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Incentives to Train as an Electrician

With the job market on the rise for electricians, now is a good time to consider this trade as your new career.

It’s expected that the demand for electricians in Georgia will rise by 17.4% in the upcoming years.

Even their salary is a good one, electricians earning on average $46,272 per year in Georgia, even though it’s a bit lower than the national average of $47,951 per year for these tradespeople.

The highest salaries are in Georgia of $52,728 per year and the country-wide of $54,640 annually.

Annual Salary Range:
$40K
$46K
$52K

Average Salaries of Electricians in Georgia

City NameSalary
Atlanta$47,226
Augusta$44,344
Columbus$43,322
Savannah$44,824
Athens$46,891
Macon$44,540
Roswell$47,047
Albany$44,077
Marietta$47,092
Warner Robins$44,406
* Salary information last updated 2020

Becoming an Electrician

The Construction Industry Licensing Board is the institution awarding licenses for electricians, and in Georgia, there are fewer steps than in other states.

  1. Being an apprentice.
  2. Become a journeyman.
  3. Become an independent electrical contractor

Apprenticeship Period

This is when you must gain the knowledge of an electrician from training on the job and by attending classroom education.

You must accumulate 8,000 of work experience (or about 5 years) and spend 180 hours in a school.

You can either enroll in a technical school, earn a degree and then find an entry-level position or enroll in an apprenticeship program, though you still have to attend a school.

The 2nd option, however, offers full time and paid employment.

Technical schools

Technical or vocational schools offer comprehensive education and the possibility of earning a degree or diploma, and you can also further your education this way.

There are many subjects you’ll be studying, such as:

  • Residential wiring
  • Commercial and industrial wiring
  • Electrical theory
  • Advanced electrical theory
  • Applied math
  • OHM’s law
  • Safety/CPR/first aid
  • Transformers/Generators
  • The National Electric Code
  • Electrical motors
  • Reading blueprints
  • Line logic
  • Programmable controllers

Since your education will be completed, you’ll have an easy time finding a job for the required amount of hours, and some of the schools even facilitate the process.

Both internships and apprenticeships programs are available through both unions and non-unions.

These are some of the firms willing to employ apprentices:

  • Metro Electrical Contractors (Atlanta)
  • D&N Electric Company (East Point)
  • Bettis Electric (Roswell)

40 Top Electrician Schools in Georgia

School NameAddress
Albany Tech1704 South Slappey Boulevard, Albany, GA 31701
Athens Tech800 US-29, Athens, GA 30601
Atlanta Tech1560 Metro Parkway Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30310
Bainbridge State College2500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819
Central Georgia Tech - Macon3300 Macon Tech Drive, Macon, GA 31206
Chattahoochee Technical College — North Metro Campus5198 Ross Road, Acworth, GA 30102
Central Georgia Tech College — Putnam County Center580 James Marshall Bypass, Eatonton, GA 31024
Coastal Pines Tech — Alma101 West 17th Street, Alma, GA 31510
Coastal Pines Tech — Baxley Campus1334 Golden Isles Parkway West, Baxley, GA 31513
Coastal Pines Tech — Camden Campus8001 The Lakes Boulevard, Kingsland, GA 31548
Coastal Pines Tech — Golden Isles4404 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525
Coastal Pines Tech — Hazlehurst Campus677 Douglas Highway, Hazlehurst, GA 31539
Coastal Pines Tech — Jesup Campus1777 W. Cherry, Jesup, GA 31545
Coastal Pines Tech -Waycross1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, GA 31503
Columbus Tech928 Manchester Expressway, Columbus, GA 31904
Georgia Northwestern Tech — Floyd County CampusOne Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, GA 30161
Georgia Northwestern Tech — Walker County Campus265 Bicentennial Trail, Rock Spring, GA 30739
Georgia Northwestern Tech — Whitfield Murray Campus2310 Maddox Chapel Road, Dalton, GA 30721
Georgia Piedmont Tech495 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021
IEC Atlanta Chapter4500 Winters Chapel Road, Atlanta, GA 30360
JATC of Albany1900 Clark Ave, Albany, GA 31705
JATC of Atlanta6601 Bay Circle, Norcross, GA 30071
JATC of Augusta1248 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901
JATC of Macon1046 Patterson Street, Macon, GA 31204
JATC of Savannah1526 Dean Forest Rd, Savannah, GA 31408
Lanier Tech2535 Lanier Tech Dr, Gainesville, GA 30507
Lincoln College of Technology2359 Windy Hill Road, Marietta, GA 30067
North Georgia Tech — Clarkesville Campus1500 Highway 197 North, Clarksville, GA 30523
Oconee Fall Line Tech — South Campus560 Pinehill Road, Dublin, GA 31021
Ogeechee TechOne Joseph E. Kennedy Boulevard, Statesboro, GA 30458
Savannah Tech5717 White Bluff, Savannah, GA 31405
Southern Crescent Tech300 Lakemont Drive, McDonough, GA 30253
Southern Regional Tech — Thomasville Campus15689 US Hwy 19 N, Thomasville, GA 31792
West Georgia Tech — Adamson Square401 Adamson Square, Carrollton, GA 30117
West Georgia Tech — Carroll Campus997 South Highway 16, Carrollton, GA 30116
West Georgia Tech — Coweta Campus — Central Educational Center160 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Newnan, GA 30263
West Georgia Tech — Douglas Campus4600 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville, GA 30135
West Georgia Tech — Greenville SiteWorkforce Development Center 17529 Roosevelt Highway, Greenville, GA 30222
West Georgia Tech — Murphy Campus176 Murphy Campus Boulevard Waco, GA 30182
Wiregrass Georgia Tech0929, 4089 Val Tech Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602

