25 Instruction Hours • 62.5 Study Hours • Self-paced—completed within 1 to 12 Months
No Prerequisites • Certificate in Electrician Theory • Distance Education—delivered by video instruction with instructor support available by email or phone. Online exam only—no hands-on skills assessment.

This knowledge-based Electrical Course teaches the A to Z of the electrical trade. Students will study everything from electrical theory and the National Electrical Code® to blueprint reading, residential wiring, electronic control systems, motors and much more. Foundational principles of electricity, such as electric current, Ohm’s Law, and circuits are explained in detail. Students learn the tools of the trade, and critical safety procedures. How to install the residential electrical components are demonstrated in detail, including such items as device boxes, raceways and fittings, fasteners and anchors, conductors and cables and more. The course also includes electrical troubleshooting and repair. Students study and complete the course at a pace they control. Students must study with sufficient retention of the knowledge to pass their exams with a score of 80% or higher.

Completion of this Electrical Course prepares individuals for entry-level electrical trade workers, maintenance employees and do-it-yourself home and business owners, or to enter employment in such positions as Maintenance Electrician, Electrician Assistance and the electrical work involved in General Maintenance and Repair positions such as Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Maintenance Technician, and Building Maintenance and Repair Technician.

  • This course is NOT intended to lead to becoming a Licensed Electrician.
  • Certificates of this School do not qualify an individual to work as a licensed Electrician, or as a licensed Contractor
  • General Maintenance and Repair (SOC 49-9071 US Department of Labor), is a non-licensure occupational classification as are various trade assistant jobs in electrical. (See Standard Occupational Classifications 47-3013, 49-904271, 47-3019 and 49-9799 US Bureau of Labor Statistics). For more occupational information on these and related SOC’s go to: or
  • Only employees working on their employer’s premises, or individuals working on their own residence, may perform electrical work without a Journeyman or Contractor’s License. A self-employed individual may not perform any electrical work (except on their own residence) without an Electrical Contractor’s License. Additionally, maintenance employees are prohibited from certain types of electrical work without a license (e.g., electrical tasks such as adding new circuits or installing additional switches). Permissible tasks are repairing and replacing of existing electrical systems, operating electrical systems, and working directly with licensed Electrical Journeymen.
  • In order to become a licensed Electrician, an individual must be at least 16 years of age, register as an apprentice electrician, be employed by a licensed Electrical Contractor, complete work under constant supervision of a licensed Electrician Journeyman or Master employed by the Electrical Contractor, and be enrolled in or have completed a four-year training program at an approved school. In order to become a licensed Journeyman Electrician, an individual must have completed 8,000 hours of qualified electrical work as a registered apprentice under the constant supervision of a licensed Journeyman or Master Electrician, and passed the licensure exam.
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    Electrical Course 25 62.5 Electrician Theory