Electrical Trainee

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Certification Process

NOTICE FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYERS:  Students must be enrolled and ATTENDING classes to receive an enrollment verification letter that will be sent to the DAS for the electrical trainee number.  The state considers a student an officially enrolled student at the course census date.  This is week four of the fall and spring semesters, week three for the summer and week two for winter semesters.  After census, the letters will be printed and available in class, they will not be mailed under any circumstance.  Any student then dropping out will result in LBCC notifying the DAS of the dropout and the Trainee Number will be pulled.  Students must attend 150 hours of classes per year to remain eligible for trainee status.  A typical class is 54 hours per semester.  See the section below for information on requesting an enrollment verification letter.

  • Fall & Spring Semester, Week 4
  • Summer Semester, Week 3
  • Winter Semester, Week 2

After the census, the letters will be available to pick up in class – they will not be mailed under any circumstances. If any student drops the program, LBCC will notify the DAS the trainee number will be pulled. Students must attend 150 hours of classes per year to remain eligible for trainee status (a typical class is 54 hours per semester).

Electrician Certification & Electrical Trainees

Long Beach City College Electrical Program has been approved by the California Apprenticeship Council as Approved School Number 101 and provides certification for a general electrician, residential electrician, and fire-life safety technician.

All students must complete the Enrollment Process and the following steps:

  1. Complete the Electrical Trainee Verification Request Form that is provided in class and return it to Stuart Hively or Tedde Titus in QQ-207.
  2. After the completion of the census date (approx. 4 weeks), you will be provided with a verification letter which can be picked up in QQ-207. 
  3. Mail the letter, the completed Electrician Trainee Application, and the associated fees to the address on the application.
If you drop the class or do not continue your enrollment the following semester, the DAS will be notified and your trainee card will be revoked.
Electrician Continuing Education

All ELECT and CISCO classes listed apply to DAS Electrician Trainee education requirements and continuing education requirements for Electrician Certification.

Students transferring from other programs

Many students inquire about transferring from other private or community college electrical programs. In many cases, credit can be given for community college classes. Credit by exam is available for the entry-level electrical classes for those who attended a private training program. This will be covered in the orientation process.