Georgia 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 Georgia program to and from any other IEC certified program. 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 in Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, and Atlanta; as well as online (or distance learning) for those who need to travel for work or are not close enough to a physical location. Both of these programs receive journeyman certification.
How to apply to the IEC Georgia Apprenticeship Program
2. Outside of Metro Atlanta begin the application process by completing the online form here.
3. If you are not already working for an IEC contractor employer member, click here for a list of IEC employers to follow up with.
4. Once employed by an IEC member, contact our office at 770-242-9277 to have your file updated to apprentice status.
*Online Classes Statewide and Throughout the Southeast *Onsite Classes in Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, and Atlanta
ACCREDITATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
Georgia Chapter's Electrical Training Program is recognized by and registered with the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. Over the 30 years that the Electrical Apprenticeship Program has been registered, we have turned-out 100's of journeyman electricians. The certification is recognized in all 50 states, far surpassing any other certification for a journenyman electrician. Click on the logo to the left to visit the official DOL website for apprenticeship.
The American Council on Education grants up to 40 hours of college credit for any apprentice whom completes the Georgia Chapter IEC Apprenticeship Program. These hours may be transferred to any technical college or university that accepts ACE accreditation. The IEC curriculum is regularly reviewed by ACE to meet its high standards of accreditation. To determine what schools accept ACE credits and learn more about the process, click on the link to the left.
The Department of Veteran's Affairs recognizes Georgia Chapter IEC's Apprenticeship Program, therefore allowing veterans to receive their veteran's benefits for those whom are eligible. To find out more about the VA Program, click on the logo to the left.