What is IEC’s Apprenticeship Program for Electricians?

 “Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare workers for highly-skilled careers. Workers benefit from apprenticeships by receiving a skills-based education that prepares them for good-paying jobs. Apprenticeship programs help employers recruit, build, and retain a highly-skilled workforce”.

IEC offers a federally recognized electrical apprenticeship program in over 50 chapters across the United States.  In addition, the IEC program is recognized by the Veterans Administration for GI Bill benefits.

The IEC apprenticeship program consists of a minimum of 576 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 8,000 (documented) on the job training hours (OJT’s) with an electrical contracting company. Both are required for completion of the program. The program is designed to provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical hands on training to earn the status of journeyman/woman electrician.

Apprentices who satisfactorily complete the requirements, will receive Completion Certificates from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and IEC National.

The IEC Indy chapter offers 3 training options for future electricians:

Traditional 4 year apprenticeship – attend class 1 night per week/4hrs per night while employed  with an electrical contractor.  1st year classes begin week of August 10, 2020

Accelerated 2 year apprenticeship – same program as 4 year, attending class 2 nights per week/4hrs per night while employed with an electrical contractor.  1st year classes begin week of January 4, 2021

Full Time Electrical Program – designed for the individual wishing to gain electrical experience as a full time student in post-secondary education. The complete program consists of 40 weeks/1,120 classroom, hands on training and certification courses.  Classes to begin Fall of 2020


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 13,500 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.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license or another form of government-issued ID.
  • Applicants must be employed by an electrical contractor or obtain employment within 30 days of starting classes.
  • Applicants 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.
  • Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the trade.
  • The term of apprenticeship requires applicants to 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 (below) 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 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:


Enrollment Requirements:

To enroll you must meet the minimum requirements mentioned above and ,

  • Fill out online enrollment form
  • Take an online assessment test and pass with a 70% or better
  • Pay a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure your enrollment (deposit will be applied to tuition)



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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