With a growing shortage of qualified electrical workers, it has never been a better time to join the electrical industry.
Enroll in an IEC apprentice training program and earn while you learn! IEC Apprentice Training Programs combine the on-the-job training and formal related technical instruction you need to prepare you for this high-demand field. This means you get paid to work while you receive a top-notch education in the electrical field. Where else can you do that?

IEC has more than 70 chapter training centers nationwide that provide training to almost 10,000 apprentices each year. The four-year apprenticeship program allow participants to gain the knowledge, technical skills, and practical experience necessary to succeed in today’s electrical trade.

IEC’s programs are regarded as among best in the industry; and are recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and State Apprenticeship Councils across the country.

What Makes IEC’s Program So Successful?

  • IEC’s four-year program curriculum (view curriculum here) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship.
  • 144 hours of classroom training per year with lectures, demonstrations, labs and homework, and a comprehensive final that must be passed prior to graduating to the next level.
  • 2,000 hours on-the-job training per year which is administered by numerous local IEC offices nationwide.
  • The nationally approved curriculum is in use nationwide by nearly 10,000 apprentices annually.
  • Dedicated professional staff to assist you in moving apprentices through the program.

With a significant growth rate each year, our apprenticeship program is rapidly becoming recognized as the premier electrical apprenticeship program in the industry. Through this combination of education, training, and hands-on experience, students not only learn an understanding of theory, operation and code, they also learn how to develop management and leadership skills.


To obtain more information, contact Eric Peralez (512) 832-1333 at the local CenTex IEC Chapter or Paul Dolenc at (703) 650-0079 at the National IEC office.

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IEC Electrical Apprentice Program

Apprentice License – TDLR

How do I make Application?

  • Apprenticeship is open to all applicants who meet the enrollment requirements outlined in the Standards of Apprenticeship without regard to race, creed, national origin or gender.
  • Applications must made in person.
  • Applications are accepted year around Monday – Thursday by appointment only.
  • Applicants must be physically capable of performing the physical and mental essential functions of the apprenticeship program.
  • Applicants must meet the following qualifications…

~ Be a minimum of 18 years of age.

~ Be a High School graduate, or hold a GED certificate.

~ Be a U.S. Citizen, or Lawful Resident Alien authorized by the I.N.S. to hold employment.

~ If you are a Military Veteran you must provide service separation paper DD214.

Any complaints or grievances by contractors or apprentices need to be emailed to Eric Peralez, the Training Director. The substance and nature of the complaint may result in a meeting with the A & T Committee.