Canadian CEI Program - Electrical Installation (EI)
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Canadian Certified Electrical Inspector (CCEI) Professionals

Electrical Installation (EI) 

The purpose of the Canadian CEI Electrical Installations program is to certify a national standard for all persons regularly engaged in the inspection of or the technical supervision of inspectors. Must have in-depth knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code and amendments and must be familiar with standard Canadian wiring practices. IAEI Professional members who are Inspectors, interested in writing an exam, must complete the CCEI application and submit the required fees. In addition to being an IAEI member, applicants must meet other general, experience, and training requirements.  

Program Benefits

  • Recognition as proficient in Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) practices and concepts
  • Promote professional development
  • Improve your job performance
  • Position yourself for career advancement
  • Certificate from a Nationally recognized Certification Program
IAEI Membership
You must be an IAEI member with an inspector status to apply to write for the exam. If you are not an IAEI member, join today!
Download the application, fees, required documentation and other information. You may request information via email at You can also call the IAEI Certification division at 1-800-786-iaei (4234) for personal service. When submitting CCEI applications, be sure to include the $125 examination fee for each exam category requested. Individuals must complete the Canadian CEI application and submit it along with the appropriate fees to:
Canadian CEI Program
PO Box 830848
Richardson TX 75083-0848
The Board of Examiners will review all applications. Upon the receipt of a qualified application for certification and all necessary supporting documentation and fees, the applicant will be scheduled to write examination(s) in the approved certification categories. Effort will be made to arrange for the examination to be written as near as feasible to the applicant’s location. Download Application > 
Exams are each uniquely composed of questions of equal difficulty, chosen at random by computer. All exams are three (3) hours in duration. The minimum pass score is 75%. Applicants are required to supply their own copy of the current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 (CSA C22.1). Applicants writing the product approvals category exam are also required to supply their own copy of CSA Special Publication 2009 SPE-1000. Upon successful completion of the necessary examination(s), an applicant will be issued a Canadian Certified Electrical Inspector certificate suitable for framing and a pocket card showing the certification expiration date. Certified Electrical Inspectors are entitled to add the initials "C.E.I.” after their name on business cards and letters. Re-examination is available at an additional cost of $125 per attempt. To retake the exam, you must complete and submit the exam application along with the retake exam fee. Learn More > 
Enrollment Complete
After you have completed the exam, you'll receive your certification. Welcome to the CCEI-EI Program!


Renewal Information
Certification is valid for three (3) years. In order to ensure continued professional development, all certified electrical inspectors are required to continue with a self-administered program of professional development. 
Continuing Education Requirements
The renewal requirement for the CCEI program is 22 hours of training including:
  • 18 Technical CEUs - e.g., code, fuse co-ord, hazardous locations, etc.
  • 4 Non-technical - e.g., safety, first aid, communication skills, etc.

Recertification Fee
Your recertification fee must be paid prior to re-certification. You can pay online or by contacting us at (800) 786-4234.  Pay Online >

Explanation of Credits

You are required to have a total of 24 overall credits to complete this certification.

  • 22 CEU credits, with a minimum of 18 CEUs being technically related or 4 non-technical related CEUs
  • 1 credit after you have paid the renewal fee (FEE)
  • 1 credit for participation in the program (CCEI-EI Certification)


Current CCEI-EI Certificate Holders
View a list of CCEI-EI Certification Holders. Learn More >