Electrician Apprenticeship Requirements
Seeking a career in the electrical field could be the best decision you ever made. It will provide you with a rewarding profession that can give you the life you’ve always wanted – good money for doing interesting work. But before you can become an electrican, you will need the correct training and an apprenticeship. Read on to learn more about electrical apprenticeship requirements.
You will need a high school education with a good foundation in math. Much in the electrical field relates to math. The more solid your math background to begin with, the better you will be able to handle the technical details of electrical engineering. The next piece of the puzzle is to get high quality training in the electrical field. That’s where your apprenticeship comes in.
Your IEC training will consist of a combination of classroom instruction taught by some of the country’s most experienced electricians and hands-on training in the field. As a bonus (compared to traditional higher education), rather than accumulating debt while you go to school, you actually make money and graduate with zero educational debt. Your training will prepare you for the IEC National Certified Professional Electrical Exam.
The exam covers the key concepts and practical skills across the four-year IEC Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Competencies on these exams come from the Core Concepts, which appear at the end of each year. These two exams occur over a two day period.
Upon a successful completion of these exams, applicants will receive an IEC National Certified Professional Electrician Certificate, wallet card, and recognition from IEC National, proving you have met your electrician apprenticeship requirements.
Your career through IEC will begin as an apprentice electrician. From there, you can advcance to journeyman status, foreman, supervisor, company owner...there is no end to how high you can go. How you choose to get there is up to you, but we invite you to contact us through the form below to find out how to start your career with an IEC electrical apprenticeship.