July 1, 2015, WA Electrical Certification Examinations To Be Based on 2014 NEC


The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (“L&I”) is in the process of updating its electrical examinations to the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC®) and current versions of Washington electrical laws (Ch. 19.28 RCW) and rules (Ch. 296-46B WAC). L&I expects the revised exams to be in place on July 1, 2015. If an applicants first attempt to pass an electrical administrator exam is on or after July 1, 2015, the examination will be based on the 2014 NEC® and current Washington electrical laws and rules. If the applicant is re-taking an exam on or after July 1, 2015, the applicant will be able to re-test using the 2008 version until your one year test cycle ends; those applicants who have not successfully passed the exam by June 30, 2016 will start a new testing session with the 2014 version.

Additional Resource: Washington State Department of Labor & Industries; Electrical Currents, Vol. 19 No. 2 (Feb. 2015)