March 20, 2018
Information/How to apply

Procedure to Apply for Electrical Apprenticeship Program

The Inside Electrical Apprenticeship is a five-year training program that consists of eight thousand hours of on-the-job training in addition to nine-hundred hours of classroom instruction held two separate weeks in the Fall semester and two separate weeks in the Spring semester, as well as 24 hours of "Study Hall". Apprentices are paid while they work and learn, with wages starting at forty percent of journeyman electrician wages and increasing five percent every six months, or one thousand hours worked. Current starting pay is 40% of Journeyman pay, plus health benefits(medical, dental & vision) once the apprentice accumulates 500 hours worked. Apprentices are required to pay work assessment which is 5% of their gross wage.

The Sound and Communication Apprenticeship is a three-year program that consists of six thousand hours of on-the-job training in addition to six hundred hours of related classroom instruction held one evening per week. Current starting pay is 55% of Installer pay. In both apprenticeship programs apprentices receive retirement and medical benefits while they train.

Applicants must meet the following requirements;

  1. Be 18 years old to apply.
  2. Have graduated from high school or passed the GED or an equivalent.
  3. Have completed one full year of high school algebra with a grade of “C” or better, or completed an equivalent post-high school algebra course, with the burden of proof of successful completion on the applicant.
  4. Official high school and/or college transcripts can be mailed directly to the apprenticeship training office, or bring the transcripts in a sealed envelope the day of application.  Before an application will be considered complete, we must have an official transcript.
  5. Pre-employment drug testing will be required before an applicant is put to work.

An application will be given to you on application day only after you have given the REJATC proof of the above requirements.

Applications for entry into the Electrical Apprenticeship Program are accepted, in person only, on the first Wednesday in January, April, July, and October between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  at the Training Center office : 1726 Corby Avenue, Santa Rosa, California, (transcripts, proof of H.S. graduation, or GED, and Driver's license must be brought the day of application).  After you submit a completed application, the next step in the process is an Aptitude Test. The examination will be scheduled approximately the second week in February, May, August, and November. The date and time will be given to qualified applicants on the listed application days. The test consists of two sections: algebra and reading comprehension. (Please note: It may take between four weeks to six weeks to receive results of the aptitude tests.)  All applicants who receive a minimum qualifying score on the examination will be scheduled for an interview before the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee approximately the third week in March, June, September, and December. All applicants interviewed will be rated and merged into the pool of eligible applicants. The Committee will select the top-rated applicants from the pool for placement on the job and for classroom training.

If you have questions about the application process  or program that have not been answered in the information above or in the FAQ's below , please email the Training Director Rob Barsi at  All other questions will be answered on the days applications are accepted. 

 Applications are available on the listed application days and need to be submitted in person.



What are My Expenses?

There are a few costs that you should consider, such as:

 - It is recommended that you have a personal computer and internet access. We have both available here during regular school hours, if necessary.
 - Tools
 - Books
 - Transportation
 - Special Clothing for Harsh Environments
 - Dues & Working Assessments

Step 1 - How Do I Qualify

Applicants must show proof of the following:
 - Be at least 18 years of age
 - AND must be a high school graduate or have received a GED
 - AND must have completed one full credit of high school algebra with passing grades, or one post high school algebra credit with passing grades (Positive documentation is required by official transcript showing courses and grades from High School and/or College. If the documentation is not written in English, the applicant will need to have it translated prior to submitting it on application day).
 - AND possess a valid Driver's License
 - AND have completed an application with the above documentation attached before the cutoff date

Individuals that have one of the following documented, do not need to meet the requirements of High School Graduation/GED or Algebra:

1. A minimum of 4,000 hours of electrical construction work experience recognized by the State of California (Copy Required)

Step 2 - Applications

Applications are distributed when the proper paperwork is submitted, and must be completed in person,  on the first Wednesday in January, April, July, and October  between 1:00 pm-4:30 pm at 1726 Croby Ave., Santa Rosa, CA.


You may request an application by emailing  Please explain the reason that you are requesting an application by mail and provide the required documents. When your request has been received, it will be reviewed. If your request is deemed to be reasonable , an application will be sent to you after showing proof of meeting the qualifications. 

In addition to the required information listed above, you may submit with your application a DD214 showing any related military training.

All applications must be submitted in person along with the required material.   Applications are accepted on the first Wednesday in January, April, July, and October  between 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, at the Training Center office: 1726 Corby Avenue, Santa Rosa, California.

Step 3 - Aptitude Test

Qualified applicants will be notified of the Aptitude Test Date, Time and Location when they have submitted a completed application form. All applications must be completed and returned with required documentation to qualify for the next Aptitude Test.

You must bring a valid Driver's License with you to the Aptitude Test for Identification purposes.

