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13 April Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin

The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) - Division of Industry Services wishes to update you on the status of the SPS 316 Electrical Code Package (CR 16-093). The proposed code package has been adopted and is awaiting publication at the end of June 2018.

Here is a timeline of effective dates related to several parts of the code update:

  • August 1, 2018: 2017 NEC adopted for commercial structures 
  • August 1, 2018: DSPS may begin accepting applications for registration as an electrical inspection agency.  More information will be posted here in July 2018. 
  • March 1, 2019: Only registered inspection agencies may provide plan review, permit issuance, or inspections 
  • January 1, 2020: 2017 NEC adopted for one- and two-family dwellings 
  • January 1, 2020: statewide requirements for permits and inspections go into effect

The rules may be accessed on our website or on the Legislative Reference Bureau's (LRB) website here.

Contact: Don Iverson, don.iverson@nema.org


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