The George Washington Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors welcomes you to our website. This chapter encompasses Washington, D.C. and most of Maryland.

Our May 20 Meeting to go Online - Please Register - See Details

  2 hours of IACET- and ICC-approved CEUs for all IAEI members!

Coronavirus Update for Washington, D.C. - licenses extended

As of March 25, 2020, Washington, D.C. is finally instituting their version of lockdown. Permit activities will continue, online. Professional licenses that are expiring are automatically extended till 45 days after they declare the State of Emergency over.

Coronavirus Update for Maryland - licenses extended

If you have a professional--or even a driver's--license expiring during the state of emergency, you can chill. See details on the Maryland Licenses-Permits-Registration link.

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Everyone's welcome: AHJ and TPI inspectors and plan reviewers, electricians, engineers, and home inspectors.... 
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.

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.

Forthcoming Events

Forensic Investigation of Fires and Electrical Incidents - WEBINAR!

We’re doing it online–complete with CEUs for any IAEI member who registers in time and attends the whole program.
We do need to have some people sign up soon, to give us some idea of attendance. Register now by sending in your name, chapter, and your IAEI member number. If you don’t have your member number handy, look it up before the class.

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

TIME: We'll start at 5:00 pm with social time. Business and introductions begin at 5:30 pm; the program goes from 5:30-7:30 or so. (We’ll start on time, but if you happen to run late, you’re still welcome.)

LOCATION: ONLINE WEBINAR - PLEASE REGISTER TO GET THE LINK - Register Now  (Email your name to receive the link; also email your IAEI member number to receive CEUs.)

WHO: Everyone's welcome: AHJ and TPI inspectors and plan reviewers, electricians, engineers, and home inspectors. IAEI members will receive 2 hours of IACET- and ICC-approved CEUs. Join at WWW.IAEI.ORG

PROGRAM: Forensic Investigation of Fires and Electrical Incidents 
    How do investigators figure out whether wiring really was responsible?
    How do they work with electricians and inspectors?
    How can we avoid spoiliation–meaning how can we keep possible evidence intact?
    –and more.   View Agenda

PRESENTERS: We’re going to hear from two PEs who are serious experts: Matt Benefer and Robert Neary, of SEA Limited. One’s a Master Electrician and former Electrical Contractor, trained in forensic investigations; the other is an experienced graduate fire engineer doing similar work.   View Presenter Bios

Our meeting location is currently closed due to the pandemic. But that’s not going to stop us.


Save these dates: September 16 & November 18

If you have ideas about promising presenters and desirable programs, let's hear them.

IAEI George Washington Chapter



Chapter Founder: Art Hesse


Bylaws (pdf)

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: Karl Mirpanah

Second Vice President: Michael Thomas


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 Wednesday evenings of January, March, May, September, and November. We normally take care of chapter business and then enjoy an educational program.