Member Benefits

 

Take advantage of all of the offerings below to get the most out of your membership.
Click on each category to learn about the program and how you can take advantage of it today.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Association, JOIN TODAY! 

Government Action   Education   Involvement   Products   Services   Conferences   Publications   Consulting Services  

Government Action

  • Grassroots Network - Ensure the voice of the Electrical Contractor is heard for issues that impact the Electrical Industry
  • Help us pass legislation that strengthens the industry and stops regulation that is harmful to your business
  • Ensure that the voice of the electrical contractors is heard on the legislative or regulatory issues that impact the electrical industry
  • Our staff and lobbyists work hard to represent the majority viewpoint of our members from our annual legislative survey results
  • Members receive regular updates during the legislative session
  • Learn more about the Electrical Association's Government Actions efforts here! 

Education

  • The Electrical Association is an approved provider for continuing education credits in multiple states - MN, WI, IA, ND, SD, NE, MT, WY and CO
  • We report continuing ed credits quickly and directly to your state!
  • Excellent trainers with years of experience as contractors and instructors
  • Members enjoy 8 HOURS FREE continuing education training every year from the Electrical Association's scheduled classes (A $155 value!)
  • For those current on their hours, the 8-hour credit is easily applied to another person in your company. (Applicable to contractor shops only; not individual, associate memberships.)
  • Code Training
  • Electrical Exam Prep Training
  • Apprentice Training
  • NFPA 70E Safety Training
  • Private Group Training (Can be customized to your business needs)

Involvement

  • The work of the Association is a job for the entire membership
  • When you join a committee, you are playing an important part in the Association.
  • Our contributions as a committee member can have considerable bearing on the success of the Association
  • Committees derive their power and authority through the Board of Directors of the Association as determined by the by-laws
  • All The Electrical Association committees are advisory to the Board
  • Programs and financial considerations have to be approved by the Board
  • Learn more about the current committees and how to join here

Products

  • 2020 Code Books
  • EZ Tabs
  • Industry Books
  • Business Forms
  • Tools
  • Safety Products
  • Can't find what you're looking for? Contact Alex Hyatt at 612-827-6117 or ahyatt@electricalassociation.com 

401(k) Plan

New in 2021!

By joining the Electrical Association, you the opportunity to offer your employees a 401(k) plan at a fraction of the cost and hassle of operating a single-company-sponsored plan. Fiduciary liability, plan expenses and many administrative activities including audits will be managed by the program! Learn more (pdf) or contact Dan Gardner, FSC Advisor at dgardner@fscadvisor.com or (612) 743-4961.

Health Insurance

New in 2021!


As a member, you have the opportunity to offer your employees a new health insurance plan called Trovia. It allows for a lot of flexibility. It is a pre-tax plan that can reduce your FICA costs and employee's state and federal tax amounts. With this plan it's possible that you could offer your employees more flexibility and coverage while simplifying the paperwork! Learn more (pdf) or contact Gary Helm at gary.helm@northriskpartners.com or (651) 379-7906.

 

Services

By joining the Electrical Association, you will receive many offers and discounts from the Association's Product/Service Members. View the list of discounts below:

Conferences

The Electrical Association hosts three conferences a year that provide you with many networking opportunities.

Publications

The Electrical Association provides numerous publications to keep our members informed and up to date on the latest news in your industry.

The Electrical Association News

  • The only statewide publication that provides the latest information, legislation, safety and business-related issues for the electrical industry
  • It is distributed 6 times during the year to electrical contractors, technology systems contractors, and industry leaders across the state
  • Members also receive the Alert intended for breaking news, important legislative updates and other important developments affecting electrical professionals in Minnesota
  • The Alert is distributed 6 times during the year (in between months when The Electrical Association News is distributed)

The Electrical Association Wage & Benefit Report

  • We survey union and non-union contractors across the state, compiling wage and benefit information by region for licensed electricians and unlicensed apprentices
  • It is published every 2 years
  • All survey respondents receive a free copy
  • It is only available for purchase by Electrical Association members

AWAIR Safety Manual 

  • Receive a complete set of safety program templates set up for an electrical contractor
  • The documents are fully editable to customize for your company
  • FREE for members

Electrical Toolbox Talks

  • A collection of safety talks to use in your safety meetings or salary stuffers for your employees
  • FREE for members

Consulting Services

  • Consultants specialize in a wide variety of topics: registered apprenticeship & prevailing wage, fair labor standard act, workforce development & much more
  • Can't find the answer you're looking for? We can help!
  • Reduce or eliminate liability with the correct guidance
  • Minimize the risk of an audit with correct compliance
  • Prepare for an audit or respond to an allegation of a violation