How to Get Started in the Electrical Industry

Individuals interested in beginning the 4-Year Apprentice Program at IECRM, and/or finding a job as an electrical apprentice, must follow the instructions below.

OPTION A: If you are already employed as an apprentice, or you are a contractor interested in registering one of your apprentices for schooling, please visit this page for directions on How to Register. Apprentices, please approach your contractor with this information, since your contractor will be the one to register you for school. You DO NOT need to follow the instructions below!

OPTION B: If you are seeking employment as an apprentice and/or interested in schooling at IECRM:

  1. Visit the Four-Year Electrician’s Apprentice Program FAQ’s page. This FAQ page should answer MANY of your questions about our program, what is involved, when classes start, tuition and book costs, and more.
  2. Call IECRM at (303) 853-4886 to make an appointment for an interview and math test. IECRM interviews new students on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m, at its main Denver Campus (11429 Pearl Street,Northglenn, CO 80233.)
    • Please allow at least 2 hours for your appointment (you will be filling out an application, going through a brief interview process, and taking a math exam.)
  3. Bring the following items to your appointment:
    • Colorado Driver’s License
    • Social Security Card (OR a Birth Certificate OR Passport)
    • Any schooling transcripts you may have — transcripts can be unofficial from High School, GED, or College.
  4. After following steps 1 and 2 above, you will be placed on our Hire List.
    • The Hire  List is used regularly by electrical contractors, to hire new apprentices and licensed electricians.
    • IECRM does not guarantee employment from the Hire List — see Step #4.
  5. You should also begin seeking employment on your own. Start with our Job Postings page, but use all available resources (networking, online search, calling companies, etc.)
  6. Get started with school — See Important Dates for Students.
    • Many of our students have secured apprenticeships when they begin school. HOWEVER you can still start school at IECRM even if you are not yet employed as an apprentice. When registration opens, please call Annette at (303) 853-4886 to register yourself as a “Self-Pay Student”.

Prospective students who desire to test out of first or second year classes must schedule an appointment with the Training Office prior to July 1st. A $75 fee will apply to anyone without trade related transcripts. Passing score is an 80%.  There is not a placement test to move from the third year into fourth year, or to move out of the fourth year. Returning IECRM students that have been out a year or more will also have to take the Placement Test.

If you have any further questions or would like more details on any of the above, please contact Annette Gauna, IECRM Training Manager, at (303) 853-4886.

 Important Dates for 2017-18 Students

Attend class in Denver, Fort. Collins or Live-Online.

June 19th – July 23rd IECRM Member Registration Opens: During the week of June 19th registration opens for IECRM members only.
June 26th – July 7th Early Registration: Contractors and students must register and pay-in-full by July 7, 2017 to take advantage of the early registration tuition rates, listed below:
$590 = Early Registration Member Rate
$840 = Early Registration Non-Member Rate
July 7th – July 21st General Registration: After July 7, 2017 contractors and students may register until July 21, 2017 at the regular registration tuition rates, listed below:
$640 = Regular Registration Member Rate.
$915 = Regular Registration Non-Member Rate.
Plus the cost of books. Book costs range from $400-$600 a year.

*After the last day of early registration, you may still register a student until July 21st at the regular registration price.

Required Math Assessment Dates

A score of 70% or above is required on the Math Assessment test before you may attend class at IECRM. The dates the test will be given are listed below. If you get a score less than 70% on the Math Assessment Test then the Math Module is required before you may attend class. The Math Assessment is FREE and the Math Module is a fee of $140.  

July 10th
Math Assessment Test
The Math Assessment test will be given at the IECRM Denver Campus only. No appointment needed. The last test will be distributed at 4:30. Bring a calculator!!
July 17th
Math Assessment Test
The Math Assessment test will be given at the IECRM Denver Campus only. No appointment needed. The last test will be distributed at 4:30. Bring a calculator!!
July 24th – 26th 
Math Module (available online or at the Denver Campus)
Those that scored less than 70% on the required Math Assessment Test is required to take the Math Module in order to attend class at IECRM. The cost of the Math Module is $140. Please click here to register for the Math Module.

2017-18 Class Orientation & Start Dates

The Week of July 31st
Live Online Classes Begin
The class night of the week will be assigned and emailed to the student and contractor by the week of July 24th.
The Week of July 31st
Orientation for the Denver and Fort Collins Students (in-class new students only)
Orientation will be held at the Denver campus for Denver and Fort Collins new students only. Online students and students that have previously attended IECRM do NOT need to attend.  Please check back for the specific date.
The Week of August 7th
Classes Begin at the Denver & Fort Collins Campuses
The class night of the week will be assigned and emailed to the student and contractor by the week of July 31st.

Campus Locations

  • Denver 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 the week before school starts and will be emailed to both the student and the contractor.

Please note: class schedules will be emailed the week before class. If you have not received your class schedule by email please request your class schedule at

Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain

11429 Pearl St.
Northglenn, CO 80233
Ph: 303-853-4886 | Fax: 303-853-4909
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