In the dynamic world of the electrical industry, technologies, codes and standards, and customer requirements are constantly changing. Therefore, in addition to apprentice training, IEC offers continuing education courses that help electrical contracting professionals gain and maintain the essential skills that are necessary to be successful in today’s competitive electrical industry.

What makes IEC’s Apprentice Training Program Successful?
  • Commitment to Quality Education
  • Highly Qualified Educator, Contractor, and Electrician Teaching Teams
  • High-Quality Resource Materials
  • Product Training and Support from Major Equipment Manufacturers 
  • 144 hours of classroom training per year with lectures, demonstrations, labs and homework, and a comprehensive final that must be passed prior to graduating to the next level
  • 2,000 hours on-the-job training per year which is administered by numerous local IEC offices nationwide

IEC’s apprenticeship and training programs have been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau for Apprenticeship & Training and State Apprenticeship Councils for use in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

IEC’s electrical apprenticeship program has also been evaluated by the American Council on Education and awarded college credit equivalency. 

What IEC Offers

IEC offers two, three, and four-year apprenticeship programs to allow participants to gain the knowledge, technical skills, and practical experience necessary to succeed in today’s electrical trade.

Electrical Apprentice Training

While state and local requirements determine the exact duration of training, during a four- to five-year period, an apprentice electrician will receive at least 8,000 hours of paid on-the-job training and a minimum of 576 hours of related technical instruction covering topics such as:

• Safety, First Aid, and CPR • Fire Alarm, Signaling, and Life Safety Systems
• Mechanical Skills • Lighting Systems
• Electrical Skills • Transformers
• Electrical Theory • Motors and Control
• Codes and Standards  
• Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Wiring  

Professional Electricians Program (PEP)

In an eight-module series of courses that can be completed in as little as two years, field-trained journeymen electricians can expand their knowledge through an accelerated course of instruction covering topics such as:

  • Electrical Theory
  • Code
  • Motor Control
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Leadership and Supervision

To learn more about IEC’s apprenticeship program or any of our other education/training courses, please contact your local IEC chapter.