Electrical measurements with multimeter tester

School Information

IEC of Oregon and the Area II Inside Electrical JATC operate the Independent Electrical Training Center (IETC) for the in-class portion of apprentice training and continuing education classes for licensed journey workers. Located in North Salem off I-5 at exit 258, IETC offers 10,000 square feet of space with 5 well-equipped classrooms and 2 permanent training labs.

Classes at IETC are two nights a week in the fall, winter, and spring. Classes adhere to the nationally recognized curriculum developed by IEC National and are accredited by Chemeketa Community College. Please see the Inside Electrical calendar for school dates.

Registration & Class Information

The IETC Education Director, Jeff Hooper, will email out school information for the entire school year in July. Students will need to register for classes with both Chemeketa Community College and with IETC. Tuition information for each term will be emailed out one month prior to the start of term. Please see the Inside Electrical calendar for school dates.

Reminder: Only registered apprentices may begin school.

Financial Aid

The Independent Electrical Training Trust awards scholarships on an annual basis. Information on scholarships is emailed out each spring, and the scholarships are awarded in July.

Apprentices may also apply for scholarships & financial aid through Chemeketa Community College. For more information, please visit the college’s financial aid page here and their scholarship page here.

Degree Information

The Area II Inside Electrical apprenticeship program is affiliated with Chemeketa Community College and apprentices earn college credit by taking classes at IETC. Apprentices may earn a Certificate of Completion in Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies by completing all 12 related training courses in the apprenticeship program and 3 required general education courses through the college. Apprentices may earn an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies by completing all 12 related training course in the apprenticeship program and 6 required general education courses through the college.

Registered apprentices must log their on-the-job training hours by submitting Monthly Progress Reports online by the 10th of every month.

Resources for Current Apprentices

Wage Scale

The Area II Inside Electrical JATC Committee collected a wage survey from all registered training agents.  The wage was calculated by adding all the reported average hourly wages and dividing the total number of participating training agents.

The annual wage for 2023 increased to $40.97 per hour for an average Area II Inside Electrical journey worker.  See below for the wage breakdown for Area II Inside Electrical apprentices.  The effective date is January 1, 2023.  (Last year’s wage was $39.40).

Average Journey Worker Wage: $40.97
Effective January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023




Pay Scale

Minimum OJT

Required Related Training
(completion with grade C or higher)

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1st year Fall term (48 hours)






1st year complete (144 hours)






2nd year Fall term (192 hours)






2nd year complete (288 hours)






3rd year Fall term (336 hours)






3rd year complete (432 hours)






4th year Fall term (480 hours)


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kayleen Williams by phone at 503 598-7789 or email at kayleen@iecoregon.org.

CPR/First Aid Classes

Apprentices are required to obtain an Adult CPR/First Aid card within their first 90 days in the program and maintain a current card throughout its duration. IEC of Oregon regularly offers CPR/First aid classes to satisfy this requirement. You can view upcoming classes here.

Apprentices Referred to Test

If you have been referred to test and recently took your state exam, you can check the Building Codes Division website to see if you passed by clicking here. If you see your name posted with a license number, please send the apprenticeship department an email letting us know that you passed.

Washington State Trainee Card

If your employer has you work in Washington State, then you will need to obtain a trainee card to perform any electrical work there. If your employer needs you to obtain a card, you can find the necessary information on the Washington State Labor & Industries website here.

Veterans’ Benefits

This apprenticeship program is approved by the VA to offer VA benefits. If eligible, you may use veterans’ benefits while registered in this program. For more information, please see the Veterans Benefits Administration website here or call the VA at (888) 442-4551.

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