An apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee offers men and women excellent career opportunities by training them to become highly skilled electrical and HVAC workers.

IBEW Local 40 apprentices earn while they learn, which means they earn a living wage while they work and receive on-the-job training from experienced journeymen. This provides apprentices with valuable insights about their particular craft and helps them gain a thorough understanding of different aspects of their job. In addition to learning on the jobsite, apprentices also receive free, mandatory classroom instruction, where they are taught many of the fundamentals and advanced concepts they will use throughout their career. Not only do IBEW Local 40 apprentices receive a free education and earn a living wage, but they also receive excellent health insurance and retirement benefits.

See the appropriate section below for each program.





Motion Picture Journeyman Wireman Apprenticeship Applications are currently CLOSED


Motion PIcture HVAC Apprenticeship Applications are currently CLOSED


Inside Journeyman Wireman Apprenticeship Applications are currently CLOSED


Apprentice Electrician (Inside Wireman)

This is a five-year apprenticeship program. Apprentices work during the day and attend classes two nights per week. A Journeyman certificate is awarded upon successful completion.

HVAC Apprentice 

This is a four-year apprenticeship program. Apprentices work during the day and attend classes two nights per week. A Journeyman certificate is awarded upon successful completion.


The Apprentice works directly under the supervision of and assists a qualified Journeyman in installing or maintaining a variety of approved wiring methods for distribution of electrical systems, or HVAC systems in existing or new buildings.


Minimum Requirements:  Each applicant must: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older, with proof of identification, such as a drivers’ license or identification card issued by the D.M.V. (Must have a valid drivers’ license at time of indenture).
  • Have a High School diploma, G.E.D. or H.S.P.E.
  • Official, sealed transcripts showing passing grades equivalent to a “C” or better for two (2) semesters or one (1) year of high school Algebra or one (1) semester of college Algebra or provide evidence of having successfully completed the NJATC Online Tech Math Course. To access the course, go to Enrollment fee charged.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or meet the I-9 requirements of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
  • Must not have taken the NJATC Aptitude Test within the last 6 months.

What to turn in on the date you make application:

  1. Proof of identification.
  2. An officialsealed copy of your High School Transcripts signed by the Registrar’s Office (No Diplomas) or an official GED certificate which must include your graduation date and proof of meeting the algebra requirement. If you did not take algebra in High School, you must also provide your College or Adult School Transcripts as proof of meeting the algebra requirement. The burden of proof is the applicant’s responsibility. (Electrical Training ALLIANCE online Tech Math Course will meet the algebra requirement)  NO EXCEPTIONS. 


 Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be scheduled for the following steps. Notification will be verbal/or by mail.  Eligibility will be determined by the Committee.

  1. The electrical training ALLIANCE Aptitude Test (including Algebra and Function and a Reading Comprehension test) (see: for more information)
  2. Oral interview only if a qualifying score is achieved on the aptitude test.


Qualified applicants will be required to take the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) Aptitude Test. Applicants who score 70% or better and meet all other basic requirements will then be required to attend an oral interview with the Joint Apprenticeship Committee.  The purpose of the oral interview will be to assess the background and qualifications of each applicant.  All applicants who complete the interview process will be eligible for the program subject to the needs of the industry.  All applicants will be received and processed without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.