Alabama Electrical License

Becoming a licensed electrician in Alabama is something you can do if you get the correct training.

The state of Alabama now has nearly 5 milion residents, and the state has shown steady population growth for many years. It currently sits at 24th in terms of population. The state has a pleasant climate, mild winters, beautiful beaches, and more inland waterways than just about any other state. As the American population ages and continues to shift toward warmer climates, Alabama will likely experience an increasing rate of growth in the years to come.

With that growth in the number of people who live in the state, there will also be growth in the demand for electricity, and those skilled in working with it. Not only that, acccording to the National Electrical Contractors Association, for every 7,000 electricians who join the field each year, 10,000 retire. There will be a high demand for Alabama electricians for many years to come. The key to getting your Alabama electrical license is training from Independent Electrical Contractors.

Like all states, Alabama has its own particular set of requirements to become a licensed electrician. A test is given that covers topics such as:

  • Circuits
  • Conductors
  • Grounding
  • Lighting
  • Safety

Before the test can be taken, the student must complete a minimum amount of on-the-job training. All of that training, as well as top notch classroom instruction, can be obtained through an apprenticeship with Independent Electrical Contractors.

Your education will consist of 8,000 hours of paid training and 576 hours of technical classroom instruction, which will include topics such as:

  • Mechanical skills
  • Codes and standards
  • Electrical skills
  • Electrical theory
  • Transformers
  • Troubleshooting
  • Motors and control

Your Alabama electrical career will begin as an apprentice, but from there you can advance all the way up to master electrican or owner of your own company.

To begin your journey toward obtaining an Alabama electrical license, contact your nearest IEC office or contact us with the form on this page.

Central Alabama Chapter IEC
PO Box 130220
Birmingham, Alabama 35213-0220
Ph: (205) 956-0146
Fax: (205) 956-0149


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