Electrical Apprenticeship Applications Information



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June 7, 2022  - Enjoy the summer!! Check back here during the summer for information on upcoming fall classes.


Summer 2022 Application Event!!!

Click the links above for information on our apprenticeship applications for both Inside Electrical  and Telecommunication divisions.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) - June 7, 2022

We are excited to announce our first run of EVITP classes. Call the Training Center if you are interested because there may be some last minute openings

EVITP is a training program that provides the most comprehensive training for the installation of Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) in North America today. EVITP offers comprehensive training on the technical aspects of  Battery Electric Vehicle charging/power transfer system installations. These subjects include: Charging station fundamentals for Level 1, 2, and 3 chargers, including brand/model-specific installation instructions, Vehicle to Home (V2H), Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Installation considerations including location, mounting and protection, Sizing of branch circuits and feeders and services in both new and existing installations as well as the various regulations covering these installations including NEC Article 625. It also offers a full overview of the Electric Vehicle industry including an extensive section on Customer Relations & Customer Satisfaction.

This class 21-Hour course will be offered again in September so, please call the Training center to add your name to the list if you are interested.

For more information about this course, call Warren directly at 201-265-7273 x3235



Our membership consistently keeps up to date with these evolving challenges and avoid being left behind. Our contractors rely on individuals with the aptitude and desire to:

  • Being productive on day one
  • Meet challenges and construction goals daily
  • Excel in a variety of job-site assignments
  • Demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities
  • We employ the "Code Of Excellence" daily
How does each member meet our obligation to proficiently perform the work associated with the tasks of our trades? That's where Local 164's Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee … the JATC … steps in. Representing both the IBEW and NECA, we've dedicated countless hours towards developing an efficient training program … through systematic schooling and on-the-job training … to produce highly qualified electricians and telecommunications technicians with the skill, attitude and knowledge to get jobs done on time and under budget.

Training Facility

The IBEW Local 164 Training Academy is a state-of-the-art facility, located in a 40,000-square-foot, two-story building adjacent to our headquarters. It offers easy access to the Garden State Parkway, NJ Routes 17 and 4, allowing for quick and direct transportation via car. (Get directions)

The Academy boasts 12 large classrooms and 10 labs, including two state-of-the-art computer labs with a full complement of the most modern equipment. This includes the latest electrical, instrumentation, local operating network and "voice-data-video" equipment, all of which is central to the experiments and troubleshooting exercises that make up typical classwork-related studies.

The Training Academy also has a library of the latest printed materials, along with educational information available via a variety of media, including films, videos, and online training and content. Our center also boasts a 10,000-square-foot auditorium, available for student assemblies and large seminars. These facilities provide an excellent setting for the advancement of the program's objectives.

The program itself is a national standardized training program, with course materials periodically reviewed, updated and revised by the Electrical Training Alliance which serves as our National JATC. Our goal is to ensure that all students keep up with the latest technology advances, ensuring their ability to meet long-term career objectives!

College Credit:   Local 164's electrical and telecommunications programs are recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE), and graduates earn college credit after completion! As of early 2004, electricians earn 60 semester hours of college credit recommendations from the ACE, while telecommunications technicians earn 37 semester hours. We also currently have an articulation agreement with Hudson County Community College which provides 22 credits toward a Construction Management degree upon completion of our 5-year Inside Electrical Apprenticeship. Thereafter, students may further their education by transferring these credits into degree programs offered by two- or four-year institutions.