Who is IECRM?

Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM), established in 1981, is one of 50 chapters of Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), founded in 1957. IEC is a national trade association for merit shop electrical contractors. Learn more about IEC National.

IECRM is the largest IEC electrical training program in the country and has been the leading electrical and renewable energy contractor association in Colorado for over 39 years. Our member base is comprised of over 250 electrical contractors and industry partners and provides training to over 2,500 electrical apprentices and licensed electricians annually. IECRM is dedicated to educating, promoting, and advancing the electrical industry. Learn more about IECRM here.

What does it take to become an electrician?

A combination of 8,000 hours on-the-job training as an Electrician’s Apprentice and at least 288 hours of classroom training is required in order to take the license exam to become a Journeyman Electrician in the state of Colorado or Wyoming.

Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom teaching using the highest industry standards.

IECRM provides the classroom training that is required by the state of Colorado and offers resources to connect individuals to companies that are hiring.

Please visit our FAQ page for more information about becoming an electrician.

Required Math Assessment for First-Year Students:

All first-year students need to take the IECRM Math Assessment. This can be taken one time with a calculator. If you do not pass the assessment, you will need to enroll in an online math module before the beginning of the first year.

School Year 2020-2021 – Second Semester:

Late Start Students do not register at this time. Second Semester registration will begin in February 2021.

A Message from Paul Lingo, IECRM’s Training Director (Updated 11/19/20):

Due to the current spike in COVID-19 cases, not only in Adams County but state and nationwide, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone in-person and the possibility of hybrid instruction at this time. This results in all classes continuing to remain online at the start of the next semester. We will reevaluate the possibility of transitioning to hybrid or in-person labs in February 2021. All IECRM Apprenticeship course work will continue to be conducted ONLINE, led in real-time by Instructors.  

Our goal is to keep our students, their employers, co-workers, IECRM staff, and their families safe during these times.

IECRM is working with ever-changing guidelines for in-class sessions and we are hoping to return to normal as soon as possible. Please stay tuned and we will update you as soon as we can.

Late Start Students do not register at this time. Second Semester registration will begin in February 2021.

  • Early Bird Registration,  – Monday, November 23
  • Early Bird Registration Closes – Friday, December 4
  • Grades will be final no later than December 14
  • Registration Closes – Friday, December 18
  • The final schedule will be emailed to the student no later than Wednesday, December, 30
  • Classes Begin – Week of January 4

Students that are repeating the second semester will be billed for book kits separately. It is required for all students to have an updated book kit for the school year. Fast Track Students are required to purchase a book kit for 2nd year.

Members must be in good standing in order to receive the member rate. Payment in full is required by end of the day on the close of early-bird registration (December 4) in order to receive the discounted rate.

Training Locations & Availability

  • Main Northglenn Campus: 11429 Pearl Street, Northglenn, CO 80233
  • Fort Collins Campus: 912 Smithfield Dr., Ft. Collins, CO 80524
  • Live-Online Program: Online

Class Schedules:

Class schedules are generated and emailed to students the week before school starts.

The next enrollment period for new students will begin Summer of 2021.

What is required to renew your electrical license this code cycle?

All licensed electricians in the state of Colorado are now required to complete 24 hours of CEUs each code cycle. The current code cycle will end in September of 2020. IECRM offers CEUs in-class and online.

 2020 Code and NEC Changes books are NOW available to purchase at IECRM and online. Get yours today!

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11429 Pearl St.
Northglenn, CO 80233
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