Live-Online Electrical Apprentice Program
IECRM is proud to offer a state-of-the-art, live, online training program for electrical apprentices called the Live-Online Program, an alternative to in-class training at our Denver and Ft. Collins campuses.
The program, launched in 2009, is one of the first in the country and leads the industry in quality instruction, engaging curriculum, and convenient accessibility for apprentices far and wide.
Our Live-Online Program is recognized by the US DOL Office of Apprenticeship (OA/BAT), and approved and regulated by The Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools Board.
Our program is looked upon throughout the nation as cutting-edge and a model for leading the way into the future of meeting contractor and student needs. IECRM is pleased to have this additional avenue of instruction for our hundreds of students.
How it Works
Students “meet” online for class on a designated night of the week, where they are taught live by an IECRM instructor. Class is once a week from 5:30-9:30pm (Mountain Time).
Curriculum & Tuition
When do classes start at IECRM for Live-Online apprentice students?
New students (“First Year Apprentices”) begin their first year of classroom training at IECRM in August of every year, and the first year ends in May/June of the next year. There are two semesters in a school year.
Information for Out-Of-State Applicants
The IECRM apprentice program fulfills state licensing requirements for the states of Colorado and Wyoming.
If you are an out-of-state resident, please follow these steps:
- Check to see if your state has a local IEC Chapter – click to view the full list of IEC Chapters. Your local chapter will be able to tell you if they offer an apprentice program near where you live, and they will also be able to tell you the apprentice training requirements for your state of residence – this is imperative because apprentice requirements vary from state to state.
- If your state does not have a local IEC Chapter, you must check with your state of residence to find out the apprentice training requirements within your state – this is imperative because apprentice training requirements vary from state to state.
- Contact IECRM with your state’s apprentice training requirements, and if our program meets your state’s requirements, we will begin the application process over the phone.
a. You do not need to come into our Denver office to fill out an application. We will take your information over the phone.
b. Please note, the OA/BAT program is not available to apprentice students outside of Colorado and Wyoming.
c. If you are a contractor interested in membership with IECRM, you may have an option to become a Member-at-Large with our chapter.
Please contact Mary Beth Armbruster, IECRM Director of Operations and Member Services, for details, at (303) 853-4886.
Please see this page for more info about IECRM, becoming an electrician, tuition, and how to find a job in the field.
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GI Bill Benefits
If you are a Veteran with GI Bill benefits, you can apply your benefits toward apprentice training at IECRM.
Please visit IECRM.org/veterans for more information on the benefits we provide to our Veterans.
Enterprise Zones: Job Training Tax Credit
Did you know that if your company is located in one of Colorado’s Enterprise Zones, you may be eligible to apply for a Job Training Tax Credit for what your company spends on apprentice training for its employees? Please visit IECRM.org/tax-credit for updated information.
Requirements for Live-Online Students
Please Note: Preference for this program is given to individuals who live or work at least 40 miles from the IECRM Denver or Loveland campuses.
- A personal computer (PC or Mac), tablets or cell phones will not work
- High speed Internet (preferably the ability to connect via Ethernet cord, not wireless)
- A quiet place to take the class (no coffee shops or public wifi, library is okay)
- A web camera so that exams can be proctored. Will be offered for purchase through IECRM
- A headset (not available for purchase through IECRM)
- A microphone is optional
Software for PCs & Macs
- Up to date PC or Mac Computer
- Most recent Browser update, i.e. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer
- Minimum Bandwidth Requirement (Upload and download speed should be same or close)
- Audio only classes – 256 kbps @ each attendee end (512 kbps recommended)
- Audio & Video classes – 512 kbps @ each attendee end (1 Mbps recommended)
- Technical quality of the class depends on user behavior.
- Additional bandwidth required for Screen Sharing and Audio/Video sharing. A normal YouTube video requires 512 kbps internet connection speed for buffer free experience
- Most recent update for Flash player (to check Flash player version, visit http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html)
- Most recent update for Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
IECRM recommends: High Speed Internet that can be hard wired is recommended. Wireless internet may be choppy at times and may drop your connection during class.