Qualifications for Inside Wireman and Installer Technician

Before you dig into this information, make sure you take a moment to read about what Inside Wiremen and Installer Technicians do. This qualifications info applies to the Electrical Apprentice (Inside Wireman) and Installer Technician (Telecommunications Apprentice) programs only.

Qualifications information for the Electrical Apprentice (Inside Wireman) and Installer Technician (Telecommunications Apprentice) Programs:

INSIDE WIREMAN APPRENTICESHIP: This is a 5-year apprenticeship program including a minimum of 180 hours of related instruction per year and a minimum of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. While the Outside Lineman works on the distribution network, bringing power from sources of generation to the customers, the Inside Wireman’s job is to distribute and connect the customer’s electrical equipment to that power source. The Inside Wireman installs and maintains all of the various types of electrical systems found in commercial and industrial facilities.


TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPRENTICESHIP: This is a 3-year apprenticeship program including a minimum of 180 hours related instruction per year and a minimum of 4,800 hours of on-the-job training for the 3 years. While the Inside Wireman is installing the conduit and power feeders on a project, the Installer Technician is working beside the Wireman, installing the network of low voltage cabling that is used for video, voice and data or other low voltage signaling.



There is a $45.00 non-refundable processing fee. We accept check, money order, Visa and MasterCard. NO CASH ACCEPTED.

Applications may be made in person at the AEJATC office Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm.

IMPORTANT! No application will be processed until the $45.00 processing fee has been received. When returning applications to our office by mail, you should include payment by check or money order, DO NOT SEND CASH.

For application deadlines, postmarks are not considered. Applications are considered valid on the date the AEJATC office receives the completed application along with payment of the processing fee. The AEJATC cannot be held responsible for errors made by the postal service.



An application is only valid for the Selection Period in which it is submitted. There are two Selection Periods each year:

  1. May 16 – *October 15 for Apprenticeship starting in January
  2. October 16 – *May 15 for Apprenticeship starting in July

* When October 15 or May 15 fall on a weekend, the deadline will be extended to the following Monday





 The following is a list of the items required to make an application complete (also see cutoff dates):

  1. Birth Certificate: you must be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 to begin the program.
  2. An authenticated high school diploma or two year associate degree or higher, or GED.
  3. DD-214 Long Form. (This requirement is for veterans only).
  4. Valid Driver’s License and dependable transportation. Applicants must be able to report to work anywhere in the jurisdiction of the committee. (see below).
  5. Proof of residence: you must show evidence of being a resident of the area under jurisdiction of this committee. This area includes the following counties in Georgia: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Morgan, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Quitman, Rockdale, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Talbot, Taylor, Towns, Troup, Union, Walton, Webster and White; and the following counties in Alabama: Barbour, Chambers, Henry, Lee, Russell.

a.     The following items may be used as proof of residence:

i.      Mortgage Statement/Warranty Deed

ii.      Last Year’s W-2 Form

iii.      Voter Registration Card

iv.      Pay check stub (including name and address)

v.      Lease Agreement

  1. Bills and other mail may not be used as proof of residence.
  2. Qualifying score on the trade specific aptitude test. (you will be scheduled for your aptitude test by the Training Center and notified of your test date)



If use of drugs is determined from laboratory work, the applicant (if employed by one of our contractors), will be terminated and all parties will be notified. The application will become null and void.

If arrested and convicted of drug use, possession and/or selling of controlled substances while application is being considered, the application will become null and void.



Any applicant for apprenticeship who believes that he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age (except the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement as specified in the standards) with regard to apprenticeship, or that equal opportunity standards have not been followed, has 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination to register a complaint. The complaint shall be in writing and shall be signed by the complainant. It must include the name, address and telephone number of the person allegedly discriminated against, the program sponsor involved, and a brief description of the circumstances of the failure to apply the equal opportunity standard. Complaints may be registered with the JATC, the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), the Registration Agency if other than the BAT or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

This written complaint procedure with names and addresses of the organizations to which complaints may be filed, must be provided to all applicants and apprentices.



