Do you have what it takes to be an electrical construction worker? Learn more about the qualifications and application dates for Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship’s program below.

Application Timeline

The Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship accepts applications beginning in August and ending late March each year. Before you apply, be sure to review the rest of the qualification requirements.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for the Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship Program, you must first complete an online application form and submit the required documentation. Your application and documentation will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements.  Click the Apply Now button located to the right of the navigation bar.

Basic Qualifications

The minimum requirements for the Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship Program include the following:

  1. You must be a minimum of 18 years old at the time of application
  2. You must have a valid driver’s license at the time of application
  3. You must show evidence that you have either:
    • Graduated High School
    • Completed GED Requirements
    • Earned an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree, or higher
  4. You must show evidence that you have either completed:
    • One year (two-semesters) of Algebra, or higher, while in High School
    • One Semester of Algebra, or higher, while in college
    • The NJATC Online-Tech Math Program (available at )

Minimum requirements #3 and #4 can be waived if you have been working for an electrical construction contractor and can provide documentation that you have accumulated 4000 hours or more of experience. Documentation must consist of payroll and/or tax records.

Applicants who have served in the US Military will be required to submit a complete DD-214. For those Veterans accepted into our apprenticeship, we are a GI Bill Approved Training Program.

If you meet the basic requirements, you will be scheduled to take the etA Aptitude Test Battery. This test consists of reading comprehension and algebra.

If you obtain a qualifying score on the aptitude test, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship committee.

Based on your interview and a review of your qualifications, you will receive an overall ranking. Your name will be placed on the eligibility list for two years. As new positions with the apprenticeship program become available, applicants may receive an offer of apprenticeship based on their ranking on the eligibility list.

If you are selected to receive an offer of apprenticeship, you will be required to submit to drug testing and/or a background check.

Applicants With Disabilities

We recognize and comply with our obligations under the American with Disabilities Act to not discriminate against qualified persons with disabilities.

If you are a person with a physical or mental impairment that you believe may affect your ability to complete any aspect of the application process and if you need accommodation to ensure that the test battery accurately measures your skills and abilities, you must notify the Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program before, or as soon as you are scheduled to complete the etA Aptitude Test. Accommodation requests given on the test day CANNOT be addressed that day. In most cases, you will need to provide supporting documentation. Upon receipt of the supporting documentation, your request will be considered promptly. A complete copy of our EEOC Notice is available at