Experienced Electricians
Updated On: Aug 04, 2022

Considerable prior experience

A worker may begin at one of several levels, based on the extent of their prior experience
Have you worked in the electrical field, and can you provide proof of prior electrical experience? (W-2s, pay stubs etc.) 
Based on hours of experience, you would be placed in the Construction Worker/Construction Electrician (CW/CE) program. This is an hours-based advancement program with many benefits. These positions are not apprenticeships.

Inside Construction Electrician (CE):  CEs have several thousand hours of prior electrical experience.
Range is CE-1 through CE-3.  CE-1 starting wage is 65% of Inside Journeyman wage, or $29.17, plus benefits.
CE-1s have at least 6,000 hours of prior electrical experience, and can provide documentation of that prior experience (such as W-2s, pay stubs).

Contact: Josh Stern, jstern@ibew159.org


Testing In
Another way to join the IBEW team is to take the Local-administered Journeyman’s test. The test is given the first Wednesday in January, April, July and October,
at IBEW Local 159 Training Center.
To qualify for exam, just complete an application and provide requested documents substantiating your work history.

Contact: Josh Stern, jstern@ibew159.org

Contact Info
IBEW Local 159
5303 Fen Oak Drive
Madison, WI 53718
  office 608.255.2989 | job line 608.255.0169 from 5pm-7am Central

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