Florida Electrical Apprenticeship Association 

5656 Corporate Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

(561) 697-4893    Fax (561) 697-8728
 

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM


Apprenticeship consists of 4 years of a combination of classroom/lab hours as well as work related instruction in the field. At the end of each year the apprentice will receive a Certificate of Promotion; at the end of the 4th year the apprentice will receive a “Certificate of Completion” from FEAA as well as a “Completion of Apprenticeship” certificate from the State of Florida, Department of Education.

IN ORDER TO REMAIN IN APPRENTICESHIP, YOU MUST BE WORKING WITH A PARTICIPATING LICENSED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR AT ALL TIMES.

Apprenticeship Requirements per Year

Each year of apprenticeship requires:

  • 144 minimum classroom/lab hours

  • Passing grade of at least 70%

  • 2000 hours of on-the-job-training (OJT) with a participating licensed electrical contractor. OJT is documented on the student’s work sheets (WPS) and is signed by the contractor.

  • 12 completed months of WPS on file

Apprentices will not receive their certificate until ALL of the above requirements are met.

Apprenticeship Requirements For Completion


At the end of the 4th year the apprentice should have met the following criteria to receive a Certificate of Completion from FEAA as well as from the State of Florida and PBSC:

  • 576 Classroom hours (144 hours per apprenticeship year)

  • Passing grade of at least 70%

  • 8000 hours of documented OJT hours with a participating licensed electrical contractor.

  • 48 completed months of WPS on file

Apprentices will not receive their certificate until ALL of the above requirements are met.

WHAT DOES IT COST ?

The cost is $500.00 per year for the training services that is paid by the contractor. Book fees vary in cost dependent on the class in which the apprentice is enrolling and can be purchased from our website under the order books tab (prices subject to change). In addition to their current year’s textbook each apprentice will be required to have the current NEC Codebook.

ABSENCES
Attendance, including graduation night, is mandatory. Each apprentice is required to complete at minimum, 144 instructional classroom hours per apprenticeship year. Once a student surpasses the allowed absences, they will be released from the program. All absences must be called into the apprenticeship office prior to class – this is the apprentice’s responsibility. If your absence is work related, your employer must call in for you. An absence that is called into the apprenticeship office will allow the apprentice to make up any class work/tests within 2 weeks of the absence. NO CALL – NO MAKE UP TESTS/WORK. It is the apprentice’s responsibility to make up missed work. Any tests that have to be made up due to an absence must be taken at the apprenticeship office, by appointment only and within 2 weeks. Students leaving class after the break without an excuse will be counted absent for the entire class.

MONTHLY WORK SHEETS
Work records must be complete, signed and up to date in your file at all times. You will not receive a certificate unless they are current. FEAA requires work records to be turned in each month to the instructor no later than the 1st Thursday of the following month. If a work record is turned in late or not at all, the apprentice will receive a 10 point deduction from his grade and will be noted on his grade report. The 10 points will NOT be added back to the grade once the record is received. Incomplete work records will be returned to the students and no credit given until they are completed and sent back to the apprenticeship office. If you supervise a job, the project manager/owner will be responsible to sign your work records. You can obtain blank work records under the “forms” section of this website.
 
HOW LONG WILL I BE AN APPRENTICE?
As dictated by industry standards, an apprentice must have continuous employment for four years (48 months), and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training with a participating licensed electrical contractor.

WHAT TRADE EDUCATION DO I RECEIVE?

Classroom training consists of up to 180 hours of trade instruction and lab per year. In order to achieve these hours you will have to attend class two nights a week for three hours each night including graduation night. During the apprenticeship program, the instruction is geared toward the technical aspects of the electrical trade from entry level to journeyman level.

FOR WHOM DO I WORK?

You work for a participating licensed electrical contractor. FEAA administers the training programs for the electrical trade employers and assists you in staying employed during the four-year program. It is your sole responsibility to let FEAA know at all times whom you are working for and if for any reason you are not working.

WHAT TO DO UPON ENTRANCE OF APPRENTICESHIP…
Complete the entire apprenticeship application and submit to FEAA.

A. Must be 18 years of age.
B. A valid Driver’s license or State ID
C. Social Security Card.
D. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma
E. Proof of US residency if not a US Citizen.
F. Ability to read and write English and do high school level math
G. It is necessary to be continuously employed by a sponsoring licensed electrical contractor.  We cannot enroll you into apprenticeship until you secure a job with a participating licensed electrical contractor.

UPON COMPLETION – At the end of each school year those students who have successfully, completed their class level and obtained the requirements set forth for each apprenticeship year will receive from FEAA a “Certificate of Promotion”.

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

1. FEAA is a state registered apprenticeship program.
2. This program requires four years on-the-job training and related classroom instruction.
3. Apprentice is responsible to program for:

a. Class Attendance
b. Monthly work sheets to instructors
c. Notification of change of address or phone
d. Notification of change of employer
e. Using established “change of employer” form
f.  Having required textbooks for class
g. Adult conduct

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS COULD RESULT IN TERMINATION FROM THE PROGRAM.