National Member Benefits

Training, Management Education & Workforce Development

  • Nationally recognized 4-year apprentice training program to develop qualified and productive employees
  • Dozens of IEC University management education sessions at the Annual National Convention
  • IEC University Electrical Project Management Institute offered in partnership with Purdue University
  • IEC University eCampus: hundreds of online courses covering safety, technical issues, business skills, and more

Communication Tools

  • Insights Magazine (published 8 times per year) addresses emerging market trends, federal government activities, contractor success stories, new product information, buyers guides, and more
  • Annual National Member Directory
  • Members-only access to the IEC National website provides valuable safety resource information and a variety of powerful tools to enhance your productivity and profitability

Code & Safety Information & Representation

  • FREE Safety Manual for all new members (a $150 value)
  • IEC represents the industry in development of the National Electrical Code (NEC); National Electrical Safety Code; NEMA, UL, and NECA standards; and various regional and national building code conferences
  • IEC represents the industry to OSHA, MSHA and other federal agencies regulating workplace safety
  • IEC Technical Committee members can answer your questions about codes and standards

Industry Partner & Affinity Programs

  • Industry partner relationships provide access to the industry’s leading manufacturers, distributors, and service companies and their newest products and services
  • Worker’s compensation, liability, and property insurance coverage through a partnership with CNA – specialized insurance is also available, including equipment and labor coverage
  • Discounted car lease/purchase and fleet maintenance/management programs through Enterprise Fleet Services, and discounted business auto insurance from Allstate Insurance.
  • Discounted cellular telephone service from Sprint
  • Platinum Plus MasterCard credit card with preferred rates from Bank of America

Networking & Business Development

  • “Find an Electrical Contractor” search engine on the IEC website helps promote and market your company and locate IEC contractors and associate members
  • Forums enable groups of non-competing contractors to share “best practices” in a non-competing atmosphere
  • Task forces and committees allow you to work with other members on critical issues facing the electrical industry and IEC

Public Relations & Federal Government Advocacy

  • Representation of merit shop workforce issues, including state and federal employment regulations, project labor agreements, union activities (salting), association health plans, and employment discrimination
  • Political Action Committee (PAC) and Political Educational Fund (PEF) provide advocacy support in Washington on behalf of IEC members
  • Participation in state and federal apprentice advisory boards
  • Industry Career Awareness Program – working with organizations such as Skills USA and Vocational Industrial Clubs of America raise student awareness of career opportunities in the electrical contracting industry
  • Award programs that recognize excellence and achievements of IEC members and chapters
  • Legal counsel – guidance and advice regarding labor law issues

Convention & Meetings (Member Discounts Apply)

  • Annual National Convention provides opportunities for you to share ideas, analyze industry trends, and attend management & industry-related sessions
  • Electric Expo tradeshow provides hands-on access to the latest products from the industry’s leading manufacturers and distributors
  • Legislative Conference provides updates on legislative issues that affect your business and the greater electrical industry and provides an opportunity to meet with elected officials
  • Leadership Conference offers unique educational and training opportunities for IEC chapter leadership and contractor members

Sale Items (Member Discounts Apply)

  • Textbooks, manuals, and videos in the areas of safety and management/workforce training
  • Safety materials such as the IEC Jobsite Safety Handbook
  • OSHA’s Construction Industry Regulations in an easy-to-read format
  • IEC logo apparel to assist in outfitting your employees