The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC®) in digital format. It is available in PDF and through the National Fire Codes® Subscription Service All Access (NFCSS). The hard copy of the code is expected to be available by the end of August and the first of several open registration four-day seminars based on the 2014 edition took place at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Mass. in August.

“To members of the electrical community, especially those that live and breathe the NEC, the release of the latest edition of the code is highly anticipated because it provides the most up-to-date electrical safety requirements that will impact their work,” said Mark Earley, NFPA’s chief electrical engineer.

The NEC sets the standard for safe electrical installation and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. It is one of the most widely used codes for the built environment in the world.

In addition to publishing the code, NFPA offers companion resources and education to help professionals learn how to understand and apply the latest code. A host of resources is expected soon, including the 2014 NEC Handbook, pocket guides for residential and commercial applications, ebooks and an app.

A new online destination, nec connect, was launched recently to provide news, information, tips, learning resources and networking opportunities related to NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®). The website,, is a resource for installers and contractors, designers and engineers, code enforcers, and policymakers for all things related to the NEC.

For more information on the 2014 NEC, visit