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.

  • Next Meeting

  • Here's a link for our minutes. 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.

Forthcoming Events

January 16 meeting:  CMP 7 (old CMP 19) Code from 2017 to 2020

DATE: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 {Snow? Check or 301-725-5300 in case of really bad weather.}

TIME: We'll start gathering around 5:15 in the afternoon; 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: Partnership Hall attached to the City of Laurel Police Station, 811 Fifth St., Laurel, MD 20707 (handy to 95 & the ICC)
WHO: Everyone's welcome.         IAEI members receive IACET- and ICC-approved CEUs. Join at WWW.IAEI.ORG

This next meeting features a presentation by Code-Making Panel member Wesley Wheeler, who's returned from evaluating proposed changes to the 2017 NEC®, and related comments.

Here's what we can look forward to learning about:

  • Relocatable Structures
  • Equipotential Plane - Agricultural Buildings
  • Equipotential Bonding and Bonding of Non-Current-Carrying Metal Parts
  • Electrical Datum Plane:
    • Floating Piers
    • Subject to Tidal Fluctuations
    • Not Subject to Tidal Fluctuations
  • GFPE and GFCI Requirements in Manufactured Buildings, Agricultural Buildings, Mobile Homes, RVs and RV Parks, Park Trailers and Marinas
    • Applications and General Requirements
    • Feeder and Branch Circuit protection for Marinas

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

Heads-up: we have been invited to continue meeting in Laurel next year, and have several presenters lined up already. Stay tuned.

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


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.