Applicants are required to get a qualifying score in an aptitude test as part of their application. The National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers jointly offer apprenticeship training programs and provide training materials for applicants to prepare for the test.
Requirements to become an apprentice include a minimum age of 18 years, a high school diploma and a passing grade in high school algebra. Applicants must be drug-free. Applicants must find programs located near them. An applicant may be required to pay a processing fee. Requirements for application vary by state, so applicants need to check the specific requirements in their states.