IEC offers a Webinar Series focused on topics directly related to your electrical contracting business. As part of the IEC Training Advantage, these webinars are complimentary to all IEC members.   

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a CAE Approved Provider. The webinar(s) designated below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. It will be the responsibility of the attendee to document the contents of this webinar to submit to ASAE. Every webinar that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and IEC will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit Attendees will receive 1 CAE per webinar.


Upcoming Webinars 

May 29, 2-3 p.m. ET

Post-COVID Technology and Trends in Estimating Software

Estimating technology is one of the most important options in your company, and technology is a consistently moving target. Post–Covid contractors need to be aware of how to utilize this new technology when it becomes available. This session will review how to manage drawings electronically for time and cost savings; perform digital takeoff quickly and accurately, and show different ways to wrap up the bid and manage the job. With the "cloud," this session will also touch on software access and options for your estimating and project management. Get caught up on what's new in the Estimating Software world!

Meet the Presenter

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Description automatically generatedPaul Wheaton is the vice president of Sales for McCormick Systems. He has worked closely with the newer development of McCormick and is on the front line of computerized estimating. Paul instructs on the McCormick line of estimating products and develops procedures for e-learning. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and is Project Management certified. Paul has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences, trade association meetings, and previously with IEC.

June 3, 2-3 p.m. EDT
Quarterly Education Program and Product Review

Join Paul Dolenc, IEC National VP of Education & Training, for a review of IEC National's Educational Programs & Products on June 3rd  at 2pm EST. This quarterly webinar will include a review of the 2020 four-year curriculum update – detailing the changes to the CMS, highlighting the New Worker, Fire Alarm, and Leadership Module, as well as other updates like book ordering, the Apprentice of the Year Competition, and the 2020 Virtual Instructor Conference. We will also review what's on the roadmap for 2020 and how you can best participate.

June 4, 2-3 p.m. ET
Identify and Reduce Social Engineering Attacks

Cybercriminals often take advantage of significant current events to increase activity. The entire world is experiencing such an event and cybercriminals have found more opportunity. The sudden increase in teleworking expands the target for bad guys to strike. This course will explore social engineering attacks.  These attacks include email phishing, phone scams, and text smishing. This presentation addresses the user’s online behavior to :

  • Recognize social engineering manipulative techniques that trick victims.
  • Become aware of available controls/Commit to implement them
  • Provide an overview of the cybersecurity landscape within the construction industry

June 10, 2-3 p.m.
Intro to Grounding and Bonding

This session is an introduction to both grounding and bonding, a basic idea of what they are, the difference between the two, and ways to optimize both.

Meet the Presenter

After a tour of duty as an Avionics technician in the U.S.Marine Corp, Phill Carter spent the next 20 years installing, servicing, and maintaining medical imaging equipment while doing some side work in design and consulting. This was followed by 10 years of teaching mathematics in public schools. Phill joined ABB as a senior technical trainer and is now a program training manager for the Customer Experience Training Team for ABB Electrification in the U.S.

June 15, 4-5 p.m. ET
COVID-19 Legal Update for IEC Contractors

Join IEC for this critical labor and HR legal update from expert Phillip Russell of Ogletree Deakins. This one-hour session has been designed for IEC electrical contractors throughout America to provide the latest insights and guidance during the pandemic, including issues around reopening and returning to work. Tune-in for this information-rich webinar to tune-up your policies and procedures. #WeAreIEC

Meet the Presenter

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Description automatically generatedPhillip Russell is board certified in labor and employment law by the Florida Bar. He is a practical labor and employment lawyer who represents businesses in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including workplace safety and health (OSHA), traditional labor relations (staying union-free), unfair competition and trade secrets litigation, employment litigation defense, and advising and counseling employers on workplace legal compliance issues. Phillip represents clients in the construction, staffing, technology, manufacturing, banking, and other industries. He is also a nationally recognized speaker and author on labor and employment law issues.