Electrical Interim Credential

Now accepting applications for summer programs

Apply by May 17 to meet the priority deadline. Applications received after the deadline may still be considered if there is space available. 

Important things to know before applying:

  • Students must be logged in to their district account to submit an application
  • Applications take 15-20 minutes to complete
  • Students will be asked to provide contact information for themselves and a parent/guardian
  • Programs have age requirements, please review details before applying

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The Electrical Interim Credential Program provides an opportunity to gain theoretical and hands-on experience working with electricity and begin developing the skills necessary for a career as an electrician.

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This online course introduces students to the National Electrical Code (NEC), proper safety procedures, DC theory, blueprint reading, and basic circuit design. Upon successful completion, if you join the Electrical Union as an apprentice, your first year of Related Supplemental Instruction can be waived.

Preview the interim credential course videos.

Summer 2024 Program Details

  • Application deadline: May 17 is the priority deadline. Applications received after the deadline may be considered if there is space.
  • Program dates: Summer 2024 (asynchronous/online).
    • Optional hands-on activities at IBEW
      • July 8 and July 15 from 9:00am-11:00am
  • Notification of selected applicants: early June
  • Certification(s) offered: Electrical Training ALLIANCE completion certificate; Financial Literacy through EverFi
  • Approximate hours to complete: 145
  • Completion stipend: $500 (upon successful completion of all program components)
  • Total spots available: 20
  • Credits toward graduation: 0.5 CTE Credits
  • Special considerations for this program: Must be at least 17 years old to receive certifications. Younger students may apply but are not eligible to earn certifications.
  • For additional information, please contact Jeff Klancke: jklanck@tacoma.k12.wa.us

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