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WA State's NEC Adoption update

From the Electrical Currents Newsletter, Nov 2022

Tentative Adoption Schedule—2023 NEC Code


The 2023 edition of the NEC was published in September. You have an opportunity to be involved in the process of revising WAC 296-46B and the adoption of the 2023 NEC.

  • March 2023—file CR-101, ask for proposals to amend existing rules and the 2023 NEC, and take applications for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

  • June/July 2023—TAC meeting and Electrical Board advice.

  • September 2023— Public hearings.

  • January 1, 2024—Tentative WAC/2023 NEC adoption date.

  • Exams will continue to be based on the 2020 NEC until sometime in 2025

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