The Wisconsin NECA-IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Program is a nonprofit organization that is jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and Local Unions 14, 127, 158, 159, 388, 430, 577 and 890 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. CLICK ON AN AREA OF THE MAP FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION!


14 L LaCrosse Area 127 Kenosha Area 890 South Central Wisconsin Area 159 Madison Area 577 Appleton Oshkosh Area 158 Northeast Area 388 Wisconsin River Area 14E Eau Claire Area 14 L LaCrosse Area Visit Magellan Mapping online! 430 Racine Area J.A.T.C. Milwaukee & KM Area Continuing Education

It is the responsibility of the NECA-IBEW Apprenticeship and Training Program to provide training opportunities and services to contractors, apprentices, and journeyworkers in the electrical industry for the participating areas. 

In apprenticeship you literally EARN WHILE YOU LEARN.  As you advance through your training, you receive predetermined pay increases.  As you develop more complex job skills and improve your knowledge, you are rewarded for your hard work.  You also LEARN BY DOING.  A qualified journey-level craftsman supervises your On the Job Training.  

Following an electrician through these apprenticeship programs and into their careers as journey level workers, combined with "state of the art" training facilities, highly trained instructional staff and meaningful continuing education provides the highest quality, professional installations by the very best trained workforce.  

We have three electrical apprenticeship training programs. 

    • Construction (Inside) Electrician,
    • Installer-Technician (Voice-Data-Video) and
    • Residential Electrician

Each apprenticeship requires on the job training as well as related (classroom) instruction.  The apprentice will be paid for on the job training and Wisconsin is unique in requiring employers to pay apprentices their hourly wage while attending a portion of their related instruction.  Investigate each program to determine which apprenticeship program is right for you.  890 South Central Wisconsin Area  


New SPS 316 - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

 The Department of Safety and Professional Services (Department) - Division of Industry Services wishes to update you on the status of the SPS 316 Electrical Code Package (CR 16-093). The proposed code package has been adopted and published. The new SPS 316 can be viewed here: (or under the forms Tab)


Here is a timeline of effective dates related to several parts of the code update:


  • August 1, 2018: 2017 NEC adopted for commercial structures. 
  • August 1, 2018: DSPS can begin accepting applications for registration as an electrical inspection agency. More information can be found here.
  • March 1, 2019: Only registered inspection agencies may provide plan review, permit issuance, or inspections. 
  • January 1, 2020: 2017 NEC adopted for one- and two- family dwellings. “One− and two− family dwellings” means any buildings that contain one or two dwelling units the construction of which commenced on or after December 1, 1978 per SPS 316.006(7). Effective August 1, 2018 the 2017 NEC will apply to any building that does not meet the definition of “one and two- family dwellings”.
  • January 1, 2020: statewide requirements for permits and inspections go into effect.

DSPS is Moving - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Beginning July 16, 2018 you will find the Department of Safety and Profesional Sevices at their new office space located at 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI  53705 (Hill Farm State Office Building). 

Click Here for the Map.