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2019 Winter Updates

Wisconsin’s regional inspector associations, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services, Industry Services Division, are offering training sessions in early 2019 about Wisconsin’s Electrical Code, Uniform Dwelling Code, Plumbing Code and Commercial Building Code. These courses can provide continuing education credits for Industry Services administered inspection and DCQ credentials. Fire inspectors, designers, contractors, and others with an interest in Wisconsin's codes may also benefit from the programs.

These Winter Updates will be held in 4 areas of the State in February and March 2019. Please download the flyer for details. 2019 Winter Code Updates flyer (PDF)

Electrical Code Updates

The Department announced implementation dates for the updated electrical code.

  • August 1, 2018: 2017 NEC adopted for commercial structures.
  • August 1, 2018: DSPS may begin accepting applicatoins for registration as an electrical inspection agency. More information will be provided 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.


Wisconsin Electrical Advisory Committee

The Wisconsin Electrical Code Advisory Committee has met and Congratulations to Inspector, and our Education Chair, Bill Neitzel for being elected chairman. The committee has looked into the rules for Statewide Electrical Inspections as well as putting forward a revised SPS 316. It looks like we will be going direct to the 2017 edition of the NEC and hope to have adoption by fall of 2018. Anyone with comments or suggestions on items for the new SPS 316 code changes should contact the committee or Bill (
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Q&A from Fall 2015 Seminars
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Code Panel Question and Answers

IAEI Wisconsin 2015 Code Panel Questions

NOTICE: The answers to these questions are the consensus of Wisconsin Chapter – International Association of Electrical Inspectors – Education Committee. Final approval of actual installations are subject to the interpretation of the Authority Having Jurisdiction and/or the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services – Electrical Division

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