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Electrical inspection checklists

This guide contains 77 most important electrical inspection checklists taken from the 2014 Electrical Inspection Manual with Checklists. The checklists are in PDF format and can be completed electronically or printed and used as hard copy.

Electrical Inspection Checklists (Checking, Verifying and Reviewing Electrical Installations)
Electrical Inspection Checklists (Checking, Verifying and Reviewing Electrical Installations)

The checklists are intended to help inspectors keep track of the numerous aspects of an electrical installation that must be checked, verified, reviewed, determined, or otherwise examined for NEC® compliance.

The checklists are also intended to serve as an organizational tool for contractors, project managers, or anyone who conducts, receives, or is responsible for electrical inspections, or who may wish to perform self-inspections, of electrical installations.

The checklists are organized as follows:

Chapter 1 – Introduction

  • Checklist 1-1: General Safety Checklist for Electrical Inspections

Chapter 2 – General Requirements Inspections

  • Checklist 2-1: General Requirements for Electrical Inspections

Chapter 3 – Wiring Methods and Devices

  • Checklist 3-1: General Wiring Methods
  • Checklist 3-2: Boxes and Conduit Bodies
  • Checklist 3-3: Cabinets and Cutout Boxes
  • Checklist 3-4: Switches and Receptacles

Chapter 4 – Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits

  • Checklist 4-1: Services
  • Checklist 4-2: Feeders
  • Checklist 4-3: Branch Circuits

Chapter 5 – Grounding and Bonding

  • Checklist 5-1: Service Grounding and Bonding
  • Checklist 5-2: Equipment Grounding and Bonding

Chapter 6 – Dwelling Units and Mobile/Manufactured Home Sites

  • Checklist 6-1: Residential Rough Inspection: General Requirements (All Areas)
  • Checklist 6-2: Residential Rough Inspection: Kitchen
  • Checklist 6-3: Residential Rough Inspection: Dining Room
  • Checklist 6-4: Residential Rough Inspection: Bathrooms
  • Checklist 6-5: Residential Rough Inspection: Other Habitable Rooms (Bedrooms, Family Rooms, Parlors etc.)
  • Checklist 6-6: Residential Rough Inspection: Hallways and Foyers
  • Checklist 6-7: Residential Rough Inspection: Stairways
  • Checklist 6-8: Residential Rough Inspection: Closets
  • Checklist 6-9: Residential Rough Inspection: Laundry Area
  • Checklist 6-10: Residential Rough Inspection: Basements and Attics
  • Checklist 6-11: Residential Rough Inspection: Attached Garages and Detached Garages or Accessory…
  • Checklist 6-12: Residential Rough Inspection: Outdoors
  • Checklist 6-13: Residential Rough Inspection: Services and Feeders and System Grounding
  • Checklist 6-14: Residential Rough Inspection: Feeders and Panelboards
  • Checklist 6-15: Residential Finish Inspection: General Requirements (All Areas)
  • Checklist 6-16: Residential Finish Inspection: Kitchen
  • Checklist 6-17: Residential Finish Inspection: Dining Room
  • Checklist 6-18: Residential Finish Inspection: Bathrooms
  • Checklist 6-19: Residential Finish Inspection: Other Habitable Rooms (Bedrooms, Family Rooms, Parlors etc.)
  • Checklist 6-20: Residential Finish Inspection: Hallways and Foyers
  • Checklist 6-21: Residential Finish Inspection: Stairways
  • Checklist 6-22: Residential Finish Inspection: Closets
  • Checklist 6-23: Residential Finish Inspection: Laundry Area
  • Checklist 6-24: Residential Finish Inspection: Basements and Attics
  • Checklist 6-25: Residential Finish Inspection: Attached Garages and Detached Garages or Accessory…
  • Checklist 6-26: Residential Finish Inspection: Outdoors
  • Checklist 6-27: Residential Finish Inspection: Service Equipment, Feeders, and Panelboards
  • Checklist 6-28: Residential Finish Inspection: Mobile/Manufactured Home Site Inspections

