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Customizable Self-Paced Programs to Meet Your Goals

If you are interested in becoming an electrician but cannot make it to our trade school or be logged in at a specific time of day, our Self-Paced Correspondence program may be the choice for you. You can take your classes when they fit into your schedule. Do a little each night, or work on it during the weekends…the choice is yours. Maine Electrical Institute offers self-paced electrician training in Maine and New Hampshire.

We provide you with the books you need through our book-lending program…and access to the course quizzes online (and homework and videos for many courses). At the end of each course, you take a proctored exam…either at our facility or through an approved proctor, swap books for the next one, and move to the next course, progressing through at your own speed.

Different Programs to Suit Your Career Goals

Maine Electrical Institute is ready to train you for a successful career as a licensed electrician. We offer various instruction programs to develop your skills and expertise. Please read through the descriptions of each program to understand your options and decide which is right for your educational needs:

Two-Year Electrician Program

This electrician program provides students with the required 576 hours of education to sit for the State of Maine Electrical Journeyman Exam. Students will still need to complete the required work hours in the field before they can sit for the exam. The program includes 45 hours of instruction in each of the following classes:

  • Basic Electricity I
  • Basic Electricity II
  • Controls I
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Introduction to the National Electrical Code
  • Math
  • Controls II
  • Transformers
  • Motors
  • Electronics
  • Any 3 of the following Electives: Business Communications, Intro to Business, Small Business Management, Advanced NEC Code Level 2

Pricing:

Students may enroll in the two-year Journeyman program in a couple of ways. We are pleased to offer a discount for those who pay for both years up front. The cost is $4,200 and you can do so here:

Purchase Journeyman Program In Full (with discount)

Or, if a student prefers to pay for one year at a time, the cost is $2,250 per year. Students must purchase the second year before beginning the seventh course of the program. Pricing for the second year is subject to possible pricing changes. You may purchase one year at a time by doing so here:

Purchase one year of the Journeyman program

 

 

One-Year Electrician Programs
Limited to Residential Program

You will graduate this electrician program with the required 225 hours of education to sit for the Limited to Residential house wiring license. Students will still need to complete the required work hours in the field before sitting for the exam. This program includes 45 hours of instruction in each of the following:

  • Basic Electricity I
  • Basic Electricity II
  • Controls I
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Introduction to the National Electric Code
  • Transformers

 

Pricing:
Self-Paced Correspondence- $2,250
Purchase Residential Program

 

Limited to Low-Voltage Program

You will graduate this electrical program with the required 225 hours of education to sit for the Limited to Low-Voltage license exam. Students will still need to complete the required work hours in the field before sitting for the exam. This electrician program includes 45 hours of instruction in each of the following:

  • Basic Electricity I
  • Basic Electricity II
  • Controls I
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Introduction to the National Electric Code
  • Electronics

 

Pricing:
Self-Paced Correspondence- $2,250
Purchase Low-Voltage Program

 

Individual Courses in Maine to Complete Your Training

You might only need a few courses to finish your electrician training and start your career as a licensed electrician. Maine Electrical Institute has the ability to help students complete an individual course from the comfort of their homes. Our correspondence learning covers all the necessary electrician training to earn your license and provide expert professional service. Take a look at our list of electrician courses offered via Self-Paced learning, and let us know if we can help you finish your electrician program.

Individual Courses

Questions & Further Offerings
What is a Limited Low Voltage License?

A Limited Low Voltage license is a special license that allows you to work on electrical systems under 95 volts. These electrical systems often take a special level of expertise. Once you have obtained this license, you are able to perform entertainment/sound system installation, landscape lighting, security systems, fiber optic cable systems, telephone wiring systems, data wiring systems, and other low voltage systems.

What is a Journeyman License?

Once you have successfully made your way through our two-year course and gotten 8,000 hours of experience under your belt, you’ll be able to take the Journeyman License Exam. With a Journeyman License, you can work without supervision, although you still must be under the employment of a Master Electrician. A Journeyman can work on any commercial, residential, or industrial electrical system, and they tend to be paid significantly higher than Limited to Residential electricians. If you obtain this level of license, the next step is to become a Master Electrician. You can take the Master Electrician exam after working as a Journeyman for 4,000 hours.

NEC Update Classes

We have three different self-paced NEC update courses for electricians. Whether you want to learn through a correspondence course and paper packet or by watching a series of videos online, we make it easy to learn about the latest changes in the electrical code. Each of these three courses takes 15 hours to complete. The video series is approved in Maine, New Hampshire, Delaware, Colorado, and Utah. The paper packet course and online course are only approved in the state of Maine. In these electrical classes, we will condense the recent updates to the 1,000+ page electrical code for you. It’s by far, the fastest and most direct way to stay current on these changes.

Business Success for Electricians Courses

Our electrician trade school offers several business management classes that can set you up for success in the competitive landscape of electrical services. As an electrician, you need to know how to build and manage your business. Our three business courses will give you the tools you need to create a company, run it successfully, and market it to the world. These will also count as a “non-trade related, degree type” course for your Maine State licensing requirements. Our business management courses include:

  • Foundations of Business: Learn the fundamentals of running your own business and thriving in today’s world of electrical services.
  • Small Business Management: Find out how to make your small business succeed. From managing employees to billing, you’ll leave with all the tools you need to propel your business to the top.
  • Business Communications: Discover the power of communicating your business’s message to the world. This electrician course will help you with everything from digital communication to internal business reports.
Exam Prep Classes

This video series course prepares you to pass your upcoming electrical exam, whether you are taking the Limited to Residential Exam or the Master Electrician exam. This electrician class teaches the secret to passing electrical exams… knowing how to locate the correct answer quickly. We don’t just test your knowledge and give you sample questions. We give you proven methods for taking your electrical exam in a way that ensures success the first time. Learn more about our exam prep classes.

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