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Electrical Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship program of the IEC 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.

Review a synopsis of the four year curriculum


1. NJIEC in person program in Somerset

The NJIEC training facility offers years 1-4 and is located at 20 World's Fair Drive, Unit F, Somerset, NJ 08873. Classes are offered M/W or T/Th from 6:30-9pm. 

To test out of Year 1 into Year 2 based on experience in vocational school, eligible students must pass the Year 1 final exam. Students may also be eligible to transfer into Year 2 or Year 3 of the NJIEC apprentice program from an IEC apprentice program in another state. Students may not place into Year 4 without going through the NJIEC program. If these scenarios apply to your apprentice candidate, please contact

2. Eastwick Colleges and Hohokus School of Trade, Paterson, offers Year 1

3. Passaic County Technical Institute, Wayne, offers Years 1 and 2

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.

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