Ok, so where are we with the Code:
The North Carolina Electoral Board assisted all actively licensed electricians by granting a year of continuing education in March 2020. So check your hours, you may have more than you think!
Virtual options are now permanently approved for your classroom hours.
The 2020 National Electric Code included requirement updates in four significant areas: surge protection, GFCI protection, firemen’s disconnect, and solar power.
The 2020 State Electrical Code became effective November 1, 2021, but is not applicable to one- and two-family dwellings. The 2017 State Electrical Code (2017 NEC with 2017 State Amendments) will remain effective for one- and two-family dwellings including their accessory structures such as swimming pools and PV equipment.
The Amendment to exclude one- and two-family dwellings from the 2020 State Electrical Code is located in sections 10.1 and 10.2.
State Electrical Code and Interpretation:
The NFPA Standards Council approved of the issuance of the 2023 NEC, effective September 1, 2022. This does not mean that all states have announced when they are adopting the 2023, but no worries, we will keep you updated. Or check in with the NEC Code Status by state here- https://www.nfpa.org/nec/nec-adoption-and-use/nec-adoption-maps
Several key changes to the 2023 NEC focus on ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs). Additional requirements point to newer technologies that reflect emerging electrical issues in an ever-changing, fast-paced world including:
- Cybersecurity for network-connected life safety equipment
- Electrical installations for cannabis oil facilities
- Wireless power transfer of electric vehicles
- Installation of photovoltaic (PV) arrays on bodies of water
- Installation of wiring systems and equipment, including utilization equipment, of Class 4 fault-managed power
Information Applicable for those Testing:
As of March 1st, 2022, North Carolina is currently testing on the 2020 NEC. The NC Electrical Board has a general plan on adopting the 2023 NEC in mid-2024. But you are then given at least 120 days from the date of adoption before the exams change. This is to avoid the change sneaking up on you. We’ll also do our best to keep you updated if we hear anything new.
Keep your final testing date in mind when lining up your studies. Keep on your time schedule for studying the material (about a month), coming to a class, and scheduling with PSI! See open PSI test dates for taking your exam: https://candidate.psiexams.com/testdate/testdate.jsp.
How JCR Productions, Inc. is here for you:
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Last Updated/Reviewed: 08/04/2023