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Job Listing

City of Monterrey Park— Building Inspector
The City of Monterey Park is looking to fill a full-time position for Building Inspector. Learn more

Long Beach City College — Part-Time Electrical Instructor
The college is looking for instructors to teach Electrical Math, pre-algebra and trigonometry; residential, commercial and industrial code classes; cost estimating, high voltage electrical, dc or ac motors and transformers – lecture and lab classes. Electrical inspectors and installers are encouraged to apply. Apply today

Upcoming Meetings for 2018

Meetings are from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

March 21:
Eaton Corporation
13039 Crossroads Parkway South
City of Industry, CA 91746

Presentation:  Safety Compliance Guidelines for Sign and Luminaire Retrofits

  • Introduction – the what and why of retrofits
    • New technology v. old infrastructure
    • Modification of certified products in the field
    • Benefits / drawbacks
  • Certification program for retrofit kits
  • NEC requirements
  • UL Product Spec – Guide Information
    • Types of retrofit kits
    • Installation requirements
  • Critical markings / test requirements
  • Certification Marks
  • Noncompliant installations
  • Recognizing counterfeits


Rich Berman – UL Sr. Regulatory Engineer

Rich is a Sr. Regulatory Engineer with UL LLC for 39 years.  He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Board member of the IAEI, So Cal Chapter.


May 16, 2018

Ventura City Hall
501 Poli Street
Ventura, CA  93001

Presentation:  NRTL Field Evaluations: Requirements, labels and listings.

Moderator/Presenter:  Scott Humphrey, City of Chula Vista Electrical Inspector

Scott is presently a combination building inspector for the City of Chula Vista performing all aspects of construction inspection. Scott has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2004, certified as an electrician since 1986 and served four years in the US Army. Scott has an extensive background in reviewing and approving 3rd party field evaluations for unlisted, non-labeled, or uncertified electrical equipment. Scott possesses 18 ICC and/or IAEI certifications for building inspections, is a certified Journeyman Electrician in the states of California and Washington and a voting member on several UL STP projects. Scott is also GE Six Sigma certified.

(Representatives from CSA, ETL, QPS, UL will also be present.) 


July 18, 2018

City of Glendale
141 N Glendale Avenue #118
Glendale, CA  91206

Presentation:  Energy Storage Systems [AB-2541 on Energy Storage] 

  • Learn about the new Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Systems and their integration with photovoltaic (PV) systems.
  • How are these products tested?
  • What standards apply?
  • What are the current related code development activities, and how to participate? 
  • How are these energy storage systems different from “old school” lead acid battery banks?
  • Information will be provided on the latest research, codes, and standards development.


John Taecker, UL

John Taecker has worked for UL for over 30 years. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is a California Registered Professional Engineer in Safety Engineering. He serves on various building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical model code development committees, and actively participates in all levels of the code development process for ICC and IAPMO. He is a nationally recognized speaker on electrical, building, mechanical, and plumbing products and installations. He serves on the IAEI Southwestern Section Board of Directors, and is an Inspector Member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), and a Professional Member of the International Code Council (ICC) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).

Mike Stone, NEMA

Mike is the NEMA West Coast Field Representative since August 2012. He is the alternate member representing NEMA on Code Making Panel 1 for the 2017 National Electrical Code. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Energy Code Advisory Committee for the CA Building Standards Commission. Prior to his tenure with NEMA, he worked for over 25 years in California building departments at the County of Monterey and the Cities of Monterey, Salinas and, most recently, as Building Official for the City of Watsonville. He holds seven ICC Certifications and is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp). He has taught code classes at several CA Community Colleges and has been an IBEW electrical apprenticeship instructor. Mike is a member of ICC, IAEI, IBEW and NFPA, and is a Certified General Electrician in the State of California.


September 19, 2018


Los Angeles County of Public Works
900 S. Fremont Avenue (Room C)
Alhambra, CA  91803

Presentation:  TBA

Presenter:  TBA


November 14, 2018 - 2nd Wednesday (changed from 3rd Wednesday due to the day before Thanksgiving):

Location:  TBA

Presentation:  TBA

Presenter:  TBA


Chapter and Division Badges (Members only)

If you are an IAEI Southern California member in good standing, and have not already done so, please pick your badge up at the next meeting. Download the attached MS Word document to create your own custom badge insert with your name and company.  Reminder: Please keep track of your badge. The first one is free. Replacements are available (while supplies last) at a cost of $5 each.

Download file to customize yours (click here)


Contact Information

Leisher, Charles         
c/o Square D Co.   
3030 Saturn St Suite 100
Brea, CA 92821-6271
(909) 612-5406 
fax (859) 817-4705

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