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NEC Is The New Standard

Are you familiar with the National Electrical Code (NEC)? If not, your organizat should be aware that the NEC has recently become a minimum standard requirement in Texas. This means that it is now law and must be adhered to by all electrical professionals.

“September 11th, 2017: “The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to adopt the revised National Electrical Code (NEC) as the electrical code for the state of Texas. Previously, NEC was an optional code to abide by, but due to the Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act, the NEC is now the electrical code for the state of Texas. Also, Chapter 1305.201 gives municipalities the authority to make amendments to the 2017 NEC in accordance with the NEC 90.4.

Any non-exempt electrical work started on or after September 15th will have to be in accordance with the 2017 NEC “minimum standards”. The start of electrical work is the day the electrician begins to install electrical materials or equipment. Electricians are expected to uphold the new NEC requirements, as well as, the local code amendments.”

As of October 1, 2017, examinations for state electrical licenses will be based on the 2017 National Electrical Code. ATEC Training & Certification Services will train all professionals in accordance with the 2017 NEC standards, as outlined by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.”

ATEC Training is a well-established industrial training organization and is a global leader in this area. We are ready to support your professionals in ensuring that your organization meets these revised standards which must now be adhered to in all electrical work in Texas. ATEC's training portfolio includes NEC 500 courses which will provide your electrical professionals with the knowledge and skills to ensure compliance. For further information visit, or email us at,

About ATEC Services: A group of companies focused on services related to Hazardous Area Awareness and Asset Integrity, specialized safety training and inspection services for companies who deal with the world of Potentially Explosive Atmospheres. With Office’s, Training & Inspection Centers in Houston, Singapore, the group is dedicated to the safety of personnel and asset protection, by supplying International NEC / IEC Electrical Cables & Hazardous Area Accessories, Atex, IECEx competence training, including CompEx assessments, facility compliance and equipment inspection services.

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