Chatfield Electric has been around for over 20 years!

Since 1993, Chatfield Electric has been offering electrical services for new construction, residential and commercial to the China Spring, Waco and surrounding areas. Our electricians are licensed and take pride in providing personal, ethical service and expert work. Our services include electrical system design, electric breaker box installation, service upgrades, lighting inspections and repairs, audio-visual systems wiring and more. For free estimate, call or email us today!

Texas Department of Licensing & Registering

Each electrician on our staff carries a license with the State Electrical Board and are supervised under Master Electrical Contractor, Mark A. Chatfield Lic. #7502, owner and operator.

2014 National Electrical Code Became Effective September 1, 2014

The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to adopt the revised National Electrical Code (NEC) as the electrical code for the state of Texas. On November 21, 2013, Justification for Adoption of Amendments to Electrician Licensing Administrative Rules and established the 2014 NEC as the “minimum standard” for all electrical work in Texas covered by the Act.

Chapter 1305.201 of the Act provides municipalities the authority to make local amendments to the 2014 NEC; however, any proposal to amend these standards should be done in accordance with NEC 90.4 which stipulates that “the authority having jurisdiction may waive specific requirements in this Code or permit alternative methods where it is assured that equivalent objectives can be achieved by establishing and maintaining effective safety.

Any non-exempt electrical work started on or after September 1, 2014 must be installed in accordance with the 2014 NEC. For purposes of clarification, the “start” of electrical work is the day the electrician begins installing electrical materials or equipment within the residential or commercial building structure. Inside the corporate limits of a municipality, electricians must abide by city permitting requirements and adhere to any local code amendments.

Beginning September 1, 2014, all examinations for state electrical licenses will be based on the 2014 NEC. The state electrical exams are available through PSI Exams Online, who has contracted with TDLR to develop, maintain, and administer the state electrician licensing examinations. It is important for license candidates to review the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) which contains detailed information regarding the examinations and is vital to understanding the process.

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Last night, the Waco City Council adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) as our city’s electrical code. The 2017 NEC will go into effect on April 2, 2018.
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