Education & Training

Education & Training

The future of the California construction industry is dependent on the willingness of the industry to train its future workforce. ABC Los Angeles/ Ventura Chapter is dedicated to providing a competitive edge in the construction industry through educational opportunities.



The ABC Los Angeles/Ventura chapter provides a State of California approved apprenticeship program in the electrical field. The program has been approved by the California Apprenticeship Council (CAC) and is monitored by California's Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DIR).

The use of apprentices on state and local public works projects is mandatory under California Labor Code 1777.5 . A contractor cannot classify workers as "apprentices" unless they are legitimately enrolled in a State approved apprenticeship program.

Apprenticeship Program Offers:

Classroom Training:

Apprentices are required to attend classroom training where he/she learns the theory of the trade. Uses of tools, safety, job terminology, labs, etc., are included in the classroom training.

On-the-Job Training:

Apprentices are employed by one of our approved subscribing employer contractors, who have agreed to hire and provide on-the-job experience under the supervision of their journeymen and foremen. Each apprentice has their work experience recorded and filed in the student's records.

Effective June 1, 2014:

The California Electrical Certification Exam will be adminsited based on the 2011 NEC Code.

Attention! The state is now requiring applicants for certification to submit a Social Security report along with their application. The new application for the State Electrician Certification test can be found here.

Electrical Journeyman Exam Prep Classes

Electrical Journeyman Exam Prep Classes:

All electricians who work for a contractor with a class C-10 license need to be certified with the State of California.If you qualify to take the test, we offer a preparation course.

For more information on Electrician Certification, visit the DAS website:

Next available course date: see  for upcoming course date.