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Meeting tomorrow's manpower needs through apprenticeship training.

Our Apprenticeship Application Program is now online.

What is an Electrician?

An Electrician is a trained, skilled tradesman who combines basic and theoretical knowledge of operating characteristics of electrical equipment and devices, along with physical dexterity, and skill to adequately and safely wire residential, commercial, industrial and other types of facilities. The Electrician's services enable the consumer to use electrical energy for lighting and operating electrical equipment such as motors, appliances, control systems, etc.

Career Path for Electricians

Program Overview

The IEC Apprenticeship is a four year program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a certificate of completion by the United States of America, DOL, and are recognized anywhere you may want to live or work in America.

The following information is provided to answer questions you may have regarding the IEC Apprenticeship Program:
  • Students work full time while attending class one night each week, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., from September through May of each year. Students do not attend class during summer months. Students are required to complete 576 hours of classroom training as part of their graduation requirements.
  • You are supervised by a Journey level licensed electrician for all your on-the-job training while you are enrolled in the IEC program. You must complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training as one of the requirements for graduation.
  • IEC instructors are Master electricians with field and teaching experience.
  • You will receive regular wage increases while enrolled in the IEC program.
  • Your company supervisor will submit quarterly field progress reports to the IEC Apprenticeship committee to help monitor your progress in learning.
  • Graduation ceremonies with cap/gown are standard practice. Students may be awarded a minimum 37 hours of college credit for completion of program.
  • Students must pass each semester's work with a minimum grade of 70 in order to be promoted to the next semester in the program.
  • Attendance requirements are strict. All students must attend class weekly.
  • Students are required to maintain their attendance in the workplace. It is important that all students comply with the workplace requirements as set forth by their employing company.
  • Students may not seek work elsewhere while enrolled in the IEC Apprenticeship program unless he/she plans to quit the program.
  • Excellent Career Opportunity
  • Great starting wage plus benefits from employing company
  • Students study under national curriculum written by electrical contractors. Curriculum is updated on continuing basis to incorporate changes in the industry.
  • Regular wage increases while enrolled in program. Electrical trade one of the best paying trades in the construction industry.
  • Classroom and hands on training are integral parts of program. Employer provided regular progress reports on grades, attendance and on-the-job training performance
  • Graduating students may receive up to 37 college credit hours.
  • Formal graduation ceremony with cap/gown and awards ceremony for all students.
  • Students compete for various awards and prizes
  • Scholarship funds available to graduates on a limited basis to continue education
  • Excellent career path in the electrical construction industry
Interested applicants should contact their employer or call the IEC office at 972/550-1133 for more information.

Industry Recognized Certification of Completion awarded students:
  • 1st Year Electrical Apprenticeship LEVEL 1 - for completion of such studies in Math, Identification of Tools And materials; OHMS law; Residential wiring; introduction to the National Electrical Code; Conduit bending, DC theory and Safety.
  • 2nd Year Electrical Apprenticeship LEVEL 2 - for completion of such studies in National Electrical Code, AC Theory, Transformer theory and Code, Motor theory and Controls, Code and Safety
  • 3rd Year Electrical Apprenticeship LEVEL 3 - for completion of such studies in Grounding and Bonding, Blueprint Reading, Motor Controls I and Safety
  • 4th Year Electrical Apprenticeship LEVEL 4 - for completion of such studies in Motor Controls II, NEC Study, Fire Alarm, Limited Energy programs, Safety
  • Graduates sit for state of Texas Electrical Licensing Exam to earn their Journeyman License
UPON GRADUATION FROM IEC DALLAS APPRNTICESHIP - each graduate receives the following:

Certificate from the IEC National organization showing completion of the 4 year apprenticeship training program as prescribed by the Standards of Apprenticeship registered with the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and Training.

Certificate from the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship to certify the student's completion of an apprenticeship for the occupation of Electrician under the sponsorship of IEC Dallas in accordance with the basic standards of Apprenticeship established by the U. S. Secretary of Labor.


10TH Grade - completes first half of 1st year IEC Apprenticeship curriculum

11th Grade - completes second half of 1st year Apprenticeship curriculum Applies and receives Electrical Apprentice license from state of Texas

12th Grade - review, final exam and half day work for Electrical Contractor

Upon graduation, students are invited to enroll in the 2nd year of the IEC Dallas program where they will be provided a full-time job while attending school 1 night per week. The IEC program is awarded up to 41 college credit hours by American Council on Education.

General Information

Our Apprenticeship Application Process is now OPEN.

  • AGE - Minimum age 18
  • EDUCATION - High School graduate or GED equivalent

You may apply when the application process is open and applications must be completed online.
Click here to apply.

Application fee: $25.00

Length of Apprenticeship
  • Normally it takes 4 years to complete the program of 8,000 hours of on the job training, 576 hours of classroom work with passing grades and passing the required state of Texas journeyman exam to receive your state electrical license.
  • COSTS - (cash/credit card)
    • $25 Application fee when you make application to the program
    • $50 Registration fee due when you are accepted into the program and prior to taking your drug screen and background check.
  • TUITION - your tuition is deducted from your pay each week by your employer and sent to IEC. Tuition is based on a cents per hour for each hour worked.
    • 1st year - 1, 000 hours of OJT .37 cents per hour for each hour worked
    • 1st year - next 1,000 hours .41 cents per hour for each hour worked
    • 2nd year - .49 cents per hour for each hour worked
    • 3rd year .56 cents per hour for each hour worked
    • 4th year .64 cents per hour for each hour worked

Unless state funding for the program is available, students must purchase books which total approximately $270.

  • Social security card / Current Drivers License / Your own transportation
  • High School transcript + Diploma and/or GED scores
  • Evidence of previous electrical experience (if any)
  • Letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer
  • Completion of math evaluation at IEC
  • If Veteran, copy of DD 214
  • Successful completion and passing a background check and drug screen
  • Must apply for and receive a state electrical Apprenticeship License from state of Texas
  • Registration with Selective Service

To Begin Work
  • Applicant must first successfully pass a drug screen and background check when interview is complete and you are accepted into the program. $50 registration fee must be paid.
  • After two weeks of employment with IEC contractor member, apprentice will be registered into the program with Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, DOL.
  • Applicant must furnish his/her own tools from list supplied by IEC.
  • Starting salary on the IEC wage scale is currently $12.10 to $13.00 per hour.
  • Must have valid state of Texas Electrical Apprenticeship License or cannot begin work.

Special Notes
  • Apprenticeship is open to all applicants who meet requirements without regard to race, creed, national origin or sex.
  • For more information call 972/550-1133 between 9 am. and 5 pm. or visit us on the web at

Congratulations Class of 2019

Guest Speaker Representative Keith Bell, Intex Electric

Apprenticeship Committee Chairman Doug Sturdivant

IEC Dallas Instructors

IEC Executive Director Jerry Thomas

Class Spokesman Lawrence Harrington

1st Year Outstanding Apprentice Nominees
*Winner Clancey Lynch, Intex Electric

2nd year outstanding apprentice nominees
*Winner Joshua Jones, Petri Electric

3rd year outstanding apprentice nominees
*Winner Joseph A Morgan, Intex Electric

4th year outstanding apprentice nominees
*Winner David Day, Fox Electric

Outstanding all 4 years nominees
*Winner Aaron Woolverton, Petri Electric

Katrina Mason, Apprenticeship Director and Pat Brown, Petri Electric

Apprenticeship Committee

Mike Bouchard

Jeff Bills

Doug Sturdivant

Andy Mellon