Applicants - How To Apply

ATTENTION APPLICANTS ON POOL - If the pool of eligiable list shifts you will recevie an email with your new ranking. 

*VA means Veterans. We have an exception for VA. Veterans may apply to the program at any time if they meet the minimum qualifications of the program they will be scored and placed at the top of the Ranked Pool of Eligibles.

The Area II Inside Electrical apprenticeship program is a 4-year program designed to give students the experience and training necessary to earn the status of "general journeyman electrician". It is a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. Over the four years, 576 hours of class and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training are earned through a combination of classroom instruction at the Independent Electrical Training Center and work experience with approved training agents (employers). Once these minimum requirements are completed, apprentices take the general journeyman examination to become licensed electricians. 



   We will most likely not open again for applications until May 2018. Once opening dates have been determined we will be post them a month in advance.

VIEW/PRINT AREA II INSIDE ELECTRICAL PROGRAM FLYER  -The program flyer lists the minumum qualifications that are required  to apply.   

How to Apply For the Area II (Salem) Inside Electrical Apprenticeship Program

The Area II (Salem) Inside Electrical Apprenticeship Program serves General Journeyman Electricians in Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk counties, and the south half of Yamhill county.

The program must be open to submit an application:

Applications may be dropped off or mailed to the IEC office when we are accepting applications located at: 11481 SW Hall Blvd. Suite 100, Tigard, OR 97223

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age within 45-days after the closing application date.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate; or have completed an associate degree or higher from an educational institution accredited by a state education agency.
  • One year of high school algebra, Integrated math II or equivalent with a grade of C or higher, or submit equivalent math placement test scores.  If the algebra, Integrated math II (or equivalent) was taken over two years ago, equivalent math placement test scores within the previous two year must be submitted.
  • Math placement scores must be math 65 / 70 or higher 

 Algebra Help or Math League 

Take a college placement test scoring high enough to place you in one of the following math classes:

Portland Community College - Math 65/70 
Clackamas Community College - Math 65
Linn Benton Community College - Math 65 
Chemeketa Community College - Math 70 

Mt. Hood Community College - Math 80

Additional Employment Conditions: 

Employers may require a pre-employment drug screening test

Employers may require a valid driver’s license & meet the employers 
liability insurance carrier requirements

Employers may require a background check


Portland Area Inside Electrical Contact Information

If you are interested in applying for the Inside Electrical program in the Portland Metro area you will need to contact the Area 1 Inside Electrical Program (PORTLAND AREA) at 503-459-4056 or visit them on the web at