While becoming a licensed electrician requires a strong work ethic, close attention to detail and patience, receiving the certification is one of the most rewarding experiences out there. Especially for those residing in New England, electricity is constantly jeopardized by the unpredictable storms and rapid winds. Areas in Boston such as Quincy, Cambridge and Somerville MA are often afflicted by flooding and rainstorms which can quickly lead to a power outage.
If you are ready to acquire your electrician certification and assist New England residents with their electrical needs, check out some tips and tricks below.
The first step to becoming an electrician is to go through the certified apprenticeship program. The requirements include:
- At least 18 years of age
- High school diploma or GED
- Great physical condition
- Passed drug test
- Passed high school algebra
Certified Apprenticeship Programs
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- National Electrical Contractors Association
- Independent Electrical Contractors
All of the above programs include classroom courses along with on-the-job training and take about 4 years to complete.
Some states require electricians to be licensed. In situations where you are seeking to become an independent electrical contractor, it may be required that you receive an additional license.
We hope you find the above tips helpful and wish you success on your path to becoming an electrician. For more information or assistance, contact the professionals at Cardoso Electrical Services. If you are in need of an emergency electrician, we are available 24/7 and handle a wide range of electrical services.