IAEI Iowa Chapter - Events

Spring 2020 Educational Meeting

April 15-17, 2020 - Ames, Iowa

The Iowa Chapter invites all Midwest electrical professionals to attend our Spring 2020 educational meeting.

Attendees will earn CEUs based on 18 hours of technical instruction on Analysis of Changes to the NEC® 2020 and also gain knowledge from meeting some of the best electricians, contractors, inspectors and National Electrical Code® experts in the state. CEUs are available to Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska electricians. Minnesota CEUs are also available, but Minnesota residents will need to apply for CEUs on their own.

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2020 Spring Education Agenda Highlights

Wednesday, April 15

7:00 - 8:00 am - Registration & light breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 am - Opening events
8:15 - 4:30 pm - Analysis of Changes 2020, including breaks & lunch
4:30 - 6:30 pm - Cocktail reception with vendors

Thursday, April 16

7:00 - 8:00 am - Light breakfast
8:00 - noon - Code Quiz & education session
noon - 1:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 pm - Iowa Chapter Business Meeting
1:30 - 5:00 pm - Analysis of Changes 2020 continued, with break
6:00 - 6:30 pm - Cocktail reception
6:30 pm - Banquet, Installation of Officers, Awards

Friday, April 17

7:00 - 8:00 am - Light breakfast
8:00 - 9:45 am - Code Panel
9:45 - 10:00 am - Break
10:00 - 11:00 am - Iowa Electrical Examining Board Update
11:00 - noon - Iowa Chapter General Membership Meeting

    Download full preliminary agenda (PDF)

Curriculum Overview: 

This conference is based upon the book: IAEI Analysis of Changes, NEC® 2020  Learn the most essential changes to the 2020 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC®). Don't let a change in code catch you unaware! Written by our industry experts from the International Office of IAEI with input from our IAEI representatives who sit on the NEC® code-making panels and reviewed by the NFPA, this comprehensive book is a must-have resource you will reference throughout the years. It highlights and explains revisions to residential, commercial, and industrial design and installation requirements and covers four new code articles and significant changes to a variety of requirements.

Four new articles include: Overvoltage Protection, Article 242; Medium Voltage Conductors and Cable, Article 311; Type P Cable, Article 337; and General Requirements for Communications Systems, new Article 800.

Learn about significant changes regarding GFCI protection, grounding conductors, lighting load calculations, surge protection and outdoor emergency disconnects for dwelling units, circuit current rating for switchboards, switchgear, and panelboards, grounding and bonding of HVAC equipment on rooftops, areas covered and not covered in health care facilities, manufactured buildings and relocatable structures, GFPE and GFCI protection at marinas, boatyards and docking facilities, splash pads, and much more. The book contains 296 figures and images to help make these new articles and changes easy to understand.


Registration includes 18 hours of technical instruction and a copy of the book IAEI Analysis of Changes, NEC® 2020, upon which the seminar curriculum is based. Light breakfast provided Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Lunch provided Wednesday & Thursday.

   Meeting Fee: Members $300.00; Non-Members $350.00; Retirees $150.00    
   Individual Banquet Fee:

Hotel & Event Location

Quality Inn - Ames, Iowa Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village Conference Center
2601 East 13th Street, Ames, IA, US, 50010
+1 (515) 232-9260  View info & directions
Group Rate: $96/night
Click for online reservations - Deadline: March 25, 2020

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Upcoming Dates

Fall Meeting 2020 - October 9, 2020 at Northeast Iowa Community College, 1625 Highway 150 South, Calmar, Iowa 52132. NICC serves eight counties in northeast Iowa and surrounding areas. The Calmar campus is located 10 miles south of Decorah on Hwy. 150.

Spring Meeting 2021 - April 14-16, 2021