Our Association

Our Association

International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit professional trade association committed to public safety from electrical hazards by providing expert, unbiased leadership in electrical code and standards development and premier education and certification for electrical professionals. IAEI was established in and has been in continuous operation since 1928.

Active members and partners in the association include electrical inspectors and multi-hat inspectors, electrical installers and contractors, testing agencies, standards organizations, manufacturers, and distributors.

Our Mission

Educate and equip electrical professionals while unifying the industry to promote electrical safety.

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IAEI has long been a core leader in safeguarding persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity through inspecting equipment, materials, installations or procedures. As one of the very first industry leaders in the development and implementation of electrical training, IAEI strives to develop and deliver up-to-the minute training for the industry. We are dedicated to the highest standards in workmanship and safety in compliance to the electrical standards. We invite corporations, foundations and all those who share our values to help IAEI promote electrical safety by participating as a Group Member & Sponsor or Contributor. In doing so, you can take advantage of the prominent recognition IAEI offers its corporate and training partners.

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For more than 80 years, IAEI has been teaching training classes for various organizations, including: American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) , International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). IAEI also develops and implements training for our international training partners. Rounding out the IAEI training portfolio are our partners in the field of formal education and government with whom we have developed and provided electrical education.

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Since 1928, the IAEI has brought unbiased focus to interpreting the National Electrical Code and the Canadian Electrical Code, and to teaching safe installation and use of electricity. Composed originally of only electrical inspectors, membership in the IAEI quickly included any persons or organizations in the electrical industry who wished to focus on safety. It is this common code forum provided by IAEI that qualified it to properly refer to itself as the keystone of the electrical industry—that interlocking mechanism which ties the supporting pieces together.

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IAEI supports two members of each code-making panels, and members are encouraged to write proposals or comments for code issues. Code-making panel representatives support official IAEI proposals at panel meetings, in the letter ballots, in all comments on voting action and in public meeting.

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The IAEI press room is designed to serve as a resource for media and those interested in the latest IAEI news and information. Please feel free to download and use any of the brochures, videos, or press releases.

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As clean-ups from natural disasters begin, IAEI understands that sometimes the local inspectors or building officials need help. Find tips and white papers on dealing with flooding and evaluating water-damaged electrical equipment.

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These documents define the Association.

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We advocate by uniting members around the world to work on the most important issues facing the profession. We initiate and manage programs with governmental and non-governmental agencies, presenting industry positions and supporting documentation on key issues.


Find a local section, chapter, or division in your area. IAEI meetings allow electrical inspectors, electricians, and other electrical industry professionals to network and discuss issues related to electrical safety.



If you have any questions about IAEI, please feel free to contact us. We are always looking for ways to better serve our members.