Construction Electrician Apprenticeship
Five-Year Training Program
Electricians plan the electrical systems for structures. They install wiring and other electrical components such as breaker boxes, switches, light fixtures, and telephone and television wiring. They must be familiar with local and national codes. Electricians must be carefully trained and safe because they can be exposed to hazardous conditions and situations. In Wisconsin, upon completion of apprenticeship, completed apprentices receive a Journeyman Certification. Future career path opportunities include jobs as estimators, distribution manager, inspectors, project managers, trade instructors, and foreman.
Electrical work can be indoors or outdoors. Their work is sometimes physically strenuous requiring prolonged standing in cramped or uncomfortable positions. Electricians may work in dusty, dirty, hot and wet conditions, or in confined areas, ditches or other uncomfortable places. The working environment varies with each job and may include working on ladders and scaffolding. Electricians follow strict safety procedures to prevent injuries from electrical shock, falls and cuts.
- High school diploma or GED
- Passing score on Accuplacer
- Physical capability of performing the trade
- Valid Driver's license or reliable transportation
- Applicants must meet the application and testing requirements of the field they are interested in entering. These rules and policies may vary depending on the requirements of the specific occupation.
- Applicants must be employed prior to starting an apprenticeship. If you do not have an employer, you can still start the application process and go before the committee to receive a Letter of Introduction, which can be taken to potential employers to designate that you are a qualified apprenticeship candidate.
Terms of Apprenticeship:
- 5-year training program
- 7,920 hours of on-the-job training
- 720 hours of paid related classroom instruction
- 200 hours of non-paid related instruction to include First Aid, Welding, OHSA, etc.
- Additional related instruction may be required
All applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. All of the following materials must be in the ABC of WI office (scroll down for address) by July 15th.
- Apprenticeship Application
- Employer Application, if sponsored
- Supplemental Information Form
- High school transcripts
- Copy of driver’s license, or means to get to and from work and school
- Test results (Reading & Arithmetic), if applicable
- Algebra verification, if applicable
To learn more visit:
ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship
5330 Wall Street
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: 608.244.6056 or 800.829.9926