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Apprentice Registration - January


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.
Please note you must be employed by a licensed New Jersey electrical contractor willing to sign an employer participation agreement to support your apprenticeship including On the Job Training (OJT) Hour submission on a quarterly basis.


If you select the online only option, you must be employed by a licensed NJIEC Contractor Member willing to sign off on your weekly apprentice school lab work.

All classes will start the week of February 6.  The in-person class meets at 160 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ on Mon/Wed events from 6:30-9:30pm thru August.  Please note classes continue during the summer on an accelerated basis so students will be ready to enroll in Year 2 for September.  If you do not have prior work experience, please note you will be 6 months behind in accumulating on the job training hours (OJT) on a full-time basis to complete the program and may have to continue working 6 months post-graduation to receive your DOL program completion certificate.


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


Contact with questions.


Step 1: Submit an Application Form 

Step 2: Submit a Math & Reading Assessment. Assessments must be completed independently within 1 hour. 75 is a passing score. No outside assistance from others or the internet is permitted. Calculators are allowed.


Step 3: Pay the $75 application fee


Step 4: Your application will be reviewed for approval by the NJIEC Apprentice & Training Committee


Step 5: You will receive an email with your application approval status from the NJIEC Coordinator,


Step 6: You will receive an electronic invoice from QuickBooks/Intuit to pay your $3,200 tuition. Books are included. Due January 20. Electronic payments only. You will not be considered registered for class until tuition payment is received in full.


Step 7: You will receive an email with documents for the school year from the NJIEC Coordinator, including:

  • School Year Calendar

  • Student Year Calendar

  • Employer Participation Agreement and Signature Page

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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