Electrician Classes in Utah (Top Schools)

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Job Outlook

In Utah, electrician jobs are expected to see an increase of 37% until 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Electricians in the State of Utah are paid $45,430 per year, though the salary can reach $51,768 annually.

By contrast, these salaries are a bit lower than at the national level, with the median one being $47,951 per year, and the highest being $54,640 per year.

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of Electricians in Utah

City NameSalary
Salt Lake City$45,479
West Jordan$45,313
Saint George$49,149
South Jordan$45,271
* Salary information last updated 2023

Have a look at the steps you need to take to work as an electrician in this state.

Become an apprentice

To take the journeyman exam, you need to meet the below requirements:

  • Gain 8,000 hours of experience and complete a vocational school program; OR
  • Gain 16,000 hours of work experience

If you want to get a residential journeyman license, you need:

  • Gain 4,000 hours of experience after finishing a vocational school program; OR
  • Gain 8,000 hours of work experience

You can get the experience required in several ways: attending a vocational school, enrolling in a union/ non-union program or get hired by an electrician.

Vocational School

These schools generally offer 4-year programs during which you will study theory and do field practice.

Some of the subjects you will study are:

  • Trade Electricity
  • Wiring & Commercial Wiring
  • Conduit Bending
  • Motor & Motor Control
  • Basic Voice & Data Cable Installations
  • Basic Designing & Installing Solar Photovoltaics
  • Understanding Electrical Meter Testing
  • Security & Fire Alarms
  • Gas & Oil Burner Control Wiring

12 Electrician Schools in Utah

School NameAddress
Bridgerland Applied Technology College1301 North 600 West Logan, UT
Davis Applied Technology College550 E 300 S Kaysville, UT
IEC of Utah7044 Commerce Park Drive Midvale, UT 84047
JATC of Utah3400 West 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Line Constructors JATC7001 South 900 East Midvale, UT 84047
Ogden-Weber Tech College200 North Washington Boulevard Ogden, UT
Salt Lake Community — Taylorsville Redwood Campus4600 South Redwood Road SLC, UT 84123
Utah College of Applied Technology - Lehi2301 West Ashton Blvd., Lehi, UT 84043
Utah College of Applied Technology - Logan1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321
Utah Higher Education - Orem800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058
Utah Higher Education - Ogden3850 Dixon Parkway Dr. Dept. 1031, Ogden, UT 84408
Utah College of Applied Technology - Saint George1506 S. Silicon Way, Saint George, UT 84770

Union and non-union programs

The Utah Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC) offers structured programs which require membership with the union.

If you prefer a nonunion program, reach out to the Independent Electrical Contractors of Utah, located in Middle.

The association will place you with a program through open shops.

Get Hired

You can also get trained by finding an independent contractor looking to take an apprentice.

For that, you first need to register as an apprentice with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Apprenticeship Registration

Complete the DOPL’s application form, and submit it along with a $110 fee to:

  • Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
    • PO BOX 146741
    • Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741

Pass the journeyman exam

To attend the exam, you need to complete an application, bring proof of experience, pay a $110 fee and submit it to DOPL.

The application includes a section which needs to be completed by the electrician who hired you.

You will be required to have training in the following subjects:

  • Boxes, Fittings, Conduit, Wireways & Cableways (RJE 600 hours, JE 4,000 hours)
  • Wire and Cable (RJE 3,000 hours, JE 800 hours)
  • Distribution and Utilization Equipment (RJE 300 hours, JE 400 hours)
  • Specialized Work (RJE 300 hours, JE 400 hours)

The journeyman Utah Electrical Licensing Theory, Code and Practical Examination is managed by PSI exams and includes 3 parts: code, theory, and practice.

The exam centers are located in Hurricane, North Orem, Sunset, and North Salt Lake City.

The code test has 80 questions, lasts for 3 hours, and requires a 75% passing score.

The topics are:

  • Voltage—10 questions
  • Current—10 questions
  • Resistance—10 questions
  • Power—10 questions
  • Voltage Drop—10 questions

The theory exam has 50 questions, lasts for 100 minutes, and the passing score is 75%.

The main topics are material identification and conduit bending.

The practical part lasts for 90 minutes, and you will be tested on:

  • Motor control project
  • Transformer project
  • Light switch project

The license renewal takes place on November 30 each even year and requires 16 extra hours of education.

Become a master electrician

To apply for a master electrician license, you need to have:

  • An experience of 4 years as a journeyman
  • A 2-year degree from a vocational school and 2 years of job experience
  • A BS in electrical engineering and an experience of one year of working as a journeyman

To apply for the Residential Master Electrician, you need to work as a Residential Journeyman Electrician for 2 years.

To apply, you must submit an application form, proof of experience and $110 fee to the DOPL

The exam is similar to the one for a journeyman license, except for the topics.

The subjects for the code test are:

  • Definitions & General Requirements—8 questions
  • Raceways & Enclosures—8 questions
  • Services, Feeders & Branch Circuits—12 questions
  • Overcurrent Protection—5 questions
  • Conductors & Cables—6 questions
  • Grounding & Bonding—10 questions
  • Lighting & General Use Equipment—5 questions
  • Special Occupancies & Equipment—7 questions
  • Motors & Controllers—8 questions
  • Communications Systems—3 questions
  • Special Conditions—3 questions
  • State Laws & Rules—5 questions

In the practical test, you will be examined on wiring the following projects:

  • Motor Control Project
  • Transformer Project
  • Doorbell Project
  • Light Switch Project
  • Material Identification
  • Complex Bending Project
  • Simple Bending Project

The license renewal takes place on November 30 each even year and requires 16 extra hours of education.

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