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?

  • 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 10,000 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.




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 17 years of age.
  • Applicants must be a 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 apply? 

To inquire about our Apprenticeship Program, please contact us at (317) 562-1102 or You will receive our information manual upon request with information on tuition and additional requirements. Once you have reviewed our requirements and still wish to proceed, call to schedule an appointment. 

Appointments are by appointment only, Monday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm. 

At registration, you should have: 

  • Your driver’s license or government-issued ID
  • A copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Your $200 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

Applicant should be prepared to take the aforementioned basic math and reading test. This is a paper test that will be graded on site at the time of the registration.  

Registration is ongoing until July 24th. The deposit is due by July 31st, and all tuition is due upfront by August 21st. 

Class dates will be announced after July 31st. 

2 Responses to “Apprenticeship”

    • Hi Dustin!

      While we have Member Contractors that we work with, we don’t handle employment directly. We’re are responsible for the teaching aspect of the program. If you would like, I can send you more information about our program in general, and give you the contact information to our Member Contractors, but gaining employment is upon the apprentice. As far as pay goes, it depends on the contractor that you’re working with. You would be working full time, and then come to classes one night a week for four hours.

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