Electrical Regulations by State - North Carolina



Installations must conform to regulations of the North Carolina Building Code Council, which has adopted the 2008 National Electrical Code. Municipalities have the option of adopting five supplemental rules.


Electrical installations are inspected by municipal and county electrical inspection departments; all municipal and county electrical inspectors must be certified by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. Electrical installations in state-owned buildings are inspected by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Engineering and Building Codes Division.

Electrical Contractor

all contractors must be licensed by the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. Each license must have regularly on active duty in each place of business at least one person who has passed an examination prescribed by the Board, and who has the duty and authority to supervise and direct all work conducted by each respective place of business.

License ClassificationsFees
Limited (electrical projects up to $10,000) $60
Intermediate (electrical projects up to $50,000) $100
Unlimited (not project limits) $150
Single Family Dwelling (restricted) $30
Special Restricted $60
All Classifications $75
Specially-arranged $200
Exam Review $25

Ten (10) hours of continuing education are required in the twelve months preceding annual license renewal.

Journeyman Electrician

There is no state requirements for licensing journeymen. Municipalities and counties may establish qualifying requirements for journeyman electricians in their respective jurisdictions.


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