What is Apprenticeship Training?


What is IEC’s Apprenticeship Program for electricians? 


What makes IEC’s program so successful? 


Course Outline


What are the minimum requirements?


Please send me more information 


How do I register for the program? 



What is Apprenticeship Training? 

Apprenticeship training is a form of education that incorporates workplace training with technical in-school training. Since 1972, National IEC has conducted apprenticeship training programs under standards approved by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of Apprenticeship and Training.



What is IEC’s Apprenticeship Program for electricians?

The apprenticeship program is a combination of “classroom” and “on the job training” over a four year period of time. The program is designed to provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical training to earn the status of electrician. For completion, a minimum of 576 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 8,000 (documented) on the job training hours are required. Those apprentices, who satisfactorily complete the requirements, will be certified by the Apprenticeship and Training Committee. At the end of training, the apprentice receives a Completion Certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.


What makes IEC’s program so successful?

  • Our INSTRUCTORS!!!  All IEC instructors are graduates of the IEC apprenticeship program and have completed IEC Nationals Instructor Training Program.
  • Our CURRICULUM!!!  IEC’s Premier Electrical curriculum is written BY electricians FOR electricians.  Others are written by educators who have little to no electrical background.
  • 144 hours of classroom training per year with lectures, demonstrations, labs, 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 (8,000 hours for all four years).
  • The nationally approved electrical curriculum is in use nationwide by nearly 12,000 electrical apprentices annually.
  • Dedicated professional staff and instructors are available to assist you in progressing through the apprenticeship program.
  • The Central Indiana IEC’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program has many certifications to assist the Central Indiana IEC in delivering a quality education, such as:

Central Indiana IEC’s four year electrical apprenticeship program is recognized by the US. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship & Training.

Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship

The Central Indiana’s IEC’s four year electrical apprenticeship program is recognized by the Veterans Affairs so veterans can receive their VA benefits.

 Apprenticeship Recognized by Department of Veterans Affairs

The Central Indiana IEC’s four year electrical apprenticeship program is recognized for 40 college credits from the American Council on Education (ACE).

 Apprenticeship recognized by American Council on Education

The Central Indiana’s IEC’s four year electrical apprenticeship program has been approved by the Workforce Investment Act for possible tuition assistance for qualifying apprentice.


Central Indiana IEC’s curriculum will transfer 28 credits towards Ivy Tech’s Building Construction Management Program, or 32 credits towards their Building Construction Technology Pathway.

Course outline

Below are links, (in .pdf format) of the course outlines to each year of the electrical apprenticeship program.  These outlines identify specifically what will be taught throughout the four year program:

With a growth rate in excess of 20% per year, IEC’s electrical apprenticeship program is rapidly becoming recognized as the “premier electrical apprenticeship program” in the industry.  Through this combination of education, training, and hands-on experience, students not only learn an understanding of theory, operation, and code, they also learn how to develop management and leadership skills.


What are the minimum requirements?

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must be High School Graduates or have successfully passed the GED equivalent. A copy of the high school transcript and transcripts of other specialized education will be required.
  • The applicant must have a valid driver’s license or other form of government issued ID
  • The applicant must have their own reliable transportation to the employer’s place of business and/or job site and to the place where job related instruction is conducted.
  • The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the trade.
  • In the four year period, applicants must attend a minimum of 576 hours of classroom instruction at night without compensation and a minimum of 8,000 hours (documented) in an on the job training program supervised by the Apprenticeship & Training Committee.
  • Applicants must complete the apprenticeship application and pass a basic math and reading test. You can follow this link for a practice math test:
  • Practice Math Test


How do I register for the program? 


Registration and courses follow the typical school year cycle. Registration begins in June through July, with classes being conducted between August – May.

To apply, please fill out our application. From there, you will receive more information about the program. Once you thoroughly read and understand the requirements for apprenticeship, please contact us at (317) 562-1102 or membership@iec-indy.org if you have additional questions.

Orientation dates for 201-2020 Classes: June 13, June 27, July 17, July 31

At registration, you should bring with you:

  • Your driver’s license or government-issued ID
  • A copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Individuals NOT employed by and IEC Contractor Member must pay a $200 non-refundable deposit to guarantee your spot in the class
  • Current employment with an electrical contractor, or plans to do so within 30 days of class starting to remain eligible for the program


Applicants should be prepared to take the aforementioned basic math and reading test at orientation. One must pass the test with a 70% or better to be considered for the program.  Those who receive below a 70% may retake the test 1 additional time at a later date.


Registration deadline is July 31, 2019.  Class dates will be announced after registration closes.