Quoted from tjsynkral:
I've also learned that passing inspection does NOT mean that you're up to code - I've seen some things that were passed by the inspector that should not have been.
That is exactly what it is supposed to mean but it is of course subject to the quality of the inspector.
Here in MA I was required to put GFCIs in the first outlet of every basement run. Also all outlets had to be tamper resistant. Even the outlets I put into the ceiling had to be TR. How exactly is a kid going to get up to the ceiling to stick a fork in the outlet?
I had to also put in AFCI breakers for all the circuits I did. I'm not an electrician so the inspector said he was a lot more comfortable passing me if I had AFCIs on my stuff. Easy concession and can't really argue it - it IS safer.