Independent Electrical Contractors of New England
Empowering Electricians Since 1968.


please note that apprenticeship & training classes are cancelled for thursday, november 15, 2018.  this affects 2nd and 4th year classes.  thank you for your patience and understanding that our goal is to keep out students and team or instructors & staff safe.  thank you.



“It was nice talking with you again today register for my annual Continuing Ed class. I think I’ve been dealing with you since I took my test prep class for my journeyman license and my E-1. What impressed me about those classes was how comprehensive they were. At the time, and still to this day, there are a lot of organizations offering single day sessions. I was skeptical of those, given broad scope of our trade. I think the Journeyman program was one (long) night a week for 10 weeks – might have been a little shorter by the time took the E1 class but I went into the test very confident and came out feeling was actually over prepared. I see you are also offering other non-required classes over the years like Solar and Business. I hope to take advantage of one of these some day. I appreciate your focus on quality and recommend you often to younger guys coming up.”

Roger D. (October 10, 2018)


1800 Silas Deane Highway 

Rear Building

Rocky Hill, CT 06067


1800 Silas Deane Highway is a big brick apartment building called Stepny Place (across from Rita’s Ice cream).  Go into the driveway of the apartment building and follow the driveway to the back right of the parking lot.  We are the small brick building with a carport and a flagpole (pictured above).

Please note that all meetings, events, instructors and classes are subject to schedule change with proper notification.  
REFUND POLICY: A full refund, minus a $35.00 administrative fee, will be given if notification of cancellation is made 10 days prior to the training. After that date, no refund will be given and no-shows will not be refunded.  There is a $15 restocking fee for cancelled book orders.  IEC-NE reserves the right to cancel any event that does not meet the minimum registration requirements.         



Pursuant to Connecticut General Statute §29-252, as amended by Public Act 16-215, the

following national model codes, as amended herein, are adopted and shall be known as the 2018

Connecticut State Building Code:



  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2017 NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, of the National Fire Protection Association Inc.
  • 2015 International Residential Code of the International Code Council, Inc.

*****Click here to view the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code Amendments*****


What is IEC New England?

The Independent Electrical Contractors of New England, Inc. (IEC-NE) is the region’s premier trade association representing Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island independent electrical and systems contractors, aggressively working with the industry to establish a free environment for merit shops - a philosophy that promotes the concept of free enterprise, open competition and economic opportunity for all. 

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Upcoming Events and Classes

  Date Time Event Location City Registration
Mon, Nov 19, 2018 11/19/18 4:30pm 2018 CT Continuing Education ~ Late Class (missed 9/30 deadline) IEC New England, Instructor: Frank Gladwin Rocky Hill Register
Wed, Nov 28, 2018 11/28/18 4:00pm IEC New England Executive Committee Meeting IEC New England Office Rocky Hill Call for Details
Fri, Nov 30, 2018 11/30/18 6:00pm HOLIDAY UNDER THE SEA Mystic Aquarium Mystic Register
Wed, Dec 5, 2018 12/5/18 4:00pm IEC New England Board of Directors Meeting IEC New England Office Rocky Hill Call for Details
Fri, Dec 6, 2019 12/6/19 6:00pm Holiday Hoopla - SAVE THE DATE Water’s Edge Resort & Spa Westbrook Call for Details

Latest News From IEC

  • Aug 22, 2018
    According to a U.S. study conducted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation concerning arc flash injury, the most common work task leading to arc flash injury is the replacement of fuses. Many workers do this without turning off the power and verifying that equipment is de-energized. From the study, arc flash injury has also accounted for 29 percent of electrical fatalities from 2003 to 2010 and 36 percent of non-fatal electrical injuries from 2004 to 2013 in the United States.
  • Aug 16, 2018
    The new Building, Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes were approved by the Connecticut Legislative Regulation Review Committee at their meeting July 25. These codes will go into effect on October 1, 2018. The approved Codes are as follows:
  • Aug 8, 2018
    With any luck, you’ve never had to deal with someone vandalizing a job site you’ve worked on in an attempt to sell the wire as scrap. The thieves who do this typically slip (or break) in, cut off any available wire and make a break for it with bits and pieces of wire still hanging in place. In some cases, they actually damage the rest of the structure trying to get as much wire as they can grab. It can be a real blow, both because it comes as a shock and because there’s now a lot of work that has to be redone.
  • Jul 25, 2018
    Electrical fires are sneaky, insidious and often odorless. They don’t produce smoke, so smoke detectors don’t immediately sound an alarm. When faulty or damaged electrical wiring heats up, it slowly begins to smolder. These types of fires can be so slow-burning that it can take months to actually ignite. Even worse, they can be very hard to extinguish once they take hold. It makes sense that the best approach is to prevent electrical fires instead of having to deal with one.
  • Jul 17, 2018
    IN THIS EDITION: Workforce Policy IEC Participates in Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus Roundtable Perkins Legislation Advances in the Senate Labor Policy More Threatening Labor Legislation Introduced Supreme Court Rules Against Public Sector Unions Political Education Fund “College Night” at the IEC Convention
  • Jul 11, 2018
    Electrical Construction and Maintenance Power management company Eaton has issued a product safety bulletin for certain Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches intended for use in heavy commercial, utility, and industrial applications. The safety switches referenced in the bulletin can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to risk of serious bodily injury or death.
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