About the NAED Foundation

The NAED Education and Research Foundation was established in 1969 to further the professional growth of the thousands of people who work in the electrical industry.  We continue to raise the bar of professional growth in the industry by being an authorized provider for IACET, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. 

Our courses are developed and committed to excellence and undergo continual review to ensure quality programs that meet the industry’s needs. These superior standards are demonstrated in our specialized programs such as the Certified Electrical Professional (CEP), Electrical Products Education Course (EPEC), as well as our cutting-edge research.

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What We Do

The NAED Foundation is committed to:

  • Providing a focal point for industry-specific training and development
  • Providing opportunities for our members to enhance their knowledge and expertise in electrical distribution
  • Equipping members with valuable research that can impact the entire channel
  • Moving the supply chain towards optimal efficiency and success


Why Support the Foundation?

The industry's workforce is facing unprecedented changes that will impact the way the channel does business. At the center of this change are the individuals expected to have the highly developed skills needed to perform their jobs with efficiency, accuracy and insight. The NAED Foundation provides the programs needed to maintain the success of the electrical distribution channel.

You can support their work through the 100% tax-deductible fundraising initiatives below.
Future Fund

From October through June, companies can contribute any amount of their choosing to the Foundation's Future Fund. Contributions are unrestricted and support all of the NAED Foundation's products and initiatives, including ongoing education and training development. Click here for more information.

Channel Advantage Partnership (CAP)

Once a company contributes to the CAP fund, they have the opportunity to sit on the CAP Council where they help direct NAED's research topics. CAP contributions are placed in restricted, protected funds to ensure that research is produced annually for NAED membership. Click here for more information.

Planned Giving Program

This program provides an opportunity to leave your mark with the industry and support the efforts of the NAED Foundation. Making a legacy gift to the NAED Foundation can be an important part of your overall retirement and estate strategy. Planned gifts are very flexible can be designed to meet your needs. Download more information.