Apprenticeship Programs

Those interested in going directly into an apprenticeship program can contact their local Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC), though these are for those who want to join a union.

A non-union apprenticeship means a local electrician will take care of your education and you’ll usually have to find someone willing to hire an apprentice, on your own.

Non-union trade organizations usually have listings for the available jobs.

Our list of schools also includes the unions and non-unions you can contact for enrollment.

Becoming a Journeyman

In most states, electricians must pass an exam to become journeymen but this is not the case for Georgia.

This means that once you finish your apprenticeship you’re allowed to work on your own, without supervision and without a license.

You can also apply directly for an independent electrical contractor license without extra experience.

Even though this license is not mandatory, some employers prefer their electricians to have a certificate that meets the national regulations.

This certificate can be obtained if you complete your apprenticeship through IEC, ABC or IBEW, as well.

You might have to take the journeyman exam if you want to work in a different state and the above certificate is not enough.

Obtain the Independent Electrical Contractor License

This license is awarded by the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board.

You can be either a Class I or a Class II independent electrical contractor, and either one allows you to offer your services throughout Georgia.

Differences:

  • Class I electricians can only work on single-phase electrical installations that are maximum 200 amperes at the service drop or the service lateral.
  • Class II has no restrictions.

Requirements:

  • Fill out the application
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Prove an experience of at least 4 years
  • Score at least 70% on the test
  • Provide at least 1 reference from a licensed electrical contractor, and 2 more.

If you want to get the Class II license, you must also prove you have experience with systems of over 200 amperes.

All references must be notarized.

If your application is approved, you’ll be notified some 45 days after you applied and then you’ll be able to schedule your exam.

The exam bulletin has exact instructions on how to schedule your exam as the questions in the test.

These are the general subjects for the Class I electrician exam:

  • Regulations, Laws, and Administrative Functions – 30 questions
  • Interior Electrical Systems – 30 questions
  • Electrical Controls and Devices – 22 questions
  • Basic Electrical Circuits – 21 questions
  • Special Equipment, Conditions, and Locations – 21 questions
  • Pre-test questions – 15 questions
  • DC and DC Rotating Equipment – 9 questions
  • Transformers – 7 questions
  • Total of 155 questions

These are the general subjects for the Class II electrician exam:

  • Regulations, Laws, and Administrative Functions – 30 questions
  • Interior Electrical Systems – 23 questions
  • Pre-test questions – 22 questions
  • Transformers – 21 questions
  • Special Equipment, Conditions, and Locations – 21 questions
  • Basic Electrical Circuits – 14 questions
  • DC and DC Rotating Equipment – 16 questions
  • Electrical Controls and Devices – 15 questions
  • Total questions – 162 questions

Regardless of which license you get, it must be renewed every 2 years and to do this you also have to continue your education.

You can continue your education either with JATCs or other local unions, and all you need is 4 hours per year.

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