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Electrical and Systems Training Series (ESTS)

The Electrical and Systems Training Series (ESTS) is made up of different units geared towards non-apprentice electricians. This program consists of various refresher courses for experienced electricians. Topics within the ESTS library will include: Motor Controls, Electrical Theory, Code, Blueprint, Electrical Learning, Fire Alarm, and Leadership. Within these overarching areas, there may be more than one section offered. For instance, within Motor Controls, there is currently a 100 and a 200 course. It is important to note that these are stand-alone (approximately) 40-hour courses; an individual does not have to complete every ESTS course offering. Prerequisites may be required, however, to complete a module.

With the development of the ESTS courses, the newly revamped Professional Electricians Program (PEP) will consist of nine of the 15 proposed ESTS courses. PEP will provide an alternative path for those who have electrical experience to gain the classroom knowledge without having to complete the four-year Electrical Apprenticeship Program.

Courses currently available include:

  • Theory I (100)*
    The first of a two-part series covering the aspects of electrical theory needed by electricians and systems technicians. Each course consists of 10 four-hour lessons.
  • Theory II (200)*
    Second of a two-part series covering the aspects of electrical theory needed by electricians and systems technicians. Each course consists of 10 four-hour lessons.
  • Motor Controls I (100)*
    First of a two-part series covering electrical motor control theory, components and systems, control logic, field applications, and troubleshooting. Each course consists of 10 four-hour lessons.
  • Motor Controls II (200)*
    Second of a two-part series covering electrical motor control theory, components and systems, control logic, field applications, and troubleshooting. Each course consists of 10 four-hour lessons.
  • Fire Alarm: NFPA 72-2010 and NFPA 72-2013
    This 48-hour course is intended to provide qualified journeyman electricians and apprentices with the knowledge necessary to work on fire alarm systems.

Check with your local chapter for availability. Upcoming courses are listed below.

Course Name

Description

Current Status

Code I (100)*

This is the first of a three-part course covering the National Electrical Code, which provides the basis of virtually all electrical work.

Currently being beta tested

Leadership I (100)*

This 40-hour course is designed to provide electrical journeyman with the basic leadership skills that he/she needs to be successful as a lead electrician and/or foreman.

Currently being beta tested

Blueprint I (100)*

This course provides the electrician with lessons on how to read and interpret the complete set of construction blueprints and specifications for a construction project.

In development

Code II (200)*

This is the second of a three-part course covering the National Electrical Code, which provides the basis of virtually all electrical work.

Currently being beta tested

Code III (300)*

This is the third of a three-part course covering the National Electrical Code, which provides the basis of virtually all electrical work.

Currently being beta tested

*Required PEP Coursework

Contact Paul Dolenc, IEC National's vice president of Training and Education, for more information.