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Electrical Code Program


LR license clarification issued

July 2021 | Limited Residential Electrician (LR) license clarification

2021 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC) adoption

April 2021 | The new 2021 OESC, based on the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC), is adopted.
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

April 2021 | Generator connections

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

Code update information

Are you an electrical inspector? Get information about certification renewals

Program publications and information

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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