Effective January 1, 2017 no CW or CE will advance, including to Journeyman status, without having an active CPR, First Aid and OSHA 10 card.

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 will 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.
CW2 45 3,500 Complete home study course for Conduit Bending and DC Theory. Turn in completed workbook and pass examinations.
CW3 49 5,000 Complete home study course for AC Theory. Turn in completed workbook and pass examination.
CW4 53 6,500 Complete any two Code (NEC) home study courses available and turn in completed workbooks.
CW5 57 8,000 Complete home study course in Blueprint Reading and turn in completed workbook, or take a hands on Cable Splicing course.

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.

Classification Wage % of JW OJT Hours Training Requirements for advancement to the next step
CE1 62 10,000 Complete any Code Course and the Home Study Course on Motors. Turn in completed workbooks and pass exams. Also, pass Level One online craft certification exam.
CE2 70 12,000 Complete and Code Course and the Home Study Course on Transformers. Turn in completed workbooks and pass exams. Also, pass online craft certification exams.
CE3 78 14,000 Complete any Code Course and the Home Study Course on Motor Controls. Turn in completed workbooks and take exams. Also, pass online craft certification exams.

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

If one completes the above training requirements and has worked a minimum of 14,000 hours, they will be administered a final exam and referred to the Local Examining Board for their evaluation and testing.

Contact ETAK to learn the costs of training materials.


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To learn more about ETAK programs you should review this entire website. For information about our training programs see the Apprenticeship and CW/CE information areas. If you still have questions after reviewing this site you may contact our office.

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ADDRESS

6107 Central Avenue Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37912

PHONE

Local: 865.379.6214
Fax: 865.379.1712

EMAIL

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