top of page

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

44 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

WA State Rule Changes

As noted in the October Electrical Currents, new proposed WAC rules are slated for adoption April 1, 2024 along with the 2023 NEC. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provided advice regarding outs

2026 NEC Development underway

The next code cycle is open for public inputs. If you would like to make a proposal for consideration for the 2026 edition of the National Electrical Code, you can submit them directly to NFPA. Click


bottom of page