The George Washington Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors welcomes you to our website. Here you will find everything you will need to know regarding our chapter, members, and the electrical industry.

This chapter encompasses Washington, D.C. and most of Maryland.

Continuing Education credits are provided for those current members who attend a full session and sign in properly. In July, 2008, we were officially added to the list of approved Continuing Education providers by the Prince George's County Board of Registration for Master Electricians, Journeyman Electricians, Apprentice Electricians, Electrical Contractors, and Electrical Subcontractors. Here's a link for our current activity. The full version of the minutes of all our meetings to date can be found on the current activity page. 

Here's a link to an extended obituary of Art Hesse, our chapter's godfather.

If you have questions or comments about this web page, please call the Chapter secretary at 301-699-8833, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. If we're out, please use the voicemail. Voicemail is quite reliable except when there's an outage. For other local questions, contact either him or one of the other officers listed below.

Use this link to email the chapter.

One point, though. We are a gathering of colleagues with similar goals. Therefore, I hope that if you find any problem or error on this site (even a typographical error) you will take a moment to report it. Even better, describe how you believe we can convey the correct information.

Forthcoming Events

Our next meeting takes place November 15, 5:30 PM.

The program is being planned; stay tuned. 

Besides the program, we'll have a very brief Treasurer's report. We'll also distribute Continuing Education certificates to members who earned them by attending previous programs.

We will meet by 5:30 PM in Classroom 1-2 of the Prince George's Community College’s Westphalia Training Center at 9109 Westphalia Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. (That's maybe a mile north on Westphalia Road from where it leaves Pennsylavania Avenue just east of 495.)

Westphalia campus Westphalia campus, other side

While the program will begin promptly at 5:30, a number of us collect a little earlier to schmooz, hobnob, hang out.

You’re of course welcome to bring any colleague along, member or non-member. The learning is available to all, even though only members--including people who sign up that evening--gain CEUs.

IAEI George Washington Chapter



Chapter Founder: Art Hesse

Chapter Activities | Minutes

Contact Information

Shapiro,  David E.
114 Northway Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 699-8833
9 am - 9 pm; You also can fax, but only by pre-arrangement--there've been too many robofaxes. His web site is:

President: Robert Welborne

Past President: vacant.

Vice President and Membership Director: KarlMirpanah


Our purpose is to further electrical safety, and in particular to foster electrical education and the uniform application of electrical standards. About a third of us are electrical inspectors, mostly working for local governments, but including quite a few third-party inspectors. The other two-thirds are contractors or their employees, engineers, consultants, and representatives of organizations that support IAEI. (The ratio of inspectors to contractors is reversed in our Canadian section; go figure.)

As of Fall 2016, we had 40 local members. We welcome others who might consider joining IAEI. Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday evenings of January, March, May, September, and November. We normally take care of chapter business and then enjoy an educational program.