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Electrical Apprenticeship

Location: Workforce Training Center

Apprenticeship Classes at NIC

NIC Workforce Training Center offers a Federal and State approved program of Related Instruction (RI) for Electrical Apprentices. The 144 hours of instruction (required by DOPL) are offered each year (approximately 16 hours/month). Classes begin in September and run through May/June.  100% ATTENDANCE OF ALL FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES IS MANDATORY.  

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Registration Requirements

Any person wishing to become an Electrical Apprentice in Idaho must:

  • Meet minimum age requirements of 16 years for electrical. 16 and 17-year-old apprentices are required to enter a STRAP agreement with parental approval and signature.
  • Register and obtain an apprentice card with the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses (DOPL) and/or the State of WA, Department of Labor and Industries.
  • Work in the trade under the supervision of a journeyman.

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Class Fees and Registration

Program costs range from $1,800 to $1,850 per year for Idaho residents. Tuition for apprentice courses includes instruction, course textbooks, state end-of-the-year testing, and materials. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Scholarship applications are available at the Workforce Training Center. The Electrical Apprenticeship also qualifies for Idaho Launch.

Full payment of tuition or enrollment in the payment plan is required at the time of registration. To register, contact the Workforce Training Center at (208) 769-3214 or

*Note for Washington Employers and Trainees in the Electrical Field.
North Idaho College Workforce Training Center is happy to announce that GSET (Greater Spokane Electrical Training) Electrical 01 Apprenticeship has been approved by the WSATC (Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council). GSET has selected NIC Workforce Training as it RSI (Related Supplemental Instruction) contracted provider.

GSAT (Greater Spokane Apprenticeship Training- 501c3 parent) is accepting registration for GSET (Greater Spokane Electrical Training) 01 Electrical Training Agents and Apprentices at Registration forms for Training Agents and enrollment forms for Apprentices can be found at the website. All apprentices interested in obtaining their Washington 01 Electrical apprentice card and being qualified to test in Washington for a Journeyman license must enroll on the GSET website. NIC Workforce Training website will not accept Washington registrations.

For apprentice registration or additional information contact:

Idaho Division of Occupational and& Professional Licenses
1090 East Watertower Street, Suite 150 Meridian, Idaho 83642
(800) 955-3044 

WA State Dept.of Labor and Industries
901 N Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201
(800) 509-8847


Registration Form

To receive a Journeyman’s license in the State of Idaho, there are three requirements:

  • Work 8000 On-The Job training (OJT) hours as an apprentice (2000 hours/year for four years)
  • Attend and pass all four years (576 hours) of apprenticeship Related Instruction (RI) classes (minimum of 144 hours of instruction per year)
  • Pass the state Journeyman exam

Request your CEU hours/Apprentice Card renewal for state agency reporting  

*NIC Workforce Training Center does NOT report OJT hours to the state agencies.

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

The A.A.S. Degree is available through North Idaho College for Electrical, Plumbing, and HVACR apprentice students. Apprentices who pass all four years of related instruction may be awarded 56 credits (14 credits per year). Degree-seeking students must complete a minimum of 15 additional credits in required subjects. Twelve of the 15 credits must be taken at NIC. There is a charge of $10 per credit, or $560, to have the credits transcribed. For more information, contact NIC Cardinal Central at (208) 769-3311.

Class Location

NIC Workforce Training Center: 525 S Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, ID 


Contact WTC Customer Service at 208-769-3214  or

The Trades Apprenticeship Program is supported by the US Department of Labor through the CSG (The Closing the Skill Gap) Grant. A total of $369,471, or 10% of the program, is financed with federal funds over a four-year period.