Chapter Corner

Codes & Standards

National Electrical Code

The National Electrical Code 70 (NEC) is a document standard concerned with the installation and use of electrical products. The NEC covers the installation and removal of electrical conductors, equipment, and raceways installed in our homes and businesses. IEC electrical contractors should participate in the development of the rules and regulations that govern the electrical industry.

IEC provides the opportunity to get involved in the process of developing standards like the NEC, Electrical Safety in the Workplace 70E and more.

Members benefit from having IEC representatives on code making panels when the Code is revised in order to help manage code changes for the greater good of IEC. 

The purpose of the NEC is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from the hazards arising from the use of electricity. It is not intended as a design specification or an instruction manual for untrained persons. Therefore, IEC provides certain resources to help members fully understand the many intricacies of this living document. 

Code Corner

"Code Corner" is a special column specifically dedicated to the NEC in Insights, IEC’s national magazine. This column provides a review of various articles in the NEC describing how to apply them to electrical construction. IEC members who are involved in the code making process provide the content for "Code Corner."

To see various “Code Corner” articles, click here.

Application Process to Join a Code Making Panel

In order to understand what is expected of a technical committee member, please read the "IEC Guide to  Technical Committee Representation."

To apply and be considered for a technical committee serving the National Electrical Code, complete the application form and provide a current resume. Email the application and résumé to David Hittinger, IEC National Director of Codes and Standards.