Dear IECRM Members and Partners,
The safety of our members and apprentices is, and always will be, our top priority. The dynamic nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak requires us to be nimble and flexible in how we respond, provide member services and apprenticeship training, as well as protect our members and your employees.
IECRM is continually monitoring this rapidly changing situation, continuing to remain vigilant, and following recommended precautionary measures, protocols and guidelines from various health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local city and state authorities.
In order to provide you with the latest information about this crisis, we invite you to check our website for daily updates and to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can rely on us to be responsible, reasonable, and responsive.
Members are encouraged to join our Weekly Online Member Forums: Covid Impacts.
This live-online weekly session will be a facilitated discussion with key safety and business leaders to discuss and answer questions among participants regarding preparedness, response and future planning amid the COVID-19 situation. This is an opportunity to share ideas, learn from others, and consider how we are doing as an industry during this unprecedented time. A Zoom link will be distributed to those who register prior to the start of the session. We hope you can join us!
Take everyday actions to protect yourself and those you love. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommendations and resources for you here. We echo their guidance, especially by actively encouraging all of our staff, members and apprentices to stay home when sick, and migrating classes and some events to online. We appreciate your partnership in carefully responding to matters of public health.
Changes to Apprenticeship Training Program
Starting the week of March 23rd, ALL apprenticeship classes will be held online. Our instructors have been trained to use the Classroom Management System (CMS) for online delivery and instruction; and students and their managers have received detailed information for accessing the online system.
Tutoring offered at the Northglenn Main Campus has been postponed until further notice. We will send out communication when we are able to offer it again.
Continuing Education Classes (CEUs)
IECRM will continue offering CEUs in order to meet State of Colorado license renewal requirements. CEUs will move to a live-online format via Zoom until further notice. If you have already registered for a CEU or professional development course, please watch your email for messages from Londell@iecrm.org for updates on scheduling and movement of classes online. You may still register for CEUs at iecrm.org/ceus.
Meetings, Events, Activities
We have suspended face-to-face meetings except via virtual tools like Zoom. As such, we also are postponing the Summit Awards Banquet. This also includes deadlines for project and individual nominations for Summit Awards. A new date has yet to be determined. If you have already submitted a nomination, thank you! It will be safely held and judged along with all entries when a new deadline for submission is set. Additionally the Safety Awards application and judging are postponed with new dates to be decided.
Event updates at a glance:
(green = firm school dates, cannot be moved; red = in-person with social distancing; blue = moved to online)
Thursday, June 4: Member Quarterly Luncheon (online)
Saturday, June 6: Graduation (online or socially distanced new location)
Thursday, June 11: Virtual Career Fair
Monday, June 15: Early Bird Registration (IECRM Members Only)
Monday, June 22: Early Bird Registration (All)
Friday, June 26: Clay Shoot and include Instructors
Friday, July 3: Early Bird Registration Closes
Friday, July 17: Registration Closes
Monday, July 27: Orientation & Book Pick-up Week (online or in-person)
Monday, August 3: 1st week of class (online or in-person)
Thurs, August 13: Summit Awards (might have to move online)
Thursday, September 3: Golf Tournament
Monday, October 5: Late Start orientation/ book pick up (online or in-person)
Friday, October 9: Expo & Back to School Oktoberfest Event (NEW)
Monday, October 12: Late Start classes begin (online or in-person)
Oct 26-30: National Convention
Monday, November 9: National Apprenticeship Week (might move to week of Monday, Nov. 16)
Thursday, November 12: State of the Industry Business Dinner
Friday, November 20: Student Holiday Party
Friday, December 4: Holiday Parade Party (likely will cancel)
IECRM Staffing / Office Operations:
We will be following Social Distancing or Work from Home protocols. That date may change given the constantly evolving situation and recommendations. We promise to keep you apprised of any changes in this schedule.
We know this is a stressful and unprecedented time for your business, employees, families and community. We appreciate your flexibility during this transition.
As you know, we view each and every one of you as an extension of our family and we care deeply about each of you and our community as a whole. You may contact the IECRM office by phone at 303.853.4886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns or needs we can support; and so we can provide additional information and/or respond appropriately as we continue to serve you.
Stay safe and healthy,
Marilyn Akers Stansbury
Recent IECRM COVID-19 Communications:
March 20, 2020 – Update
March 19, 2020 – Update
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) move to a live-online delivery via Zoom
March 18, 2020 – Update
Resources for IECRM members to help navigate the impact of COVID-19
March 13, 2020 – Update
IECRM Training Schedule
Resources and COVID-19 Updates Just a Click Away
IECRM is here for you during this challenging time. Here are handy updates and links to resources for your referral:
Colorado Covid Information:
Email Colorado Department of Health COHELP@RMPDC.org (answers in English only)
CDC Covid Information:
CDC Guidance for Businesses
National/ International Resources:
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 38 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.
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.
Important Dates for 2020-21 Students
|Monday, June 15
Monday, June 22
Friday, July 3
Friday, July 17
|Early Bird Registration (Member Only)
Early Bird Registration (All)
Early Bird Registration Closes
Please note: The Math Assessment will be given online. The link will be made available when registration opens.
Class Orientation & Start Dates
|Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30
(5:30-9:30pm)Week of August 3
|Orientation and Book Pick-up
The class night of the week will be assigned and emailed to the student the week before class starts.Classes Begin
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.
Training Locations & Availability
- Main Northglenn Campus: 11429 Pearl Street, Northglenn, CO 80233
- Fort Collins Campus: 912 Smithfield Dr., Ft. Collins, CO 80524
- South Denver Location: 15653 Brookstone Dr., Parker, CO 80134
- Live-Online Program: Online
Class schedules are generated and emailed to students the week before school starts.
The next enrollment period for new students will begin in June of 2020.
2020 Code and NEC Changes books are NOW available to purchase at IECRM and online. Get yours today!
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