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The IAEI staff is here to provide its members with the tools and assets to recruit new members, such as the newly updated membership application you will find in this magazine, along with the list of member benefits.

Multiple electrical apprenticeship programs are available throughout the U.S. In this issue, we reached out to two training providers for their perspectives on training the future electrical professionals (NECA and IEC).

The electrical training ALLIANCE (etA) and over 270 training centers (schools) located throughout the United States and Canada offer tremendous opportunities for those interested in a career in the electrical industry. 

Let's talk with Zackary Jarmon, Training Director for IEC Fort Worth Tarrant County Chapter, and how the school is set up for training.

Chickasaw citizens can earn trade certifications through classroom, workshop and on-the-job training opportunities. Chickasaw Institute of Technology offers employment preparation for in-demand careers.

When a school or part of a school is designated as an emergency shelter, it upgrades the school to a Risk Category IV.

Educational institutions often have the same requirements as most commercial facilities. However, there are a few special requirements that need to be considered.

Ensuring that you have the right physical tools, NEC knowledge, as well as personal safety and intangible tools, are all critical for being the best inspector you can be.

What is the defining difference between an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and a battery energy storage system (ESS?)

This article presents a practical perspective on power quality (PQ) studies in commercial buildings, highlighting their significance, implementation methods, and potential benefits.

To play this game, you need a sharp eye, a quick mind and a 2023 National Electrical Code book. The NEC can be accessed for free at (Fill-in-the-blank questions are looking for the exact word(s) used in the NEC.)

How can you choose the right backup generator for your commercial facility? Here are some important factors to consider to help you choose the best backup generator.

By actively promoting generator safety and reliability, electrical inspectors contribute to the protection of personnel, prevention of accidents, and the uninterrupted functioning of critical systems.

What the Data Shows in AC Impedance, DC Resistance, and Splicing

Let’s take a look at eight recent questions regarding Canadian provisions for emergency lighting.