Independent Electrical Contractors

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Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a non-profit trade organization for merit shop electrical and systems contractors. It works with the industry to establish a free environment for merit shop. It is based in Arlington, Virginia.[1]

Education and training[edit]

IEC provides workforce training for apprentices, journeymen, and foremen, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Training takes place in more than 50 IEC chapter training centers nationwide and is conducted in accordance with the requirements established by the U.S. Department of Labor and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.[citation needed] Graduates of IEC's apprenticeship program are recommended by the American Council of Education to receive up to 41 college credits.[2] IEC chapters offer continuing education courses for professional contractors, including the Certified Professional Electrician Credential.[3]

IEC Foundation[edit]

Founded in 1996, the Independent Electrical Contractors Foundation (IECF) works to fund, promote, and support education in the electrical and communications industries. The IECF works to improve the profession and the quality of life in its members' communities.[4] The IECF has provided over $5 million in cash and equipment to IEC training centers across the country.[citation needed]

OSHA Alliance[edit]

IEC is a member of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance program,[5] which provides members and other industry personnel with information and access to training resources designed to protect employees' health and safety. Its main goal is reducing and preventing exposure to fall and arc flash hazards, which are major areas of concern in the electrical contracting industry.


  1. ^ https://www. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Your Future Success Is Our Top Priority".
  3. ^ "Certified Professional Electrician (CPE)".
  4. ^ "The Independent Electrical Contractors Foundation".
  5. ^ "Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC)".

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