Be Recognized as an Advanced Electrician
Obtaining an IEC Certified Professional Electrician (CPE) demonstrates a professional has deep understanding and appreciation for the electrical industry. Graduates of the Four-Year IEC Apprentice Training Program or DOL journeymen who work for an IEC contractor are eligible to earn the distinction of being an IEC CPE. Individuals who hold this prestigious title will be highly sought after by numerous employers that are seeking skilled electricians.
What Will the Credential Do for Me?
- Greater employability to contractors.
- Distinguish yourself amongst other electricians.
- Demonstrate your personal commitment to excellence and education.
- Maximize career opportunities and earning potential.
*The IEC Certified Professional Electrician Credential does not replace any state licenses.
Graduates of the Four-Year IEC Apprentice Training Program and those who work for an IEC contractor are eligible to earn the distinction of IEC Certified Professional Electrician. Individuals who hold this prestigious title will be highly sought after by the many employers that are seeking skilled electricians.
A $150.00 fee is required with the application. This includes the written and practical exams, along with the application fee. All transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the applicant.
If an applicant needs to retake any exam, only the applicable retake fee(s) is required. However, at least thirty (30) days must pass before any retake exam. A maximum of three attempts are allowed to pass.
- Retake Written Exam: $70.00
- Retake Practical Exam: $100.00
This fee includes the written and practical exams. Upon successful completion of these exams, applicants will receive an IEC National CPE Certificate and recognition from IEC National.
2020 CPE Exam Dates and Locations
|Atlanta, Georgia (IEC Atlanta)||April 20 & 21, 2020|
|Fort Worth, Texas (IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County)||April 24 & 25, 2020|
|Cincinnati, OH (IEC Cincinnati)||May 8 & 9, 2020|
|El Paso, TX (El Paso IEC)||May 8 & 9, 2020|
|Dallas, TX (IEC Dallas)||May 15 & 16, 2020|
|New Orleans, LA (2020 IEC Convention & Expo)||October 27 & 28, 2020|
Certified Professional Electrician Exam Overview
The IEC National Certified Professional Electrician Exam covers the key concepts and practical skills across the four-year IEC Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Competencies on these exams come from the Core Concepts, which appear at the end of each year. These two exams occur over a two (2) day period.
The written exam is a compilation of questions from IEC four-year apprentice training tests and reflects the current National Electrical Code (NEC). The exam will range from 80-100 questions, with a four (4) hour time limit. In order to pass, a candidate must achieve a minimum of 75%.
The practical exam is a hands-on exam, which consists of nine total activities and will be graded using a pass/fail system. In order to successfully pass this portion of the exam, the candidate must pass all components. Should a person fail one of these portions, they will be given the option to continue testing or they are entitled to leave. On a retest, the candidate must pass all components.
If an individual fails the exam they must still pay the Practical Exam fee.