Electrician Trainee
Electrician Certification Process


Long Beach City College Electrical Program has been approved by the California Apprenticeship Council as “Approved School Number 101″. The California Apprenticeship Council affirmed the January 1, 2006 deadline for certification for general electrician, residential electrician and fire/life safety technician.  

What is an Electrician Trainee?


Students must be enrolled in and attending classes to receive an enrollment verification letter which you will send to the DAS to receive your electrician trainee number.  This allows you to legally work for a licensed electrician contractor.  The state considers a student an officially enrolled student at the course census date.   

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

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.

Electrician Certification Process

All students must complete the Long Beach City College enrollment process and the following steps: 
  1. All students must fulfill Electrical Technology program requirements. 
  2. Attend classes and maintain enrollment .  
  3. Fill out the Electrician Trainee Verification Request Form. It is also provided in the orientation packet and in front of room QQ-207 at PCC Campus.   
  4. Turn the Request Form back in person to Classified Staff in room QQ-207. 
  5. At the completion of the “census date” you are considered an official student and will be provided with a verification letter. The letters are available approximately 4 weeks after the start of the semester.   
  6. The verification letter will be given to your instructor that you have listed at the bottom of the verification form and handed out to you during that class.  
  7. Mail the verification letter, the completed applicable “new, renewal, or reinstated” Electrician Trainee application and your check or money order to the address listed on the application. (LBCC is Approved School #101)   
  8. 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 Units (CEUs)
All ELECT and CISCO classes in Electrical Technology program apply to DAS Electrician Trainee education requirements and continuing education requirements for Electrician Certification renewal.
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.