CRITICAL NOTE: No program participant (apprentice, CW or CE) will advance, including to Journeyman status, without having an active CPR, First Aid and OSHA 10 card. One must also meet any requirements listed per classification.

Pay and Advancement Construction Wireman (CW)


There are 5 levels for those in the CW program.

NOTE: Those with 3,500 hours of documented work experience in electrical construction may challenge exams to determine classification as a CW. Exams may consist of both written and practical (hands-on) testing.

Classification Wage % of JW OJT Hours Training Requirements for advancement to the next step
CW1 41 1,000 Complete OSHA 10 Training, CPR, and First Aid Training. Must Sit for the Aptitude Test.
CW2 45 3,500 Complete a specific Conduit Bending and an approved DC Theory course. Sit for the Aptitude Test if not already passed.
CW3 49 5,000 Complete an approved course for AC Theory And a course for Electrical Code studies. Sit for the Aptitude Test if not already passed.
CW4 53 6,500 Complete any two Code (NEC) approved Courses available. Complete an approved course for transformer theory and Application. Sit for the Aptitude Test if not already passed.
CW5 57 8,000 Complete an approved course for motors or Motor Controls and a NEC (Code) course. Sit for the Aptitude Test if not already passed.

NOTE: A CW can be advanced to CE1 with all of the following: 8,000 hours worked in our CW Program with good work reports, current CPR, First Aid, OSHA 10, OSHA 30 and 70E training, and pass the Level 1 Craft Certification Exam.

Pay and Advancement Construction Electrician (CE)

There are 3 levels for the CE program. To qualify for the CE1 classification one must have a minimum of 8,000 hours of documented employment in the electrical construction trade.

NOTE: With 8,000 hours or more of documented work experience one may begin immediately to challenge the online craft certification exams. If or when one completes the required exams they will be referred to the Local Union Examining Board for evaluation to determine if they qualify as a Journey Level Member. To advance, we remind the reader, one must have an active CPR, First Aid and OSHA 10 card.

Classification Wage % of JW OJT Hours Training Requirements for advancement to the next step
CE1 62 10,000 Complete any approved Code Course and A Course on Motors or Transformers. One must pass the Level One online craft certification exam.
CE2 70 12,000 Complete any approved Code Course and a Course on Transformers or Motors. Must Pass both Level One and Level Two Craft Certification Exams.
CE3 78 14,000 Complete any approved course related to Motor Controls. One must have passed all Six Levels of the Craft Certification Exam Including the hands-on portion of the Exam to advance to Journeyman Status.

NOTE: If there is enough expressed interest for classroom related training and/or review sessions, we will schedule such classes for those with an interest in advancing their skills and knowledge.

APPROVED COURSE: Is any course the Committee has approved prior to enrollment in the course. The Course may be offered by a Community College or other post-secondary institution but – it must be approved prior to enrollment. A syllabus must be submitted for approval prior to enrollment.

REMINDER: No advancement without an active CPR, First Aid and OSHA 10 card.


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Knoxville, Tennessee 37912

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