Washington State Electrical License Test (Including the WAC & RCW Portion) – 2024 Information Update

According to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), the state electrical exam will be based on the 2020 National Electrical Code (and hence the 2020 WAC 296-46B & 2018 Chapter 19.28 RCW) until early 2025. The exact date in 2025 when testing switches to the 2023 NEC is to be determined.

However, please note that the January 2024 Electrical Currents Newsletter states, “the new rules and adoption of the 2023 NEC are expected to take effect” on April 1, 2024. That means your electrical work will need to follow the 2023 NEC beginning on April 1, 2024. Please refer to the L&I’s newsletters for more information or contact the Washington State L&I Electrical Department directly.

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