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Electricians in the State of New York must be appropriately licensed before performing electrician-related duties. Each municipality has established Boards that determine the requirements for licensure, so the laws for one municipality may vary considerably from another. Almost all Boards have basic prerequisites including a high school diploma, formal electrical training, experience in electrical installation, maintenance, and repairs, completion of an apprenticeship program, and satisfactory completion of a licensing exam. There are two categories of licenses issued in New York City – the Master Electrician License and the Special Electrician License. The Master Electrician License is required to request a construction permit for electrical work or perform similar work in New York City. The Special Electrician Licensure is required to perform electrical work under the employment of a building owner in New York City. The NYC Department of Buildings – Licensing Unit requires all candidates for licensure to take and pass a written and practical exam in addition to all other prerequisites for licensure.

Electrical Training Course

The Master Electrician Preparation Program helps students to fine-tune their understanding of the code, calculations, and tables in preparation for the New York City licensing exam. Qualification for an original license includes a passing result on the DCAS exam, passport photo, completed license application, an official statement of earnings from the Social Security Administration, a letter from employer, and official school transcripts from a recognized vocational, industrial, and trade school.

Program overview:
NYC Master Electrician Preparation Program
Duration: N/A
Contact hours: N/A

NYC Electrical Code, D.C. and A.C. Circuits, Single Phase Transformers, A.C. Motors, Electrical Control and Circuits, Telecommunications, Computers and Controls, D.C. Motors, Three Phase Transformers, Wye-Delta Circuits, Basic Electronics, Wiring of Control Devices, Testing and Wiring of Magnetic Starters, Blueprint Reading and Take-Offs, Wiring Diagrams for Instrument Transformers


  • Submit a copy of high school diploma or GED certificate or take and pass the Ability to Benefit test
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Submit a completed registration online or via fax

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $5,000 for the theory and $2,700 for the practical component of the program. A discount is available for online payments.

Website: http://electricaltraining.com/classes/master-special-electrician-license/
Address: 32 East 31st Street, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-684-5350

Queens Technical High School

The Electrical I and II courses offered by the Division of Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College are designed with the working adult in mind. The part-time program covers the skills needed to obtain ready employment in the electrical field, through extensive hands-on training opportunities. A key feature of the program is the inclusion of the OSHA 30-Hour certification. The curricula follow the industry-recognized National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Construction Core and Electrical Level 1 curricula. Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm for 18 weeks.

Program overview:

Electrical I
Duration: 18 weeks (37 sessions)
Contact hours: 185 hours

Electrical II
Duration: 15 weeks
Contact hours: 145 hours

Electrical I: Construction Safety, Construction Math, Electrical Theory and Drawings, Electrical Circuits, National Electrical Code, Electrical Test Equipment, Device Boxes, and Hand Bending

Electrical II: Fundamental Concepts, Theory and Application of Motors, Alternating Current, Cable Trays, Grounding and Bonding, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conductor Installations, Circuit Breakers, Fuses and Control Systems, Terminations and Splices


  • Attend an information session to learn more about the program and the industry certifications available after completion of the programs
  • A high school diploma, equivalency or related work experience
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must complete Electrical I to enroll in Electrical II

Program cost:
The Electrical 1 program costs $1,884 and the Electrical 2 costs $1,931. The cost includes books and materials. A payment plan is available for all students.

Website: https://www.laguardia.edu/CE/Pages/Career-Skills-and-Training/Electrical-1-Training-Program/
Address: 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Phone: 718-482-5231
Email: ACEreg@lagcc.cuny.edu

Apex Technical School

The Electrical and Advanced Electrical program at Apex Technical School covers core skills that prepare adults for entry-level employment in the electrical field as well as industry certification. The curriculum covers an introduction to the National Electric Code and includes an emphasis on electrical safety, breakers and fuses, blueprints, grounding, outlets, splicing, and bonding. Students will cover the theory portion of the course in the classroom and will have opportunities for the application of the theory in-shop. The course will cover at least 900 hours of electrical training. Full-time and part-time schedules are available.

Program overview:
Electrical & Advanced Electrical
Duration: 7 months
Contact hours: 900 hours

Introduction to General Electric Installation, Electrical Safety, Conductor Termination and Splices, Installation of Electrical Services, Conduit Bending, Wiring Methods, Motors, Power Factor, Transformers, Fire Alarm, CCTV, Intercom, Electronics Systems Installation and Maintenance, Voice and Data Systems, Fiber Optics, Solar and Wind Turbine, Programmable Logic Controllers, Introduction to Home Automation, Introduction to Green Energy Systems


