Promoting Responsible, Independent, Dedicated Electricians

Through Independent Electrical Contractors of Northern Ohio’s nationally recognized apprenticeship program, apprentices learn skills to become qualified journeyman electricians while earning great wages with excellent employee benefits offered by IEC Member Contractors.


Our accredited four-year program is a minimum of 144 classroom hours per year, plus you earn while you learn as an employee of an IEC member contractor. Classes include a comprehensive, nationally-renown electrical curriculum as well as safety instruction such as CPR, OSHA 10 and OSHA 30.

Why is the Independent Electrical Contractors of Northern Ohio apprenticeship training an important career opportunity for you? Qualified electricians, certified by the state, are in high demand. Enrolling in our program is the first step toward achieving certification. Certified electricians are paid more per hour, they are better positioned for promotions, and possess a broad range of essential electrical skills necessary to work in the electrical industry.




  • Highly qualified educator, contractor, and electrician teaching teams including IEC-trained instructors
  • High-quality resource materials, including an in-depth curriculum
  • Product training and support from major equipment manufacturers
  • Minimum of 144 hours of classroom training per year with lectures, demonstrations, labs, homework, and a comprehensive final that must be passed prior to graduating to the next level
  • 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Math and reading comprehension
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Reliable source of transportation to school and to the job site
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

What are the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship Program?

For the Employer

√ Skilled workers trained to industry/employer specifications to produce quality results

√ Reduced turnover

√ Provides systematic training to develop more informed and productive employees

√ Apprentices are more committed to the employer

√ Increased productivity

√ Reduced training costs


For the Apprentice

√ Paid to learn a trade/occupation

√ Portable credentials that are nationally recognized

√ Demonstrate Your Advanced Knowledge in the Electrical Industry

√ Gain Instant Professional Credibility

√ Conduct Knowledgeable Conversations with Clients/Homeowners

√ Stand Head and Shoulders above the Competition

√ Increase Your Earnings Potential

√ Advance Your CAREER!


Through our partnership with Columbus State Community College, IEC Northern Ohio apprentices earn transferrable college credit toward an Associate Degree in Technical Studies at no additional cost.  Graduates of the IEC Northern Ohio apprenticeship program earn up to 30 credit hours toward this degree.

A degree in Applied Sciences can provide a pathway to leadership within a company. The curriculum includes coursework in computer-aided drafting, construction law, project estimating, project management and other construction-related skill sets.  For more information, visit our partner’s website: CSCC Construction Trades Electrician ATS


Types of electrician professionals include:

Construction: Installation of electrical systems for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential applications.

Service: Troubleshoot, repair, and replace electrical systems; perform preventive maintenance and upgrade electrical services and systems.

Utility: Install and maintain low, medium, and high voltage service wiring for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential applications.

Data: Install and maintain data systems for computer and communications networks and provide integration of phone, data, coaxial and optical fiber cabling.


To apply for the apprenticeship program, please:

• Download and complete an application
• Scan, save, and email completed application to or mail paper application to:

Independent Electrical Contractors of Northern Ohio
PO Box 770901
Lakewood, OH 44107

• Please include high school transcripts or GED with email or paper application.
•If you have any questions, please call or text Executive Director Paige McDonough at 440-305-0154.


This apprenticeship is an equal opportunity program. 

At IEC Northern Ohio, we strive to make an electrical career accessible to any qualified person who is willing to work hard at mastering the trade.

We are committed to recruiting, selecting, employing, and training apprentices without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, or sex.




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