Once you have submitted a qualifying application we will scheduled you for our next available testing date.
The Electrical Industry Aptitude Test consists of 2 sections; math and reading comprehension. The Algebra and Functions section entails 33 questions within 46 minutes. The Reading Comprehension section consists of 36 questions within 51 minutes. There will be a short break between the two sections. There are no penalties for guessing. Your score will be based on the number of items you answer correctly. You will not be allowed to use a calculator for the test. Sample questions can be found HERE.
If you will need special accommodations during the test make arrangements with the training center as soon as you receive your aptitude test date.
Tests are scored by an independent facility. The training center will receive the results approximately two to four weeks after you test and you will then be notified of the results by email. If you receive a qualifying score on the test battery you will be scheduled for an oral interview. Interviews are conducted once per year in February/March. If you do not obtain a qualifying score on the test battery you must wait six months before re-applying and re-testing.
How to Prepare
The following are optional resourses that may help you prepare for the Electrical Industry Apptitude Test. It is not required that you enroll in, or complete any preparatory courses once you have qualified to take the test, but you may choose to do so in order to increase your chances of obtaining a qualifying score.
ElectricPrep.com has resources to help applicants prepare for application to a IBEW-NECA Apprenticeship. This website offers courses on resume writing, review for the aptitude test, and interview preparation as well as free courses that describe the electrical industry.
Additionally, a Tech Math class is available through the University of Tennessee. This online math class is self-paced and begins with whole numbers and works through Boolean Algebra fundamentals.
Washington WorkSource offices may be able to provide assistance with educational resources for reading and math. To locate a WorkSource location in Washington visit www.worksourcewa.com.