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Certified Electrical Inspector Certification Program (CEI)
Residential Program (CEI-R)
The Certified Electrical Inspector Program - Residential (CEI-R) certification program consists of a set of eligibility requirements (completed prior to program application), a computer-based examination (with a retest process in the event that you do not pass the test), and a set of re-certification requirements (based on a point system) that must be completed within a three-year time period following the initial certification.
The CEI-R program showcases an individual's knowledge and proficiency with residential electrical inspections and requirements found in NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.
Who is eligible?
Application + FeeThe first step in pursuing the Certified Electrical Inspector Program is to submit the appropriate fee with the complete examination application.
The CEI exam is a four-hour, open-book, multiple-choice exam taken at a Prov location or online at ExamRoom.AI. The exam is based on the 2017 edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code. IAEI's 1- and 2-Family Study Guide is helpful for preparing to take the exam.
Practicum PhaseThe Practicum Phase is designed to ensure that an individual demonstrates experience in the particular field prior to becoming certified. This phase not only ensures that you have relevant job experience, but also provides additional learning opportunities. After passing the examination, applicants have 270 days maximum to complete the field practicum portion of the program, and submit Practicum Phase materials. For the CEI-R program, 20 inspections must be conducted and reported.
Annual Program FeeCertificate holders are assessed an annual program fee of $60 (members) or $85 (non-members), which includes the recertification process. Certificate holders are notified annually by mail when their annual program fee is due. Pay Online >
Recertification RequirementsIn order to maintain your certification, you are required to submit a minimum of sixty (60) points of documented professional development for recertification. The 60 points must be submitted during the 3-year recertification cycle and must be related to the specified electrical inspector profession.
Explanation of Credits
You are required to have a total of 62 overall credits to complete this certification.
Current CEI-R Certificate HoldersView a list of CEI-R Certification Holders. Learn More >