Lisa Bascom – Guest Contributor
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Inaugural seminar in the renovated IAEI facility, January 11, 2019

Richardson, TEXAS – January 22, 2019 – CEO David Clements announced that the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) will resume its electrical seminars in its extensively renovated Richardson, Texas training facility. These seminars are open to the public. 

“We’re pleased to have our training facility and offices ready to host seminar participants and members,” said Mr. Clements. “Seminar participants will not only meet their continuing education goals with IAEI seminars, they’ll do so in a comfortable new setting with great instructors who have years of experience as electricians, inspectors, and instructors.”

About the Seminars

The next seminar is Friday, January 25 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on the topic of One- and Two-Family Dwelling Electrical Systems. Particularly helpful and valuable for inspectors, contractors, electricians, and students, this seminar assists attendees in learning to make more accurate, thorough, and safe installations and inspections of one- and two-family dwellings. The seminar is based on a comprehensive book of the same name that explains in clear, concise language the installation, design, and inspection of electrical systems in dwellings. Both 2017 NEC and 2018 IRC requirements are referenced in this book. IAEI is an IACET accredited training organization. These four-hour seminars are TDLR-approved for TDLR CEUs and approved for 4 hours of IAEI and ICC Preferred Provider CEUs towards certification renewals.

To learn more about IAEI, visit Register for a seminar by contacting Debbie Wills at 800.786.4234, come by our facility at 901 Waterfall Way, Suite 602, Richardson, TX 75080, or register online. Advance registration is $60.

Other seminars are available on topics such as common electrical calculations, grounding and bonding, changes to the National Electrical Code® (revised every three years), and more.

About the Instructor

IAEI is pleased to announce that the instructor for this seminar will be Joseph Wages, Jr., the Technical Advisor, Education, Codes and Standards for IAEI. He represents IAEI on NFPA’s NEC Code Making Panel-2 for the 2020 NEC. He previously represented IAEI on NFPA’s National Electrical Code, Code Making Panel-3 for the 2014 and 2017 NEC. He also serves on the UL Electrical Council and on several UL Technical Standard Panels.

Joseph serves as the staff liaison for IAEI with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), with Professional Affordable Continuing Education (PACE), and with the National Association of State Contractors Licensed Association (NASCLA). The IREC partnership helps distribute training to inspectors and installers for Code-compliant Photovoltaic installations. Joseph is an ICC Certified Building Official and holds certifications as building plans examiner, building inspector, chief building code analyst, and one and two-family dwelling inspector. He is also an IAEI Certified Electrical Inspector for one- and two-family dwellings.

Joseph served on the State of Arkansas Apprenticeship Coordinating Steering Committee for four years. Prior to his employment at IAEI, Joseph was Chief Electrical Inspector of Siloam Springs, Arkansas for 15 years. He served as Secretary/Treasurer and Education Chairman for the IAEI Arkansas Chapter from 2008-2012 and is also a past-president for the Arkansas Chapter. He is a graduate of both the University of Arkansas/Fort Smith and the Northwest Technical Institute Arkansas Construction Education Foundation (ACEF) Apprenticeship Program. Joseph holds a master electrical license, working as an electrician for several years. He has taught electrical apprenticeship training programs for the ACEF and electrical training seminars for the IAEI Arkansas Chapter. Joseph is currently an Instructor for the International Office of IAEI.

About IAEI

IAEI 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.