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Electrical Code Program


License clarification issued

July 2021 | Limited Residential Electrician (LR) license clarification

2021 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC) adoption

The new 2021 OESC, based on the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC), has been adopted and becomes effective April 1, 2021. The integrated read-only version will be available soon.

Access Table 1-E, the adopted amendments to the 2020 NEC.
Get more information about the code adoption process.

Electrical safety bulletin

Generator connections - April 2021

Adopted codes and standards

The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC). This code applies to all nonexempt electrical installations and alterations.

2021 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC)
Effective April 1, 2021
Based on the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC)
Oregon amendments to the 2020 NEC.

Note: The integrated online version of the 2021 OESC will be available soon.

Code update information

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Electrical testing laboratories

Approved electrical testing laboratories
The division provides a list of electrical testing laboratories and product categories approved by the Electrical and Elevator Board as meeting the testing standard requirements for electrical safety as required by Oregon law and rule.

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