  • A high school diploma, equivalency or achieve a satisfactory score on a standardized exam
  • Must be at least 17 years of age. Parental consent is required for applicants under 18 years
  • Attend an interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the application fee
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Program cost:
Tuition for the program is $18,295 and includes fees. Books and supplies will cost an additional $491. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://apexschool.com/programs/electrical-and-advanced-electrical/
Address: 24-02 Queens Plaza, South, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (212) 645-3300

School of Electrical Education

The School of Electrical Education’s commitment to the preparation of motivated and trained professionals for the electrical industry led to the state-approved Beginner Electrical Training Course. The program covers 300 hours of theory and hands-on instruction in safety, materials, and methods. Simulated mock-ups will give students opportunities to apply the content and develop skills under the expert tutelage of experienced faculty. Graduates will have the confidence to begin a productive and rewarding career with opportunities for personal and professional growth.  They will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be qualified as entry-level helpers.

Program overview:
Beginner Electrical Training Course
Duration: 6 months
Contact hours: 300 hours

Employment Fundamentals, Career Opportunities, Work Ethics, Employee Marketability, Money Management Principles, Job Site Safety and Protocols (Based on OSHA 10-hour format), Power and Hand Tools, Trade Name and Function of Commonly Used Materials and Supplies, Basic Electrician Math, Circuit and Feeder Calculations, Electrical Systems Design, Electric Service Design for Residential and Commercial Applications, Distribution within the Space, Wiring Design Concepts and Principles, Con Ed Regulations, NYC Electrical Code Sections, Electrical Construction,


  • Submit a copy of high school diploma or GED certificate or take and pass the Ability to Benefit test
  • Must be at least 17 years of age. Parental consent is required for applicants under 18 years
  • Submit a completed application and non-refundable application fee of $50
  • Attend an interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Sign the Enrollment Agreement

Program cost:
The cost of the program does not include books and supplies. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://www.schoolofelectricaleducation.com/
Address: 1449-37 Street Brooklyn, NY 11218
Phone: (347)435-0022

New York City College of Technology

The Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Technology department provides academic and technological resources for students to prepare for a career in the electrical field. The combination of innovative technology and expert teaching provides a supportive environment for students to flourish. The ETAC/ABET-accredited program is designed for students who prefer a degree to a certificate or diploma program. The content is delivered via classroom lectures and lab experiences, but there is a strong emphasis on application in delivery. Graduates will be eligible for employment as electrical or electronic technicians and can pursue lifelong learning to improve their job prospects.

Program overview:
Electrical Engineering Technology – AAS
Duration: 2 years
Credit hours: 67 to 69

Techniques of Electrical Technology, Circuit Analysis I, Electrical Drafting, Circuit Analysis II, Electronics, Electronics Laboratory (WI), Advanced Circuit Analysis, Communications Electronics, Communications Electronics Lab (WI), Electric Machines Theory, Digital Electronics I, Projects Laboratory, Electronic Controls, Electric Machines Laboratory, Digital Electronics II, Circuit Analysis Laboratory


  • Submit a copy of high school diploma with a minimum of 70 average or a minimum score of 2700 on the High School Equivalency (GED)
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Submit all supporting documents before the application deadline

Program cost:
Tuition costs $3,465 per semester for residents and $620 per credit for non-residents. Other fees may apply.

Website: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/electrical-telecomm/
Address: 186 Jay Street, Voorhees Hall 734 (V-734), Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-260-5305
Fax: 718-254-8643
Email: electricaltelecomm@citytech.cuny.edu

Electrical Training Center

The Electrical Training Program at the Electrical Training Center provides an all-inclusive overview of essential areas such as basic safety measures, the construction trade, and professional development. The program comprises of four sections – each covering 150 hours. Graduates will have a thorough understanding of the electrical industry but will also have some knowledge of construction and HVAC. They may apply for industry certification to improve their job prospects.

Program overview:
Electrical Training Program
Duration: 12 months
Contact hours: 600

Intro to Electrical Trade, Navigating the NEC, Intro to Electrical Circuits, Device Boxes, OHMS Law, Schematics, Measurements, Conductors and Cables, Electrical Theory, HVAC Controls, Alternating Current, Thermostats, Transformers, Troubleshooting, Raceway and Fitting, Basic Electrical Construction Drawing, Operating Principles of Fuses, Conductor Terminations and Splices, Circuit Breakers, Load Calculations, and Commercial Electrical Services


  • Must be 18 years or older. A parent or guardian must attend the initial tour and interview for applicants under 18 years
  • Attend a personal interview with Admissions
  • Present a high school diploma or official high school transcript showing graduation date
  • Must have a verifiable social security number
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write fluently in English

Program cost:
The cost of tuition, materials, supplies, and registration is $12,950.

Website: https://www.electricaltrainingcenter.edu/electrical-program
Address: 65 Elm Street, Copiague, NY 11726
Phone: (631) 226-8021
Email: info@electricaltrainingcenter.edu