Electrician Schools in Georgia (Top Programs)

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Electrician Schools in Georgia

It is still a good time to become an electrician in Georgia, as the demand for these tradesmen is still on the rise.

Additionally, with the possibility of turning this occupation into a career in fewer steps than in most other US states, we think that the electric field is a great one to enter.

All electricians in Georgia must earn a license from the Construction Industry Licensing Board, and below we’ll show you what you need to do.

Complete Your Technical Training

The technical training of an electrician lasts:

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  • Supervised for 8,000 hours on the job
  • 180 hours of classroom education per year

This period is called an apprenticeship and it can be completed in 2 ways:

  1. Through a union or non-union, direct apprenticeship
  2. Through a trade school which awards diplomas or Associates’ degrees after 2 years

Technical College

There are many employers preferring candidates who graduated from a technical school.

The training programs they offer usually include work placement for the practice hours needed, though the duration might be shorter than though an apprenticeship program.

These internships sometimes turn into full-time employment.

Those graduating from such schools also have better career options.

The following subjects might be part of your curriculum:

  • Residential Wiring
  • Electrical Theory
  • Applied Math
  • OHM’s law
  • Electrical Motors
  • Blueprints
  • Line Logic
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Safety/CPR/First Aid
  • Advanced Electrical Theory
  • Transformers/Generators
  • The National Electric Code
  • Commercial & Industrial Wiring
School Name Address
Technical College System of Georgia 1704 South Slappey Boulevard, Albany, GA 31701
Technical College System of Georgia 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Technical College System of Georgia 3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta, GA 30906
Technical College System of Georgia One Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, GA 30161
Technical College System of Georgia 980 S Cobb Drive Dr SE, Marietta, GA 30060
Technical College System of Georgia 800 U.S. Hwy 29 North, Athens, GA 30601
Technical College System of Georgia 80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088
Technical College System of Georgia 1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, GA 31503
Technical College System of Georgia 495 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021
Technical College System of Georgia 928 Manchester Expy, Columbus, GA 31904
University System of Georgia 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819
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Local unions offer traditional apprenticeship programs for qualifying individuals as long as they also accept to become union members.

Georgia has several JATCs (Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committees), the organizations offering unionized apprenticeships.

Non-union apprenticeship options are available as well, though in Georgia is more difficult to find such an option.

Journeyman Electrician

The Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board does not offer a journeyman license.

Those who complete their apprenticeship in Georgia can directly start selling their services to the public.

It is however very common for those who completed their apprenticeship through unionized or non-unionized organizations will award a Journeyman Certificate.

This certification is on par with the national standards and it’s highly likely for most employers to prefer candidates who obtained such a certification.

Those who possess the journeyman diploma are generally allowed to work in other states as well, though some jurisdictions might require all electricians from the State of Georgia to pass their journeyman electrician exam.

Independent Electrical Contractor

In Georgia, the Construction Industry Licensing Board issues 2 types of electrical contractor licenses:

  • Class I – for electrical work involving single-phase installations, under 200 amperes at the service drop or the service lateral
  • Class II -unrestricted

These licenses allow you to legally offer your services to the public in Georgia.

To earn either license, you have to:

  • Fill out the application
  • Be 21 years old
  • Have 4 years of experience as an electrician
  • Score over 70% on the exam
  • Submit 3 notarized references on the required form

One of the references must come from a licensed electrician.

For the Class II license, you have to be experienced with systems of more than 200 amperes, including installation.

Those who get approved can schedule the exam, and the answer arrived in about 45 days of submitting the application

There is an exam bulletin with more details related to how to schedule the exam and question breakdown.

Some of the subjects on the exams are:

  • Regulations, Laws, and Administrative Functions
  • Basic Electrical Circuits
  • Interior Electrical Systems
  • Special Equipment, Conditions, and Locations
  • Electrical Controls and Devices
  • DC and DC Rotating Equipment
  • Transformers
  • Pre-test questions

Both licenses are renewed every 2 years.

Contractors need to complete 4 hours of continuing education per year to renew their licenses.


Location and experience will greatly influence how much an electrician in Georgia will earn.

The average salary across the state can be seen below.

Annual Salary Range:
Annual Salary by Location:
Location Avg. Annual Salary
Atlanta $48,032
Augusta $45,147
Columbus $43,869
Macon $45,104
Savannah $45,391
Athens $47,692
Roswell $47,851
Warner Robins $44,968
Albany $44,634
Alpharetta $47,783

Regional Salary in Georgia

Region Employed Avg. Annual Salary Avg. Hourly Pay Top 10% Annual Salary Bottom 10% Annual Salary
Albany, GA350$53,380$25.66$75,160$35,890
Athens-Clarke County, GA300$52,830$25.4$72,300$35,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA12,150$57,740$27.76$79,220$35,620
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC1,440$64,520$31.02$86,560$37,780
Brunswick, GA90$49,520$23.81$72,620$30,780
Columbus, GA-AL400$46,970$22.58$62,230$34,440
Dalton, GA180$50,680$24.37$70,560$36,770
Gainesville, GA310$52,690$25.33$73,530$35,860
Hinesville, GA40$67,170$32.29$88,120$44,890
Macon, GA440$54,530$26.22$85,150$35,300
Rome, GA140$60,810$29.24$86,380$39,010
Savannah, GA540$53,410$25.68$74,030$36,560
Valdosta, GA340$46,040$22.14$63,900$30,180
Warner Robins, GA190$52,540$25.26$62,250$41,460
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Electricians, OCC Code 47-2111, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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