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Alaska Journeyman Electrician License

Hello Alaska! Did you know that if you hold an Alaska journeyman electrician license your average wage will be $39.97 an hour? This translates to an average of $56,259 a year. Compare this with other professions in the same area and it is clear that holding an Alaska journeyman electrician license is more lucrative: 

  • Journeyman Carpenter: $49,800 
  • Roofers and Laborers: $35,689 
  • File clerks: $31,410 
  • Door to Door Sales Workers: $22,530

We have prepared this quick menu below to make it easy to go through this article. 

1. Enrolling for an Apprenticeship Program with AJEATT 

The first step of gaining your Alaska journeyman electrician license is by enrolling in an apprenticeship program. There are numerous apprenticeship programs available in Alaska. However, the most prominent program is the Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust {AJEATT}. The trust is as a result of a collaboration between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association. 

The following requirements are mandatory if you require to enroll in an apprenticeship program: 

  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Have a GED 
  • Pass an Algebra one class 
  • Have official copies of your high school transcripts 

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development requires all aspiring journeymen electricians to meet the following requirements: 

  • Have work experience of at least 8,000 hours 
  • Have 1,000 hours of classroom education 
  • At least 6,000 hours of the required 8,000 hours to be in industrial properties

Meeting the above qualifications is easy, however, if you enroll in a bad trade school you might jeopardize your chances of getting an Alaska journeyman electrician license. 

2. Alaska Journeyman Electrician License Exam 

Once you are enrolled in an apprenticeship program you can apply for a licensing exam using this application. If accepted, the board will invite you to sit for the exam. You will be required to pay $50 for the test and $200 for the license. 

Renewals

Once you get your license, it should be renewed after every two years. To be eligible to renew your license you must undergo at least 16 hours of continuing education with 8 hours on the national electric code. 

3. Salaries 

Expect to get a journeyman salary of $56,259 a year. 

After you have attained your Alaska journeyman electrician license, it is now time to move up the ladder and obtain an Alaskan master electrician license. To start your electrician training in Alaska fill in your details below and we will help you get started. 

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