IBEW 483 Apprenticeship



 Apprenticeship Information:

What is an Apprenticeship?

"Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation."
--Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

The energy industry trades require skilled crafts people to perform jobs. Apprenticeship is a required training program for most of these Journeyman level positions.

IBEW Local 483 offers an Apprenticeship Program through the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee of the Northwest Line Construction Industry (NW Line JATC). NW Line JATC is a third party non-profit association designed to train unionized workers for the outside electrical construction industry. The main focus of the NW Line JATC is to provide the northwest outside electrical industry with an adequate number of highly skilled Journeyman level workers. Within the NW Line JATC there is an Oregon and Washington Power Line Clearance & Tree Trimming Apprenticeship as well. Please visit their website below for more information about their programs and how to apply.

Washington State Energy Industry Apprentice Programs:

These organizations provide information about the Washington State energy industry apprentice programs and requirements:


NW Line JATC Introduction Video 

National JATC

Some Requirements for the NW Line JATC Include the Following:

  • Class A Commercial Drivers Permit and or License -You can visit the Department of Licensing's website at https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/cdlapprovedschools.html for a list of schools that are approved for training.
  • CPR and First Aid Certificate -You can visit Central Pierce Fire station's website at https://www.centralpiercefire.org/Content.aspx?ID=14 to sign up for their upcoming CPR classes.
  • Flaggers & Traffic Control Certificate - Pierce College offers this course and you can register by calling (253) 864-3330. Clover Park Technical College offers courses and you can register >HERE<

Other Electrical Apprenticeships in Washington State:

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries:

This handy step-by-step guide to the materials on this web site is provided to help you through the process of becoming an apprentice.


Energy Industry Apprenticeship Programs:

These links provides information about energy industry apprenticeship programs and requirements:






South Seattle Community College and the Duwamish Training Center:

SSCC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Multi Occupational Trades that integrates related apprenticeship training for energy industry trades including Boiler Makers, Construction Linemen and Electricians.



Bonneville Power Administration:

Power System Electrician, High Voltage Line Worker and Substation Operator information can be found at the link listed below.


For Low Voltage Electrician & Wireman Apprenticeship information, please contact IBEW Local 76 and IBEW Local 46 directly or visit their websites. Thank you for your interest in our apprenticeship programs! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the hall at (252)565-3232. 



Mar 07, 2023
Founders' Scholarship (ibew.
May 04, 2022

2022 NWJATC Apprenticeship Information Flyer.pdf

May 04, 2022

2022 NWJATC Tree Trimmer Apprenticeship Information Flyer.pdf

May 04, 2022

2022 NWJATC Lineman Apprenticeship Information Flyer.pdf

Mar 04, 2022
Click "here" to link you to the Department of Licensing's list of Commercial Drivers License training schools in Washington State.
Mar 04, 2022

2022 Crane Training Flyer.pdf

Feb 19, 2020

CPR & First Aid Training.pdf

Feb 19, 2020

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Feb 19, 2020

2022 Training Calendar Flyer.pdf

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