Illinois Continuing Education Requirements and NEC Adoption
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Illinois Continuing Education Requirements and NEC Adoption

Adopted Electrical Code

n/a (Local)
(Capital Development Board)
effective July 1, 2011

Capital Development Board
Building Codes & Regulations
3rd Floor Stratton – 401 South Spring
Springfield, IL 62706

Quick Fact: The state of Illinois adopted the NEC-2008 statewide for non-building code jurisdictions. Those jurisdictions that have adopted a building code are not affected, but the rest of the state is. Some of the local jurisdictions that have adopted the NEC include:

  • City of Chicago — Chicago Electrical Code incorporates provisions of the NEC-2017, effective March 1, 2018
  • City of Springfield — NEC-2011, effective November 19, 2013
  • City of Decatur — NEC-2014
  • County of Peoria — NEC-2014
  • City of Rockford — NEC-2014
  • City of Joliet — NEC-2014
  • City of Champaign — NEC-2014
  • City of Aurora — NEC-2008 (residential), NEC-1999 (all others)

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License Renewal & CEU Requirements

Electricians are not required to be licensed on a statewide level in Illinois.
For Electrical Inspectors, an Illinois Statute defines a “Qualified Inspector” — “means an individual qualified by the State of Illinois, certified by a nationally recognized building official certification organization, qualified by an apprentice program certified by the Bureau of Apprentice Training, or who has filed verification of inspection experience according to rules adopted by the Board for the purposes of conducting inspections in non-building code jurisdictions.” Legislation for this change is Public Act 096-0704, which amends Illinois Statutes 20 ILCS 3105/10.09-1.
For additional licensing information, please contact the state board or local jurisdiction in which you reside.
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