Step 4 - Oral Interview
After completion and passing of the aptitude test applicants will be scheduled for an oral interview.  Applicants who qualify for an oral interview will be notified of the interview date and time. Applicants will be interviewed by a committee representing both NECA and IBEW. The committee will consider such attributes as
 - Education
 - Ability/Skills
 - Work Experience
 - Reliability
 - Interest
 - Attitude
 - Judgment
 - Co-Operation

Step 5 - Ranking & Indenturing

Based on the interview, applicants will receive an overall ranking score. Applicants will then be ranked on a list according to this final score. As new positions become available in the apprenticeship program, names will be taken off the list in the order that the names appear.

Applicants names will remain on this list for up to 2 years. If you have not been selected within the 2 year period you may reapply at the end of the 2 year period. However, you may request to re-interview AFTER 1 year if you have made significant changes to your qualifications such as education or related work experience.

Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid Driver's License, and will be required to pass a drug test before an indenture agreement can be signed.

If accepted into the program you may request credit for previous work experience you obtained. Proper documentation will be required. The Committee's decision will be final.

The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age - except the appilcant must be at least 18 years of age to apply and 18 years of age at the time of indenture. The JATC does not, and will not, discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability becuase of the disability of such individual. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under applicable law and lawful regulations issued thereunder.


If the first wedensday happens to be a holiday, applications will be accepted the following day.


Jan 30, 2018
The Inside Electrical Apprenticeship is a five-year training program that consists of eight thousand hours of on-the-job training in addition to nine-hundred hours of classroom instruction held two separate weeks in the Fall semester and two separate weeks in the Spring semester, as well as 24 hours of "Study Hall".
Jan 26, 2018
Jan 26, 2018
What are My Expenses? There are a few costs that you should consider, such as:  - It is recommended that you have a personal computer and internet access. We have both available here during regular school hours, if necessary.
Jan 03, 2008

In order to be eligible to apply for our Inside Wireman Apprenticeship Program, you must have completed one full year of high school algebra with a grade of 'C' or better, or completed an equivalent post-high school algebra course or completed the NJATC math On-Line

You must provide an official copy of your high school transcripts as proof of graduation. If you did not take algebra in high school you must also provide your College or Adult School Transcripts as proof of meeting the algebra requirement.


This course has been designed for individuals unable to meet the math requirement when applying to programs requiring math as a minimum qualification for apprenticeship or for those needing to brush up on the math skills commonly used in the electrical construction industry. The NJATC Tech Math Online course offers an inexpensive solution, providing a simpler process of participating in a full-blown math course while not requiring attendance in a formal classroom setting. Individuals can now go online, register for the Tech Math (Web Math) course and complete it at their own pace from the convenience of a computer connected to the Internet. This course is being offered as a cooperative effort between the NJATC and the University of Tennessee's Outreach Distance Education and Independent Study Program. The University of Tennessee is the host of this online site.

The registration fee for this course is $125.00. Included for that registration fee is the NJATC's textbook, Mathematics Essential for the Electrical Trades and the NJATC calculator (referenced throughout the text). Those registering will have 4 months to complete the course.

After registering for NJATC Tech Math (Web Math), participants will receive their log-in information, password, textbook and calculator in the mail from the NJATC.

About Tech Math

This course provides you with a review of basic, fundamental math skills. As an electrical worker, you will be expected to be able to use math for a variety of purposes. These math skills are extremely important to you if you are to complete your job in an efficient, professional manner.

You will receive a textbook that you will use as a resource guide to learn the math skills and concepts. While the first few quizzes may seem overly basic and simple, later ones will be much more demanding and will require extensive use of your textbook.

Purpose of Tech Math

The NJATC is aware that any formal mathematical studies you have completed may have occurred several years ago. Therefore, it is very possible that some of your math skills may be a bit "rusty." Consequently, this course is offered both as a refresher and as an introduction to the mathematics used in electrical construction to help ensure success in your future endeavors.

You should take full advantage of this review. Once you receive your textbook, it is your responsibility to read and study the corresponding unit in the textbook in order to successfully complete the quizzes in this online course. Unsatisfactory results from any segments of this course will be an indication that you need additional study in those areas. There is no embarrassment associated with recognizing distinct mathematical areas that need to be strengthened. The better developed your math skills are; the greater chance there is for gratifying success throughout your chosen career.

If you are struggling with basic algebraic equations and/or other related math concepts at the end of this course, you should enroll in an applicable mathematics class as soon as possible. Investigate to see what courses are available through your local IBEW/NECA Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), colleges, universities or adult evening classes.

The NJATC wants you to be successful. Our future depends on the Knowledge, Skill, and Ability of our members. We cannot, and will not, tolerate those who refuse to put forth the effort necessary to succeed. This course represents one of our Industry's many efforts to help you grow and improve your skill level.

Good luck. Study hard and success will be yours!

Mar 14, 2018
Applying online is not possible at this time.  However, you may find a printable version of our application that can be filled out online and then printed, to bring with you along with the other requiured documents on application day.  If you are using the online form you must fill in all the required fields, and fill out the rest of the application to the best of your ability.

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