Sisters holding a JW A Classification,
Many of you have signed up in Burlington Iowa Local 13 and are aware of the
licensing requirements. IBEW Local 1 has compiled the following
guidelines to assist you in the application process.
The state of
Iowa has a website with an optional online application. Abridged details of the
process are listed below:
Begin by copying
and pasting the following link in your address bar:
an account by clicking on Sing Up as a New User
your email and a password of your choosing – the site will then send an email
to the account you entered for verification.
your email and click on the verification link
(using your created password) enter the site.
You will then be
walked through the entire process page by page. At the bottom of each page you
will be prompted to save your information.
Once you reach
the license page you have three options:
Journeyman Class A :
pass Iowa electrical licensing exam
Journeyman Class B:
have 16,000 hours experience
have started working in the industry BEFORE January 1, 1998
license may have additional restrictions in areas of Iowa that have their
own inspection departments.
is listed as $75 but is currently prorated at check-out (via credit or
fee - approximately $20 (via credit or credit card)
ratio – 3 Journeyman class B to 1 unclassified journeyman
NOT work unsupervised
discretion per job on whether or not they will hire you
Our members have
applied for options #2 and #3. The Iowa Public licensing Board has informed
IBEW Local 1 that the process for a Class B license can be up to 10 working
days, but they do their best to expedite our applications. Some of our
members have reported a faster response time when applying for the unclassified
license. Members can apply for the Unclassified license and upgrade
immediately thereafter with accumulated license fees.
In addition to
completing the online application you will also need the following information:
you worked out of town during your career then you will need a printout of
work history from the IBEW/NECA Service Center.
you have never worked outside Local 1’s jurisdiction then our
secretaries (IBEW Local 1) can print your work history for you.
the Class B application you will need an Affidavit
of Work Experience
(linked here) and this form will have to be notarized by one of our
secretaries or a notary of your choice.
You can fax all
this information to: 515-725-6151 or you can email the documents to:
Again, we will
do all in our power to help you,
Here is a link
to a screenshot video detailing the process:
This video shows
the process for a JW Class B application but details other options too.
to submit their application via postal mail can access the necessary forms
IBEW Local 1
St. Louis Missouri