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Electrical Inspectors

The apprenticeship program of the Independent Electrical Contractors association is a four-year program combining classroom instruction and on-the-job training sponsored by the New Jersey Apprenticeship & Training Program. The program is designed to provide the beginning apprentice with the necessary theoretical and practical training to eventually earn the status of Journeyman Electrician. A minimum of 576 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training are required to complete the program. Both the classroom instruction and on-the-job training are under the direct supervision of the Apprenticeship and Training Committee. At the end of the instruction and training period, the apprentice will receive a completion certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.

All classes will start in September. All classes are in-person and will meet in Somerset, NJ at 20 World's Fair Drive, Unit F in the evenings from 6:30-9:30pm.

Tuition is $3,500 per student per program year.

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Fixing Electricity Lines



Complete the application and required Math Assessment. The math assessment must be completed independently within 1 hour. No outside assistance from others or the internet is permitted. Calculators are allowed. A 75% or above is a passing score. Application fee of $75 is required upon submittal and is non-refundable.


After completing the application and math assessment please allow 7-10 business days for processing. Once processed, you will receive an email requesting documentation (Driver License, High School Diploma/GED, and Birth Certificate). Please upload the required documents within 5-business days.

Application Status

The NJIEC Education & Training Committee will meet monthly to review applications for consideration of approval. Once your application is completed in full, it will be forwarded to the committee for review. Please allow several weeks for this process to be complete. Once approved, you will receive an email with your application approval status from NJIEC.


You will receive an electronic invoice from QuickBooks/Intuit to pay your $3,500 tuition. Books are included. Electronic payments only. You will not be considered registered for class until tuition payment is received in full.


You will receive an email with documents for the school year from NJIEC including:

  • Orientation Details

  • School Year Calendar

  • Student Year Calendar

  • Employer Participation Agreement and Signature Page

NJ-IEC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40-years old or older.


NJ-IEC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

Earn While You Learn

Get paid while you learn. You’ll get on-the-job training with an IEC contractor during the day and attend classroom and hands-on instruction in the evening.

Top-Notch Curriculum

The IEC Apprenticeship Curriculum is recognized as one of the best teaching tools for electrical apprentices in the nation.

U.S. Department of Labor Recognition

IEC’s program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, making it an approved program with nationwide credentials.

Earn College Credit

Put your training to work for you. When you finish your four-year training program, you’ll qualify for 46 college credits through the American Council on Education, making a college degree more affordable and less time consuming.

*Disclaimer: "Earn While You Learn" Program

The "Earn While You Learn" program offered by the New Jersey IEC (Independent Electrical Contractors) is designed to provide valuable educational opportunities alongside practical on-the-job training. However, it's important to note that participation in this program does not guarantee employment. While we actively promote our students to the more than 200 New Jersey IEC contractor members for employment consideration, securing employment ultimately depends on various factors including market conditions, individual qualifications, and employer preferences. It's crucial to understand that to earn on-the-job training hours and be registered with the U.S. Department of Labor as a Registered Apprentice, a student must be employed by a licensed contractor. The New Jersey IEC does not provide direct employment but serves as a conduit for connecting students with potential employers. Prospective participants are encouraged to thoroughly assess their own circumstances and job prospects before enrolling in the program. The New Jersey IEC is committed to providing support and guidance throughout the educational journey, but cannot guarantee employment outcomes.

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