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
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 Kristin Kim Haynes, IECRM Director of Operations, for details, at (303) 853-4886.
Important Dates for 2016-17 Late Start Students
The LATE START program is available to first year students ONLY. Late Start students can attend class in Denver, Ft. Collins or Live-Online.
|September 19th – October 3rd||Early Registration: Contractors and students must register and pay-in-full by October 3, 2016 to take advantage of the early registration tuition rates, listed below:
$587.50 = Early Registration Member Rate
$837.50 = Early Registration Non-Member Rate
Plus the cost of books. Book costs range from $400-$600 a year.
|October 3rd – October 14th||Regular Registration: After October 3, 2016 contractors and students may register until October 14, 2016 at the regular registration tuition rates, listed below:
$637.50 = Regular Registration Member Rate.
$912.50 = Regular Registration Non-Member Rate.
Plus the cost of books. Book costs range from $400-$600 a year.
Math Assessment Test
|Math Assessment Test: Required for all 1st-year students. A score of 70% or above is needed to be enrolled into school, retakes are not offered. Those that score less than 70% will be required to take the 3-Night Math Module.Tests will be distributed beginning at 3:30pm at the Denver Campus only. Bring a calculator!|
3-Night Math Module
|October 4th, 5th, & 6th,
|3-Night Math Module: Required for all students that did NOT get a 70% or above on the Math Assessment.Price: $140|
New Student Orientation for LIVE-Online Students
|The Week of October 10th
|LIVE-Online New Student Orientation: Will be held on the night of the week that your class is scheduled. Class schedules will be generated and emailed to the student and contractor by October 7th.|
New Student Orientation for the Denver and Ft. Collins Campus Students
|New Student Orientation will be held at the Denver campus for both Denver and Ft. Collins students.|
Class begins for ALL Late-Start students for the 2016-17 School Year
|The Week of October 17th
|Classes begin this Week
The class night of the week will be assigned and emailed to the student and contractor by October 7th.
*After the last day of early registration, you may still register a student until October 14th at the regular registration price. The LATE START program is available to First Year Students ONLY. Late Start students can attend class in Denver, Ft. Collins or Live-Online.
ALL NEW STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE MATH ASSESSMENT, which is a mandatory math test. The Math Assessment was either taken by the student during his/her OA interview at IECRM, or can be taken October 3rd. Students who failed the Math Assessment CANNOT retake it – they must register for the Math Module.
Students that score less than 70%, must take the 3-day Math Module, which takes place 3 consecutive nights the week before classes start. The Math Module costs $140.
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.