November, 2020

Stay tuned for a new updated website. Our website is several years old and needs to be completely reworked. You may have noticed for the past few months links, photos, and other functions not working or looking the same. This is because the script the site is using is outdated and needs to be replaced. We are working on the situation and the website committee is taking a proposal to the board for approval.


Membership vote coming up for the Michigan chapter board.

Watch your email for your Michigan Ballot for the board election of officers and advisory members. Our members will have until 5:00 PM on December 1st to complete their ballot.  There will not be any additional candidates for the ballot since the ten day prior to the election have passed. 

2021-2022 Nominating Slate

President Pat Falzon
1st Vice President Chris Cleveland
2nd Vice President Don Iverson
3rd Vice President Bert Gale
Treasurer Chris Blackburn
Secretary David Williams


Dean Austin, Tom Bowes, Vince Cooley, Jason Head, Don LaBrenz, Dan Radecki, John Stoudt, Bryan Thomas, Grace Trudell.

Advisory Committee

Rob Brackett, Beau Burton, Brian Carter, John Danic, Paul Knapp, Mel Kooiker, Eric Moore, Mike Schultz, Dave Vallier, Keith Woodcock, Barri Woods.

Ex. Officio Scott Weaver

Western Section Rep Scott Weaver

Michigan Election Voting Link:

A Board meeting will be via Zoom at 2:00 Wednesday, December 2nd.

October, 2020

PA407  rules meeting review from Tom, who has been keeping tabs on developments effecting us. 

Dear IAEI-Michigan Board Members,

I have reviewed the second draft of the proposed rules for Public Act 407. It appears that the Bureau has addressed the concerns that were raised during the first draft review relative to the continuing education requirements that were in the Act 54 Rules. Essentially, the training categories remain the mostly the same, with the formal addition of Plan Review as a category. There is a reduction in the number of required hours of training, from 47 to 34, for electrical inspectors, primarily in the Technical and Specialty categories, with a slight increase in the requirements for Communication and Plan Review. For electrical plan reviewers there is a requirement for an additional six hours of training in the Plan Review category.

The requirements for provisional registration are significantly changed under the proposed rules. This coincides with the Bureau moving to having a testing requirement in order to become registered as an inspector or plan reviewer. This has possible implications for our ongoing Inspectors School efforts, but I don’t think that it is a major concern as people will still be looking for training on the various public acts and other topics that we have been covering in order to prep themselves for the new exams.

There is another public hearing, via Zoom, on October 16th at 9:00 AM. Please let me know if you have any additional thoughts or concerns that should be presented with the representation of IAEI-Michigan as part of the hearing.

Best wishes,


Thomas Bowes

September, 2020

News from BCC

PA 407 rules

The Notice of Public Hearing was approved by the Administrative Rules Division for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Bureau of Construction Codes.
MOAHR ID: 2019-101 LR
Title: Skilled Trades Regulation Rules

The Administrative Code for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs can be viewed by clicking on the following link.
Click Here


Inspectors from BCC will begin issuing tickets for licensing violations. Click link


BCC Trades Connection – September 2020 News letter

Follow this link,4601,7-154-89334_10575_97015_102511—,00.html

Virtual Meeting
September 21-25, 2020

PA-407 Credits for attending 
2020 Virtual Western Section Meeting
Click here to goto Western Section page


June, 2020

Michigan newsletter for June 2020 is available. Follow the link:,4601,7-154-89334_10575_97015_98424—,00.html

Inspector school is postponed until the meeting can be held in a safe manor while following all Covid-19 safe practices.