What is IEC’s Apprenticeship Program for Electricians?

The electrician 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.

A minimum of 576 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 8,000 (documented) on the job training hours are required for completion of the program. 

The apprentices, who satisfactorily complete the requirements, will be certified by the Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

At the end of the training, the apprentice receives a Completion Certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship, and Training.



What Makes IEC’s Program Successful?

Our Instructors

All IEC instructors are graduates of the IEC apprenticeship program and have completed the 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.

Classroom Training

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.

On-The-Job Training

2,000 hours of on-the-job training, per year (8,000 hours for all four years).

The Nationally Approved Electrical Curriculum

The curriculum is used nationwide by nearly 12,000 electrical apprentices a year.

Dedicated Staff

Dedicated professional staff and instructors are available to assist you in progressing through the apprenticeship program.

What Are the Minimum Requirements?

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants must be high school graduates or have successfully passed the GED equivalent. A copy of a high school transcript and transcripts of other specialized education will be required.
  • The applicant must have a valid driver’s license or another 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.

Course Outline

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.

Below are links to the course outlines for each year of the electrical apprenticeship program. These outlines specify what will be taught throughout the four-year program:

How Do I Register for the Program?

Registration and courses follow the typical school year cycle. Registration takes place in June & July, with classes beginning in August through May.  To receive more information, please fill out form.

New First Year Accelerated Program

Registration Deadline December 15, 2019

  • Classes begin Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Classes meet twice weekly, Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30 – 8:30pm concluding May 20, 2020
  • Those completing this course will be eligible to begin 2nd year classes in August 2020
  • Special tuition fee, includes registration and textbooks $2,000.00
  • Payment and registrations due in full by December 15, 2019

To apply and receive more info, please fill out our application.


IEC-Indy’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program has many certifications to assist
IEC-Indy in delivering a quality education, such as:

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

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

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

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

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

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