The Wisconsin NECA-IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Program is a nonprofit organization that is jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and Local Unions 14, 127, 158, 159, 388, 430, 577 and 890 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. CLICK ON AN AREA OF THE MAP FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION!


14 L LaCrosse Area 127 Kenosha Area 890 South Central Wisconsin Area 159 Madison Area 577 Appleton Oshkosh Area 158 Northeast Area 388 Wisconsin River Area 14E Eau Claire Area 14 L LaCrosse Area Visit Magellan Mapping online! 430 Racine Area J.A.T.C. Milwaukee & KM Area Continuing Education

It is the responsibility of the NECA-IBEW Apprenticeship and Training Program to provide training opportunities and services to contractors, apprentices, and journeyworkers in the electrical industry for the participating areas. 

In apprenticeship you literally EARN WHILE YOU LEARN.  As you advance through your training, you receive predetermined pay increases.  As you develop more complex job skills and improve your knowledge, you are rewarded for your hard work.  You also LEARN BY DOING.  A qualified journey-level craftsman supervises your On the Job Training.  

Following an electrician through these apprenticeship programs and into their careers as journey level workers, combined with "state of the art" training facilities, highly trained instructional staff and meaningful continuing education provides the highest quality, professional installations by the very best trained workforce.  

We have three electrical apprenticeship training programs. 

    • Construction (Inside) Electrician,
    • Installer-Technician (Voice-Data-Video) and
    • Residential Electrician

Each apprenticeship requires on the job training as well as related (classroom) instruction.  The apprentice will be paid for on the job training and Wisconsin is unique in requiring employers to pay apprentices their hourly wage while attending a portion of their related instruction.  Investigate each program to determine which apprenticeship program is right for you.  890 South Central Wisconsin Area  


DSPS Continuing Education Changes - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A recent change to the Wisconsin Administrative Code SPS 305 allows an extra three (3) months for trades credential holders to complete and submit their required Continuing Education (CEU) credits prior to license renewal.

Previously, all trades credential holders were required to complete their CEU credits three (3) months before their renewal date.



DSPS Licensing Questions - Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) has asked that we provide their general contact information to individuals who have Electrical Licensing questions:

DSPS Trades

Phone:  608-266-2112, option 1 (Licenses & Credentials)




Change in 2011 NEC Adoption for Exams - Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services has adopted the 2011 National Electric Code (NEC) effective December 1, 2013.  As a result, electrical licensing exam questions will be based on the 2011 NEC as of March 1, 2014.  Exam confirmation letters will be updated to include the version of the code for your exam. 


Madison Area Electrical JATT Tuition Reimbursement Tutorial - Monday, July 16, 2012

 A tutorial has been posted on the "Forms" page to assist Madison Area Electrical Apprentices and IBEW Local 159 Journeyworker Electricians with naviagting Madison College's website. The document details how to obtain the required "Proof of Payment" and "Detailed Grade" reports. Please review the document before submitting your request for reimbursement of tutiion paid. Thank You.


New Madison office location for S&B license services - Friday, July 15, 2011

The state Safety and Buildings Division unit that provides counter service in Madison for licenses, certifications, and registrations is moving, changing office location as part of the formation of the new Department of Safety and Professional Services.

The new location July 25, 2011, is at 1400 East Washington Avenue (53703) in Madison (see close-up map - see Madison map), at the corner with North Dickinson Street, just southwest of the Yahara River. Free parking is available in a lot on North Dickinson Street. 

Mailing addresses for S&B forms and telephone numbers will remain the same. The telephone number for licenses, certifications, and registrations is 608-261-8467. 

All other S&B services in Madison remain at 201 West Washington Avenue.