Our Association

Our Association

International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) has, since 1928, been a core leader in the electrical industry and has actively promoted safe products and safe installations. Active members and partners in the association include many diverse groups, including electrical inspectors, testing agencies, standards organizations, manufacturers, distributors, installers and contractors. The association has a long and recognized history in comprehensive training in and promotion of safe products, electrical installations and inspections in order to ensure compliance with electrical codes and standards. More than 6,000 individuals participate in certification and upgrading training sessions in the U. S. and Canada each year. IAEI training is conducted through the International Office, Sections and local IAEI chapters and divisions. The International Office provides publications, certification testing, and training. IAEI was incorporated as a 501(c)6 in 1929 in the state of Illinois and re-incorporated in the state of Texas in 2003.

Mission Statement

IAEI, as the keystone of the electrical industry, is a membership driven, non-profit association promoting electrical safety throughout the industry by providing premier education, certification of inspectors, advocacy, partnerships and expert leadership in Electrical Codes and Standards development.


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A capital improvement campaign will allow us to better serve our members and industry partners. A successful capital improvement campaign will result in the purchase of a new IO building and will incorporate green technology and energy efficiency, depending on the real estate market. This will allow IAEI to expand onsite training and to more effectively host industry meetings. Equally important, a successful capital improvement campaign will enable us to upgrade technology in order to increase production of vital publications, to implement learning delivery programs as well as to strengthen administrative functions.

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IAEI has long been a core leader in safeguarding persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity through inspecting equipment, materials, installations or procedures. As one of the very first industry leaders in the development and implementation of electrical training, IAEI strives to develop and deliver up-to-the minute training for the industry. We are dedicated to the highest standards in workmanship and safety in compliance to the electrical standards. We invite corporations, foundations and all those who share our values to help IAEI promote electrical safety by participating as a Sustaining Member. In doing so, you can take advantage of the prominent recognition IAEI offers its corporate and training.

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For more than 80 years, IAEI has been teaching training classes for various organizations, including: American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) , International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). IAEI also develops and implements training for our international training partners. Rounding out the IAEI training portfolio are our partners in the field of formal education and government for whom we have developed and provided electrical education.

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Since 1928, the IAEI has brought unbiased focus to interpreting the National Electrical Code and the Canadian Electrical Code, and to teaching safe installation and use of electricity. Composed originally of only electrical inspectors, membership in the IAEI quickly included any persons or organizations in the electrical industry who wished to focus on safety. It is this common code forum provided by IAEI that qualified it to properly refer to itself as the keystone of the electrical industry—that interlocking mechanism which ties the supporting pieces together.

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IAEI supports two members of each code-making panels, and members are encouraged to write proposals or comments for code issues. Code-making panel representatives support official IAEI proposals at panel meetings, in the letter ballots, in all comments on voting action and in public meeting.

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The IAEI press room is designed to serve as a resource for media and those interested in the latest IAEI news and information. Please feel free to download and use any of the brochures, videos, or press releases.

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As clean-ups from natural disasters begins, IAEI understands that sometimes the local inspectors or building officials need help. Find tips and white papers on dealing with flooding and evaluating water-damaged electrical equipment.

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This section is designed to be an operation and development resource for local committee members. These documents, templates and tools include: membership applications, change of address and event planning information; logo request forms and trademark usage guide; and meeting planning guide that includes items such as sample meeting agendas and budgets.

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We advocate by uniting members around the world to work on the most important issues facing the profession. We initiate and manage programs with governmental and non-governmental agencies, presenting industry positions and supporting documentation on key issues.


Find a local section, chapter, or division in your area. IAEI meetings allow electrical inspectors, electricians, and other electrical industry professionals to network and discuss issues related to electrical safety



If you have any questions about IAEI, please feel free to contact us. We are always looking for ways to better serve our members.