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how much training does an electrician need?

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Matt’s Answer

Electricians often complete their apprenticeship in 4-5 years. Note, however, that apprentice electrician is a paid job, starting at around 40% of the area's Journeyman hourly rate. This is generally a real living wage, and steadily increases with experience. There is some classroom training before you can become an apprentice, but it's weeks not years. Your local community college likely has courses, and your local IBEW chapter or IEC chapter can probably connect you with other options and advice.
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Atul’s Answer

Assuming you have gone to vocational school in your county to learn to be an electrician and have passed with good grades or got certification - you will have local reputed companies who are seeking electricians will be glad to train you further.
It will also help if you acquire an associate degree to become well rounded person to know beyond basics of electricity and its applications.
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Jaycee’s Answer

Good question!

First, it will depend on the state you are working in as every state may have particular training and licensing requirements. You must then find a program in your location that will offer you the certification requirements needed to become a general electrician. The program will need to be approved by the state of Industrial Relations typically.

Basics of electrical engineering that you will likely learn are:

National electrical code requirements
Wiring basics
Mathematics essential to the trade
Safety, including OSHA and CPR
Conduit Bending

After your training and certification, you will then need on the job experience with another professional electrician to ensure you are well versed for the job. A lot of training schools offer a route to on the job training!

There's a start!
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Jacquelyn’s Answer

It would be advantageous for you to seek out a local Electrician company (preferably a small bus owned company) and see if you could do an internship (and wouldn't even have to be formal) either paid or unpaid, as I am sure they would welcome hte help either way. This will give you an oportunity to learn the "basics" and also help you as you enter a "formal" heating and electrician program.
Thank you comment icon Hi Jacquelyn, thanks for providing this advice! I think the student is looking for information on how much training / what type / what credentials are needed for this career. Could you add to your advice and include some more info to answer this student’s question? Thanks so much! Alexandra Carpenter, Admin
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Jacquelyn’s Answer

As Jaycee mentioned in her response - the qualifications vary from state to state. It would be beneficial for you to research the latest requirements in California (they change a lot and California seems to be different from other states due to California specific regulation). I would also seek a small private owned company that perhaps you could spend some time with them and see what are the specific qualifications for an electrician. There are trade schools that specialize in certifications where you could be certified as an electrician. You might also be required to "renew" your certification (again based on specific state requirements) I am not familiar with California regulations. But becoming an electrician does not require a 4 yr Engineering degree. You need your electrician certification. You would probably benefit by applying for an internship with a local electrician as well.
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