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.

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.
  • Here's a link to a Maryland Smoke Detector Flyer by Fire Marshal of Anne Arundel County, MD.

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

CMP 5 - Bonding & Grounding

DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 {Snow? Check or 301-725-5300 in case of really bad weather.}

Two changes:
LOCATION: We'll be at the Pool Meeting room at 901 Main Street, Laurel MD 20707 on the evening of Wednesday, March 20, not at the Fellowship Hall attached to the police station.   

AHJs' Thinking: We'll have an optional Code forum beforehand, at 5:15 pm, where anyone can bring a Code issue to sound out inspectors' thoughts.
Not discussing specific installations  per se, we'll talk about different perspectives on how to interpret and enforce confusing or troubling bits of the NEC. We may have a lively discussion, or maybe nobody will bring anything much to talk over. If that's the case, we'll socialize informally, as usual, till the program on grounding and bonding starts at 5:30.

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

PROGRAM: Grounding and Bonding - 2017 NEC. Here's what we can look forward to learning about: a review of 2017 NEC Article 250, parts I-VII, with some discussion of anticipated changes for 2020.
Our presenter will be Scott Harding, President/CEO of F. B. Harding, Inc. Electrical Contractors. He graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, Scott worked for RTKL Associates, a large architectural/engineering firm for 2-1/2 years as an electrical engineer. He then returned to the family business where he had worked many years while growing up and in school. He is currently a Principal member on CMP 5 representing the Independent Electrical Contractors. Scott has served on CMP-5 for the 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, and 2020 cycles. He is also a long-time member of IAEI.

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

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.