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The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has discovered that some 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) books purchased from an online source do not appear to be legitimate.

The NEC is the industry standard for commercial, residential and industrial electrical safety in the United States and internationally.

TDLR is aware that an unknown number of copies purchased through online retailers are missing important pieces of information, which means that relying on these fraudulent books as a reference could result in unsafe installation, servicing or maintenance of electrical equipment or could result in incorrect answers on examinations covering the information in the code book.

TDLR has notified the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which publishes the NEC, about this issue.

Meanwhile, TDLR urges that Texans who need to purchase the 2023 NEC do so through the NFPA to ensure that they are buying an authorized version of the code.

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