equipment can be salvaged or not. This checklist helps highlight and simplify key aspects of this decision-making process.

Falling Behind on Electrical Safety

Not adhering to the latest edition of the NEC can lead to serious shortfalls in electrical safety for citizens and a failure to protect first responders and workers from preventable dangers. Download the report, summary, and infographic to learn how states vary widely in how promptly, or even if, they use the latest edition of the NEC.

Grounding and Bonding Checklist

This free resource that highlights tables from Article 250 of the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC), along with table tips and application examples for using each.

Conducting Residential Electrical Inspections

Inspection tasks are present in virtually every residential electrical project. This white paper (with task lists) helps inspectors organize the inspection process based on real-life scenarios and provides helpful code sections from the NEC that apply to one- and two-family dwellings.

Technical Questions Service

The NFPA Technical Questions Service provides NFPA members and public sector officials/AHJs with one-on-one help with their technical standards questions. Responses are provided by NFPA staff on an informal basis. The Service supports questions related to:

  • Clarification of intent of codes and standards requirements
  • Technical basis of requirements
  • Application of requirements
  • General interpretation questions

Learn more

NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem Tool

The NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem Assessment Tool can help users—from fire officials to building code enforcers to any other safety influencer—identify gaps in a community’s capacity to support safety and use the results to advocate for specific changes that will improve the safety of citizens. Answer a series of “yes” or “no” questions on the policies, practices, and resources that support each of the eight components of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem™ and get a downloadable report.

Take the assessment
NFPA Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem

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