|The Atlanta Chapter operates the apprenticeship program in accordance with the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship Standards. The two main program requirements are: minimum of 576 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours (up to 4 years) of on the job training (OJT). When both of these requirements are met a certification of Journeyperson Electrician is issued to the apprentice and they are officially recognized as an electrician in all 50 states.
IEC allows direct transfers in and out of the Atlanta program to and from any program utilizing the IEC National Curriculum. There are nearly 10,000 registered IEC apprentices in over 40 training locations nationwide. IEC also allows apprentices from non-IEC programs to enter the program at advanced levels based upon a testing process for classroom placement. OJT hours are accepted from a documented training program.
The apprenticeship program is offered onsite, as well as, online (or distance learning) for those whom need to travel for work or are not closed enough to a physical location. The Professional Electricians' Program (PEP) is an advanced apprenticeship program for those whom have at least 5 years of field experience, yet lack the formal education. All of these programs receive journeyman certification.
Steps to applying for the Atlanta Chapter On-site Apprenticeship Program:
1) Make application in person, Monday thru Thursday at 10am, 2pm or 4pm
2) Pay a $10 application fee - cash, debit card and all major credit cards (no checks)
3) Complete application and math exam (note: exam does not screen out applicants, but below 70% grade will require math refresher course)
4) Be working for an IEC member, or have a funding source: WIOA, self-pay, non-member payment
5) Be ready to attend class and study each week: classes begin in January and August