Minnesota – 2020 National Electrical Code adoption delayed 

April 21, 2020

Adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) has been delayed and it will not be effective in Minnesota on July 1, 2020, as anticipated. The Board of Electricity received 25 valid requests for hearing regarding the adoption of the 2020 NEC. That hearing has been rescheduled to Aug. 19, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2017 NEC will remain in effect until the adoption process is complete.

  • All permits, installations and inspections will continue to be issued or performed under the 2017 NEC.
  • All electrical license examinations will continue to cover material from the 2017 NEC.
  • Continuing education courses will be reviewed and approved under the 2017 NEC or 2020 NEC.

Another update will be sent when an effective date for the 2020 NEC is determined.

More information

Visit the Board of Electricity Rulemaking Docket for more information or Contact us at dli.rules@state.mn.us.