Alabama Continuing Education Requirements and NEC Adoption
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Alabama Continuing Education Requirements and NEC Adoption

Adopted Electrical Code

effective July 1, 2016

Alabama Building Commission
Alabama Energy & Residential Codes Board
P O Box 301150
Montgomery, Al 36130-1150
(334) 242-4082

Alabama does not have a statewide standard, as the adopted code only applies to state buildings, schools, hotels, and motion picture studios. Here are a few of the local jurisdictional adoptions (Send us an update):

  • County of Shelby — NEC-2017
  • City of Montgomery — NEC-2017
  • City of Birmingham — NEC-2014
  • City of Mobile — NEC-2014
  • City of Tuscaloosa — NEC-2014
  • City of Hoover — NEC-2014
  • City of Dothan — NEC-2014
  • County of Madison — NEC-2002

License Renewal & CEU Requirements

Electrical Contractors Board
2777 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 420-7232


[March 30; June 30; September 30; December 30]
Units of time — Contact Hours. Of the 14 continuing education (CE) hours due biennially, 7 hours must be related to the NEC. The additional 7 must be industry related. Renewals are staggered quarterly every year: March 30; June 30; September 30; and December 30. Verify your renewal date directly with the board.
Electrical Inspectors — On or after December 31, 2011, it shall be unlawful for a person to perform electrical installations without being licensed as an electrical contractor by the State of Alabama. Licensed electrical contractors and provisional electrical contractors are required to obtain 14 continuing education hours during a two year period.
Reciprocates —  Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia
For additional licensing information, please contact the state board or local jurisdiction in which you reside.
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