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, NFPA 72-2013, NFPA 72-2016, and NFPA 72-2019*
    This 48-hour course is intended to provide qualified journeyman electricians and apprentices with the knowledge necessary to work on fire alarm systems. Completion of this course prepares students to sit for the NICET exam. 
  • Effective Leadership Skills *NEW
    This new course will address the number one issue contractors and chapters are experiencing with young electrical apprentices today – teaching them how to work effectively and efficiently on-the-job with coworkers, managers, and clients by strengthening their social, communication, and interpersonal skills. This course includes different case studies, animations and supplemental materials.

*Check with your local chapter for availability.

For more information, contact Chrissy Skudera, Director of Curriculum Development, at cskudera@ieic.org.