How To Apply

Each of the four types of electrical work share common skills and knowledge. However, the basic requirements for becoming an apprentice in any of the programs are similar. Below are the required steps for application and consideration. Each step must be completed before moving to the next step.

Step 1: Application

Currently all application must be completed in person at the Central Florida JATC. The following documents are required to complete an application and should be brought with you when you visit the office.

Required Documents
  • Driver’s License or Picture ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate and Scores
  • Official Sealed High School Transcripts showing one (1) full credit of Algebra.
Additional Information
  • Resume
  • Proof of Military Experience (DD214)
  • College Transcripts
  • Vocational Transcripts
  • Letter of Electrical Experience
  • Referral Letters

Step 2: Aptitude Exam

The aptitude exam is validated for use by sponsors of the IBEW/NECA electrical apprenticeship programs to assist in the selection of apprentices. The Aptitude Exam evaluates candidates on their math skills and Reading comprehension. A score of Pass or Fail is provided the day after the exam. Applicants are only tested once a month in order of completed application dates. A $20 application fee (cash only) is required before taking the exam. Anyone absent for the exam must wait 6 months before being rescheduled.

Step 3: Interview

Applicants are interviewed and scored by the appropriate program committee. Committee interviews take place once a month; depending on the volume of applicants, it could take up to 6 months to be interviewed. Based on interview performance, all applicants are placed on a ranking list. Applicants are accepted into Apprenticeship programs based on their placement on the ranking list.

Step 4: Accepted Applicants

Only those applicants accepted into the Apprenticeship program will receive a letter from the Central Florida Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) informing them of the decision and inviting them to attend classes. Keep in mind, selections are not always immediately following the interview. Very often, several months may pass before actual selection are made and a new school years starts. Applicants remain on the ranking list for possible selection into school for 2 years before needing to re-apply.

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex – except the applicant must be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age at the time of indenture. The JATC does not and will not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity  in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under applicable law and lawful regulations issued thereunder.