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.

Interested students: click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Interested contractors: click here to receive additional information.

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 and the paperwork for the Social Security report can be found Here


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

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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. Click here for more information about California's electrical certification. If you qualify to take the test, we offer a preparation course.

Next available course date: when a minimum of students is reached, see "Calendar" for course date.

This course will include: many simulated exams that will be timed to enable the student to develop a pace to better prepare for the actual exam, filling out the "Application for Electrical Examination and Certification," FAQ's, and subject matter areas. Registration are on a first come/first served basis with each class being limited to the first 25 paid students. All paid students will be notified of their scheduled class date and time. 

Continuing Education Classes

Classes are offered to journeymen and their employers who are looking to enhance or sharpen their industry skills. 


  • CPR/First Aid
  • Motor Control
  • 10-Hour OSHA
  • 30- Hours OSHA
  • Conduit Bending
  • Rigid Conduit Bending 
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Trenching, Shoring and Confined Space
  • Safety in Using Lift Applications
  • General Code Calculations
  • 20011 Code Changes
  • Photovoltaic Concepts
  • Asbestos and Lead Awareness
  • Fiber Optics
  • Introduction to Low Voltage Systems
  • High Voltage Cable Splicing

    and many many more.

    If you don't see a class you are interested in, we encourage you to contact us.
  • For additional information, please contact us at (818)898-2099 or e-mail us as follows: 

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