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Chapter 103 of the Iowa Code states that “an applicant for a Class A Journeyman license shall have successfully completed an apprenticeship training program registered by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training of the United States Department of Labor…” Such programs are traditionally offered by the area trade organizations. For more information about the traditional apprenticeship programs, please contact Apprentice Liaison Rich Madden at 515-284-4690. The Electrical Examining Board has also recognized the training programs of some technical schools as equivalent to the Department of Labor (DOL) requirements and have provided avenues for their graduates to obtain Journeyman electrical licenses. Listed below are the contact information for the accepted programs. If you wish to have your electrical program approved also, please visit Post Secondary Electrical Programs.

ABC of Iowa (US Dept. of Labor approved)

Electrical Association (US Dept. of Labor Approved)
Electrical Association
Contact: Michelle Dreier 1-800-829-6117

Hawkeye Community College
(US Dept. of Labor approved-Online or Classroom Training)
Waterloo, Iowa
Contact: Jerry Orr 319-277-2490

Indian Hills Community College (PSEP approved)
Ottumwa, Iowa
Contact: JP Jones, 641-683-4241

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - IBEW
(US Dept. of Labor approved)
Des Moines Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
Cedar Rapids Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
Sioux City Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
Southeast Iowa Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
Dubuque Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

Iowa Central Community College (US Dept. of Labor & PSEP approved)
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Contact: Troy Harris
Contact: Steve Cabrera

Iowa Department of Corrections
(U.S. Dept. of Labor Approved)
Anamosa, Iowa
Contact: Tim Diesburg 319-462-3504

Iowa Lakes Community College (US Dept. of Labor & PSEP approved)
Estherville, Iowa
Contact: Doug Zemler

Mitchell Technical Institute (PSEP approved)
Mitchell, SD
Contact: Doug Fuerst

Northeast Iowa Community College (PSEP approved)
Calmar, Iowa

Northwest Iowa Community College (PSEP approved)
Sheldon, Iowa
712-324-5061 or 1-800-352-4907

Penn Foster, Inc.
(US Dept. of Labor approved)
Contact: Rick Bruno, 518-894-5125

Riverland Community College (PSEP approved)
Albert Lea, MN

Southwestern Community College (PSEP approved)
Creston, Iowa
Josh Keul 641-782-1532


Post Secondary Electrical Programs
Apprentice License


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Created: 02-07-2006
Last Updated: 12-28-2012 (JGL)