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10640 Deme Dr., Ste P
Indianapolis, IN 46236


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the traditional apprentice program cost?

Registration (1st year only, nonrefundable) $725

Member Tuition: $825 a semester 

Non-member Tuition: $1,225 a semester

Online classes: $400 additional per semester


*prices subject to change for 2022 class year

Will I be a journeyman or master when I graduate?

The state of Indiana does not recognize journeyman status or master status.  Graduate from our programs who have also received 8000 hours of on-the-job training will be allowed to sit before Indianapolis electrical board.  They grant permission to take the masters exam which when passed will give you an Indianapolis masters license.   This license can be used to get additional city or state licenses.

What certification do I get when I graduate?

When you graduate from IEC-Indy’s Apprenticeship Program, you’ll receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship certifying you as a Journeyman/Journeywoman Electrician (a residential electrician).

You’ll also receive a certificate from IEC, which gives you entry to jobs with IEC contractors in other states. 

If you wish to pursue higher education, you can apply the credits you earned at IEC-Indy’s Apprenticeship Program to your future college program.

Is IEC part of the union?

We are a merit-based institution.  We do not dictate who you work for or how much they pay you.  You can make those arrangement with which ever employer you choose, but we recommend our member contractors.

I already applied to the Union, do I need to reapply for the IEC?

Yes, we are a merit-based organization and do not have any affiliation with the IBEW.  To apply to our program please read and select your option from here.

How much does the 2 year accelerated apprenticeship cost

There is a $725 registation fee

$2,500.00 per curriculum year member fee

$3,500.00 per curriculum year non-member fee

How many classes do I attend a week?

All classes are held at the IEC-Indy Office, 10640 Deme Dr., Suite 2019, Indpls., IN 46236.

4 yr program – You’ll attend class one evening a week from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. For your convenience, classes are held Monday – Thursday, or you can take classes online if you live or work outside the 50 miles radius of Indianapolis. You’ll also be expected to attend occasional field trips.

2 yr program – same program as the 4yr – attending classes two evenings per week from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Full Time Program – 40 week program, 3 days per week, 7:30am – 3:30pm 

Journeyman certifications are awarded by completing 8,000 hrs on the job training as well as the above classroom hours.

Do I have to be an IEC member to enroll in the apprenticeship program?

No but members save on tuition costs. The department of labor requires you to be employed by an electrical contractor to be considered an apprentice.  You must also be an apprentice for you work experience to be counted towards the 8000 hours of on-the-job training requirement of a master electrician.

Can I transfer from another apprenticeship program to the IEC?

Yes, students who are in the accelerated programs can move into the traditional program.  Those in the traditional program can switch to accelerated with special permission.

Will you find me a job?

Not exactly, our contractor members pay dues to the IEC for access to manpower referrals.  You will be responsible for securing your own employment, by contacting our members for employment opportunities within their companies.  We will sugget you to our contractors if they call us looking to hire.