Installations must conform to the latest edition of the National Electrical Code.
Electrical installations are inspected for conformance by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Any municipality or group of municipalities may appoint their own DCA-certified inspector, or may engage a private inspection agency approved by DCA.
Electrical Contractor licenses are issued to firms or individuals by the Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. Applicants must present evidence of five years practical experience in electrical construction and installation, or other equivalent qualifications, and must pass a written examination. Each firm or person engaging in business as an electrical contractor must also obtain a business permit from the Board.