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In the IBEW we pride ourselves in being the best educated electricians in the trade. We have training options for electricians at every level of their career.


Our apprenticeship is our premier educational program. It is intended to train well-rounded electricians who can perform any task on any job anywhere in the United States.

If you are just starting out, apprenticeship is your fastest path to Journeyman status.

The apprenticeship program is a five-year night school. Current tuition cost is $700 per year.

Local 520 Scholarships can pay for the entire cost of this program.

Go to the following website to get started with your application:


Local 520 offers a full range of electrician training courses including pipe bending, electrical code, device wiring, transformers and motor control. These courses are 12 to 24 hours in length and cost $75 to $90.

You can find a schedule of upcoming courses here:

Taking classes will cut down on the time it takes to get a raise!

We also have a Journeyman Test-Prep class for Brothers and Sisters who are ready to get their state licenses.


Our Austin Electrical Training Alliance offers excellent Continuing Education Classes and a Master Test-Prep class.