Electrical and Systems Training Series (ESTS)

The Electrical and Systems Training Series (ESTS) consists of courses designed for non-apprentice electricians and serves as a source of refresher courses for experienced electricians. Various educational levels are offered for each 40-hour course, and an individual does not have to complete every ESTS course offering. Prerequisites may be required for some ESTS courses in order to complete a module.

Current course offerings include the following:

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Fire Alarm 1

Based on NFPA 72-2019 (Fifth Edition)

The Fire Alarm 1 Course is based on the NFPA-72-2019 and is Intended for qualified journeyman electricians and apprentices. The 2019 edition includes a complete redesign from earlier editions, an easily navigable index, an expanded table of contents including the title and objectives of each lesson, worksheets added to the CMS template, and a list of materials needed to conduct labs available upon request. Completion of this course prepares electricians to sit for the NICET exam.

The course is available and can be purchased on the IEC Bookstore. Please contact the chapter directly for details.

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Theory I (100)*

This course is 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.

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Theory II (200)*

This course is the 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.

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Motor Controls I (100)*


This course is the 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. 

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Motor Controls II (200)*

This course is the 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.

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Fire Alarm: NFPA 72-2010, NFPA 72-2013, NFPA 72-2016*

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.

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Effective Leadership Skills

This 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.

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*Check with your local chapter for availability.