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Academy of Electrical Contracting

The Academy of Electrical Contracting was established in Philadelphia On October 11, 1968. On that date, the Board of Governors of the National Electrical Contractors Association authorized the addition of Article XI to the NECA Bylaws, thus establishing the Academy to recognize exceptional and outstanding service to the electrical contracting industry.

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Purpose of the Academy

The Academy of Electrical Contracting honors outstanding leaders in the electrical contracting industry, and it preserves and utilizes their wealth of experience and knowledge for the benefit of the industry.

Fellows of the Academy have rendered exceptional service to the industry and the National Electrical Contractors Association and that service is continued and enhanced through their fellowship in the Academy. This is accomplished through the Academy’s Working Group, special papers presented by Fellows, participation in the Annual Meeting and the general camaraderie among Fellows.

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Academy Rules

Rules of the Academy of Electrical Contracting

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Academy Leadership

2022 Academy Board of Directors & Past Leaders

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Academy Annual Meeting

An Annual Meeting is held in May or June each year where Fellows and their spouses/guests gather to attend programs and networking activities.

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Academy Papers

Academy papers pertaining to relevant topics in the industry are presented by Fellows at each Annual Meeting.

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Academy Nomination Portal

The Academy of Electrical Contracting is always seeking to add qualified individuals to Academy Fellowship - by honoring them for their “outstanding and exceptional” services rendered to the electrical contracting industry.

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Academy Medal

Many of the Academy’s activities, functions, and aspirations are explicitly symbolized in the device.

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Academy Emeritus Status Form

Since 1990, the Academy has a status for those previously honored Fellows that are no longer able to meet the requirements of the Academy for reasons of age, health or financial condition.

 


The NECA Board of Governors adopted an amendment to the NECA Bylaws on October 23, 1999 which permitted some changes to the Academy Rules. Subsequently the NECA Bylaws were restated on October 16, 2004 and what was Article XI became Article XIII.

The specific language follows:
Article XIII The Academy of Electrical Contracting
There shall be established and maintained, within the Association, an Academy of Electrical Contracting. There may be admitted to the Academy, as Fellows, individuals whose services to the electrical contracting industry are so exceptional and outstanding as to be deserving of the highest honor and recognition. The Academy may adopt such operating rules and procedures, and engage in such activities, as are consistent with the Bylaws of the Association, and are approved by the Board of Governors.