Electrical Apprenticeship Program & RI State Electrical Licensing Exam Test Prep Classes

The Electrical Apprenticeship Program and RI State Electrical Licensing Exam Test Prep Classes offers the student advantages unlike other programs. We are the only higher education institution in the state with full National Center for Construction Education and Research accreditation (NCCER) - www.nccer.org. As such, we offer full NCCER accreditation at the end of our four-year program. NCCER is a nationally recognized industry standard which is highly regarded by potential employers both as an incentive to hire and for higher wages.

About the Program

Because this four (4) year program is NCCER accredited, students will be required to take chapter tests and maintain a 70% average at year-end to proceed to the next year of the program. In addition, the student will have a lab component as part of the program, allowing them to practice the skills needed by every electrician. Students will also take workshops focusing on financial literacy, job skills preparation, soft skills, and time management. The RWU Electrical Apprenticeship Program is unique and will assure the student is prepared for their next steps to enter the workforce at a higher level.  As an additional bonus, students will earn college credits which can be used for further education at University College through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA.)    

This is a hybrid program which includes online and in person instruction.  Because the course is partially online, students will be required to have internet access and a computer with a camera and audio capabilities to ensure remote class participation. 

All in-person classes will be held at University College, One Empire Street, Providence RI 02903

Useful Knowledge Students Will Gain

Through the completion of this program, students will:

  • Fulfill the state requirements for education clock hours in pursuing the Rhode Island Electrical Journeypersons Test
  • Receive full National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) accreditation
  • Receive college credits for life and work experience
  • Gain curriculum to better prepare students for work in the electrical field

Program Details

Winter 2021 Year 1 January 11th - June 17th, 2021

Classes are Monday and Wednesday evenings 6 pm - 9 pm

Program costs: $1,400.00 per year

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Year 2

Year 2 will begin Fall 2021

Year 3 

Year 3 will begin Fall 2021

Book Details 

There are 3 ways to purchase books 

  1. Purchase through the Roger Williams University bookstore - See instructions below
  2. Purchase directly from the publisher - See instructions below
  3. Search for other vendors

RWU Bookstore Information

When you purchase through the bookstore you can:

  • Purchase online and have delivered by mail- you may pay by credit card, paypal, B&N gift cards
  • Purchase directly from the bookstore in Bristol- you may pay by checks, credit card, paypal, B&N gift cards

To purchase the books, please Click here for the RWU Bookstore and follow the commands. The COURSE has been listed as CETEC 2000.01 and all books are listed under this course, therefore, please select the appropriate course level for you.

Please remember that if you are a Year 1 student you will need to purchase, a Core book and Year 1 book.

In order to purchase the books you might need to enter the information in the following manner when you get to that window (sample window below).

DEPARTMENT: CETEC

COURSE: 2000

Section: 1

Publisher Information

Click here to purchase: Core Curriculum Trainee Guide 5/e + NCCERConnect Access Card

Click here to purchase: Level 1 Trainee Guide without NCCERconnect Access Card

Click here to purchase: Level 2 Trainee guide without NCCERconnect Access Card

NCCERconnect will become available either at the end of this year or beginning of next and it will be an additional cost to you of $69.99 (Level 1 book) or $99.00 (Level 2) respectively).


Class Location

This is a hybrid program which includes online and in person instruction. This requires all apprentices to wear a mask while in the classroom and have a computer with audio and video capabilities to ensure remote class participation.

All in-person classes will be held at University College, One Empire Street, Providence RI 02903

Please note there is a minimum number of students required to start each class. If that minimum is not met, the class may be canceled and enrolled students will receive a full refund.


Request Information

Have questions about this program? Fill out our request information form and a member of our enrollment team will be in touch.

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RI State Electrical Licensing Exam Test Prep Class

Along with mandatory education hours required by Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we will offer a Journeyworker test preparation class with live test sessions to build confidence for the RI State Electrical Licensing Exam which takes place monthly (except for December). Classes will be held for five (5) consecutive Saturdays prior to the exam date.

Program costs: $275.00

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Please be advised that due to the COVID - 19 pandemic, all licensing exams have been canceled until further notice. Test prep classes will resume when testing resumes.

For more information please view the RI Department of Labor and Training - Trades Testing Information.


For More Information or Questions Contact:

Allegra Brosco

abrosco@rwu.edu

401-254-4839