Chapter 7 – Commercial and Industrial Inspections

  • Checklist 7-1: Motors
  • Checklist 7-2: Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment
  • Checklist 7-3: Transformers
  • Checklist 7-4: Capacitors
  • Checklist 7-5: Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Platform Lifts, and Stairway Chairlifts
  • Checklist 7-6: Electric-Vehicle-Charging Equipment
  • Checklist 7-7: Signs and Outline Lighting
  • Checklist 7-8: Field-Installed Skeleton Tubing (Neon) and Wiring

Chapter 8 – Hazardous Locations

  • Checklist 8-1: Class I Locations
  • Checklist 8-2: Class II Locations
  • Checklist 8-3: Class III Locations
  • Checklist 8-4: Commercial Garages
  • Checklist 8-5: Aircraft Hangars
  • Checklist 8-6: Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities
  • Checklist 8-7: Bulk Storage Plants
  • Checklist 8-8: Spray Application, Dipping, and Coating Processes

Chapter 9 – Special Occupancies

  • Checklist 9-1: Health Care Facilities
  • Checklist 9-2: Assembly Occupancies
  • Checklist 9-3: Theaters and Audience Areas of Motion Picture Studios
  • Checklist 9-4: Carnivals, Circuses, Fairs, and Similar Events
  • Checklist 9-5: Agricultural Buildings
  • Checklist 9-6: Recreational Vehicle Parks
  • Checklist 9-7: Marinas and Boatyards

Chapter 10 – Swimming Pools and Related Installations

  • Checklist 10-1: Initial Inspection: Prior to Pouring of Concrete or Burial
  • Checklist 10-2: Intermediate and Final Inspections
  • Checklist 10-3: Storable Swimming Pools and Storable Spas and Hot Tubs
  • Checklist 10-4: Spas and Hot Tubs: All Installations
  • Checklist 10-5: Spas and Hot Tubs: Indoor Installations Only
  • Checklist 10-6: Fountains
  • Checklist 10-7: Therapeutic Pools and Tubs
  • Checklist 10-8: Hydromassage Bathtubs

Chapter 11 – Emergency and Standby Systems and Fire Pumps

  • Checklist 11-1: Emergency Systems
  • Checklist 11-2: Legally Required Standby Systems
  • Checklist 11-3: Optional Standby Systems
  • Checklist 11-4: Fire Pumps

Chapter 12 – Remote-Control, Signaling, and Fire Alarm Circuits and Optical Fiber Cables

  • Checklist 12-1: Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits
  • Checklist 12-2: Fire Alarm Systems
  • Checklist 12-3: Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways
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  1. Lee Mountifield
    Nov 17, 2021


    Can you please send me the check list.

  2. Alfred Amoakoh
    Oct 06, 2021

    I want to be a professional electrical engineer.

  3. Osman G Fofanah
    Aug 22, 2021

    Hi!, Could you please send me the checklist

  4. Armen Zar
    Aug 20, 2021

    Thanks for sharing the template…..good luck always

    Aug 18, 2021


  6. Nathan Mbikayi
    Aug 18, 2021

    I don’t have the right word to express my gratitude for the template you have shared.

    Thank you very much.

  7. Leonard Mahao
    Jul 31, 2021

    This is really exceptional. Good and useful info

  8. Ramesh Kumar Jena
    May 21, 2021

    Coverage of areas are good.

  9. Local Electricians Auckland
    Jan 04, 2021

    This article provides details about the electrical inspection checklists. I enjoyed reading this article and would suggest others it as well. Thank you for this article! This is really very informative for us and look forward to more such in future for all of us.

  10. Gayatri
    Nov 28, 2020

    Good information

  11. Asinge Jack
    Jul 09, 2020

    Dear Author;

    I have received and read this checklist with much appreciation. Thank you for sharing.

    Could you also share with us the checklist for electrical inspection in a photovoltaic system?


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