A Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) approved electrical apprenticeship program is Sponsor driven.
A RIDLT approved electrical apprenticeship program is comprised of three components, Sponsor, Related Instruction Provider, and Apprentice.
Sponsor: An electrical company (employer) registered with RIDLT that assumes full responsibility for administration and operation of the approved apprenticeship program. The Sponsor provides the on-the-job-learning required hours.
Related Instruction Provider: An organization that provides related instruction hours designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of the theoretical and technical subjects related to the electrical occupation.
Apprentice: An individual employed by the Sponsor who has signed an apprenticeship agreement with their Sponsor. The signed apprenticeship agreement must be registered with RIDLT. The apprentice and Sponsor work together to ensure all RIDLT requirements are met in order to sit for the electrical licensure exam.
As the designated Related Instructor Provider, the Community College of Rhode Island will provide the required minimum 144 related instruction hours per enrolled year.
IMPORTANT LICENSURE INFORMATION
When pursuing your journeyperson license in Rhode Island, you must be a registered apprentice with RIDLT and employed by a sponsor at the start of your first year in the apprenticeship program (and in each additional year) to receive CCRI course credit.
For out-of-state participants, please check your state rules for licensure.
Approved RIDLT Electrical Apprenticeship Program Requirements
The total requirement is 4 years @ 144 hours per year of related instruction and 4 years @ 2,000 hours per year of on-the-job-learning to run concurrently each year. These hours must be completed while employed by a Sponsor and registered as an apprentice with RIDLT.
|RIDLT Registered Apprentice||Related Instruction||OJL|
|YEAR 1||Minimum of 144 hours||2000|
|YEAR 2||Minimum of 144 hours||2000|
|YEAR 3||Minimum of 144 hours||2000|
|YEAR4||Minimum of 144 hours||2000|
|TOTAL REQUIREMENTS||576 hours||8000 hours|
An apprentice cannot sit for the electrical licensure exam until all RIDLT Electrical Apprenticeship program requirements are completed.
CCRI Related Instruction
The CCRI related instruction component is a hybrid model that requires a minimum of 144 time-based hours per year along with reading assignments and competency-based assessments to demonstrate apprentice comprehension.
The related instruction is currently being offered online via Zoom, unless otherwise stated.
- All classes are being held online. Online registration is paid by credit card ONLY and *full payment is required at time of registration
- Registration for the Electrical Apprenticeship program is a two-part process:
- Register on CCRI’s website
- In order to have access to the e-book and course, you will need to register at the NCCERconnect site. Instructions to do this will be given to you at time of textbook pick up, within 2-3 weeks before your class start date. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REGISTER AT NCCERconnect UNTIL INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED BY CCRI.
- New students are required to Register for Year One, unless they have been approved for **Advanced Placement. If you are a returning student, you may register for the next year class, providing you had completed at least 141 hours in your previous year. If you did not complete at least 141 hours, you must re-register for the year you did not complete.
- Read the complete areas of study for each program year.
- To complete CCRI registration for Electrical Years 1 - 4, select 'View Upcoming Classes' below.
The last day to register is 9/2/22.
To Register and View Upcoming Classes
*EasyPay is not available for this online program. Payment must be made in full at time of registration.
**ADVANCED PLACEMENT - Students who are new to CCRI’s Electrical Program and/or have completed hours should email Donna Costa [email protected] (please use email header: Advanced Placement Request), see Advanced Placement instructions.
VETERANS may choose to use VA Educational Benefits to cover either the Apprenticeship Training Program or the tuition for the related instruction hours at CCRI, not both programs. Please note: Veterans Certification Worksheet must be submitted EACH semester in order to be certified / paid under VA Education benefits. For more information about using your benefits, please contact the RI State Approving Agency at [email protected] or 401.736.1164.
Duplicate/Replacement Certificates: To request a duplicate certificate of completion, please complete our online registration form here. There is a $10 charge for a duplicate certificate.
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