Electrician Training Books

Here are some electrician training books that we recommend. Please keep in mind, if you want to become a professional licensed electrician, you will have to obtain the necessary education and training in a formal apprenticeship (such as those provided through training with IEC). But if you are looking to build your own library of reference material, or just want to learn for your own edification, then these books may be what you are looking for.

American Electricians’ Handbook
For a century, the American Electricians' Handbook has served as the definitive industry reference for information on designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. This very extensive handbook can be purchased at Amazon.com for $53.18, a significant discount.
https://www.amazon.com/American-Electricians-Handbook-Sixteenth-Terrell/dp/0071798803/

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 7th Edition: Current with 2017-2020 Electrical Codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
For more than ten years, BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Wiring has been the bestselling home wiring manual in North America. Now with more than two million copies in print, this is the home reference book more DIYers choose than any other for many reasons.
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-Complete-Wiring-Updated/dp/0760353573/‚Äč

Ugly’s Electrical References
This is the on-the-job reference tool of choice for electrical professionals. Used worldwide by electricians, engineers, contractors, designers, maintenance workers, apprentices, and students Ugly's contains the most commonly required electrical information in an easy-to-read and easy-to-access format.
https://www.amazon.com/Uglys-Electrical-References-Bartlett-Learning/dp/128411936X/

Understanding the National Electrical Code
No other textbook takes you step-by-step through NEC articles like Mike's authoritative Understanding the National Electrical Code textbooks. What makes this book so effective is the clear writing style, the Author's Comments, and the amazing detailed full-color illustrations that help you visualize the concepts being discussed.
https://www.amazon.com/Mike-Holt-Understanding-National-Electrical/dp/0986353450/

Reading and studying any of the above electrician training books will greatly improve your understanding and knowledge of electrical systems. However, as we mentioned above, if you want to start a career as a professional electrician, you are going to need classroom training as well as hands-on apprenticeship training. Contact IEC today to find out how to get started.

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