National Electrical Installation Standards

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The National Electric Code & NECA

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National Electrical Code® 2020

The National Electrical Code® (NEC) is the most widely adopted Code in the world. Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the NEC is the most complete set of electrical Code requirements that govern electrical installations in the interest of safety for persons and property. Knowledge of the NEC is an inherent part of doing business in the electrical industry.

With over 100 years of support in the NEC development process, NECA continues to be recognized as the leading voice of electrical contractors in the development of codes and standards. NECA was the first active participant in the NEC development process in the early 1900s and continues to be active today, with representation on each NEC technical committee.

Code Development

NECA's role in the standards development process is important to the electrical industry, as it has been for over one hundred years. NECA is the voice of installers and maintainers at the NEC hearings and helps develop Code rules that are understandable, practical, and enforceable. NECA takes this responsibility very seriously and values the opportunity to serve the industry working with NFPA in the development of the NEC and other key electrical industry standards. NECA's representatives on the NEC Code-Making Panels hold the "installers and maintainers (I/M)" classification.