NJ Electrical License

Getting your New Jersey electrical license and becoming a licensed electrician is a goal you can achieve if you get the correct training.

In terms of geography, New Jersey is a small state, coming in at number forty six in terms of size. But in terms of people, it’s up there – number eleven in population and number one in population density. For such a small state, a lot of people call New Jersey home. Interestingly, the state in contained completely within the metropolitan statistical areas of New York City and Philladelphia and is a wealthy state, coming in at third for median household income.

Major industries in the state include:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Finance
  • Chemicals
  • Telecommunications
  • Food processing
  • Tourism

New Jersey has a diverse economy that produces the second highest per capita gross state product in the U.S. at around $55 thousand, as well as the second highest number of millionaires per capita in the U.S. With all that industry, all those people, and those millionaires, there is and will continue to be strong demand for skilled, licensed electricians in New Jersey.

In addition, according to the National Electrical Contractors Association, for every 7,000 electricians who join the field each year, 10,000 retire. Demand for NJ electricians will be strong for many years to come. The key to getting your NJ electrical license is training from Independent Electrical Contractors.

The New Jersey electrical license test covers topics such as:

  • Circuits
  • Conductors
  • Grounding
  • Safety

All of the necessary electrical 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

To begin your journey toward obtaining a New Jersey electrical license, contact your nearest IEC office below.

New Jersey IEC
21 Commerce Drive, Suite 202
Cranford, New Jersey 07016
Ph: (973) 467-0027
Fax: (973) 467-4066
Email: executivedirector@nj-iec.org


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