The AEJATC reserves the right to conduct background checks for felony convictions (as listed below) on selected applicants when necessary. This is done to ensure that individuals who join the apprenticeship program are well qualified, have a strong potential to be productive and successful, comply with their positions of trust, and have honestly presented their background and qualifications as outlined in the application materials. If the applicant does not complete the appropriate release form, or if the results of the investigation are unsatisfactory, an official offer shall not be extended.


1. Felonies involving crimes of moral turpitude;

2. Extortion;

3. Violent Felonies to include, but not limited to:

  • Murder
  • Assault with intent to murder
  • Aggravated assault
  • Rape or aggravated sexual abuse or assault
  • Kidnapping or hostage taking
  • Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution or manufacture of an explosive or weapon
  • Felony involving a threat

4. Felony involving:

  • Willful destruction of property
  • Importation or manufacture of a controlled substance
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation
  • Possession or distribution of stolen property
  • Bribery
  • Illegal possession of a controlled substance punishable by a maximum imprisonment of more than one (1) Year

5. Conspiracy to commit any of the aforementioned felonies

If the background investigation was used as a basis for an adverse employment decision (selection, disqualification, etc), the applicant will be notified in writing and be allowed to view the investigation report. The AEJATC provides this service to the applicant.

In certain critical or hard-to-fill positions, offers may be extended to applicants on a conditional basis before the investigation process is finished. Applicants with an adverse background or criminal records check will be terminated immediately upon receipt of the official results.



If you’ve reviewed the information on what Inside Wiremen and Installer Technicians do, and carefully read the Qualification Information above, and decided this is for you, then your next step is to complete your application for apprenticeship.

To do this you need to print the Application and related forms that you need to complete and return them to our office so we can get you in our system and scheduled for your Entrance Exam (The Entrance Exam referred to here is referred to in other places as the Aptitude Test.  The Entrance Exam (Aptitude Test) consists of a section on Algebra and Functions with Trigonometry and a section on Reading Comprehension. There are several sites shown below that may be useful in preparing for the Exam but it is important to note that the Atlanta Electrical JATC and its Electrical Training Center do not endorse, nor do we guarantee, any single prep method for the NJATC/AIR Aptitude Test. The information below is selected and provided based on feedback from our applicants and is only provided for your convenience.



These prep classes have a cost involved but are directly targeted at the Aptitude Test. To check them out go to https://www.electricprep.com/. The only two sections on your Aptitude Test are Reading Comprehension and Math.


The Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is an excellent resource for learning online, free. Although they don’t have materials specific to our Aptitude Test, they do cover many of the concepts that are evaluated on the test. You can access Khan Academy’s free online training athttps://www.khanacademy.org/.

Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.


  1. The first form you should review and complete is the Qualifications Sheet 2011. Please read this document carefully; it contains important information such as the basic qualifications for the program, documentation you’ll need to provide, and application deadlines. It is important that you have all of the documentation required prior to submitting your application form and processing fee. The Qualifications Sheet has convenient checkboxes beside documentation requirements to help you check off items as you go.

  2. The Application Form is the next document you’ll need to read and complete. You can print it from here: Application Form 2011. Make sure you fill this form out completely and accurately.

  3. The EEOC Supplemental Information Form is next; you may print it from here: Supplemental Information

  4. Next, if necessary, you may use this Residency Form (see residency requirements on the Qualifications Sheet).

You may submit the Application Package and required documentation either of two ways:

1. Mail to:

Electrical Training Center
6601 Bay Circle
Norcross, GA 30071
ATTN: Apprentice Admissions


2. Deliver in person to the same address during regular office hours (see below)

IMPORTANT: Application documents will not be accepted without the required processing fee of $45.00. We accept Check (no counter checks) Money Order, Visa, or MasterCard. NO CASH.


Monday through Friday 7:00AM – 3:30PM

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