IAEI Welcomes New Education, Codes and Standards Coordinator

Richardson, TX — CEO Dave Clements announced recently that IAEI has added Joseph Wages, Jr., as codes and standards coordinator in the Education Department.

In this role, Mr. Wages’ primary responsibility is overseeing the day-to-day operations of IAEI’s seminar activities, which include negotiating contracts, supplying instructors, and scheduling. IAEI offers both corporate on-site seminars and in-house seminars, both of which qualify for continuing education units (CEUs). IAEI is an IACET-recognized CEU provider and is approved for licensing education in most states.

Additionally, Joseph (commonly called Jody) will be involved with maintaining and updating seminar materials, answering NEC Code questions, assisting IAEI chapter and division secretaries with educational questions, and assisting with IAEI’s two U. S. certification programs — Certified Electrical Inspector (CEI) and NCPCCI.

Prior to joining IAEI, Jody has been an electrician, an inspector and an instructor, working in all phases of the electrical trade. He began work with Multi-Craft Contractors in Springdale, Arkansas, and later worked in the light commercial/industrial phases for many years, visiting several industrial facilities in the Northwest Arkansas area.

He taught for the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation and for IAEI through the Arkansas Chapter. He has served as president, education chairman, secretary and treasurer of IAEI Arkansas Chapter during the past fifteen years. Jody also serves on the Underwriters Laboratories Electrical Council and on NFPA’s National Electrical Code (NEC) Code-Making Panel 3, as an alternate to Robert Walsh.

Jody has also been active on the community level as a member of the Springdale/Fayetteville Elks Club and of North Springdale Gideon’s International. He worked with Habitat for Humanity as their electrical contractor for projects in the Springdale and Fayetteville area. He was able to use electricians with little or no residential wiring knowledge to help the organization wire houses. “It was a win/win situation,” he says.

Jody majored in microbiology at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith campus. After deciding he didn’t wish to be a doctor, he joined the electrical industry where he acquired a strong background in both residential and commercial installations, inspections and in electrical training.

IAEI invites you to welcome Jody and to contact him with any seminar needs.

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.

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