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DIA becomes DIAL!

On July 1, 2023, multiple programs across four agencies became part of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) as a new organizational structure for state government goes into effect. DIA is now the Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing (DIAL). 

Electrical Training Programs

Iowa Code 103 states that “an applicant for a Class A Journeyman license shall have successfully completed an apprenticeship training program registered by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training of the United States Department of Labor…” Such programs are traditionally offered by the area trade organizations. For more information about the traditional apprenticeship programs, please contact the Iowa Apprentice Liaison at 515.284.4690. The Electrical Examining Board has also recognized the training programs of some technical schools as equivalent to the Department of Labor (DOL) requirements and have provided avenues for their graduates to obtain Journeyman electrical licenses. Listed below are the contact information for the accepted programs. If you wish to have your electrical program approved also, please click on the Quick Link for  the Post Secondary Electrical Programs (PSEP), located on the State Fire Marshal's website at

ABC of Iowa (US Dept. of Labor approved)
Grimes, IA
Contact: Ginny Shindelar 515.985.1175

CEU Authority, LLC (US Dept. of Labor approved, Live-Stream - Instructor Led)
Des Moines, IA 
Contact: Chaz Cooney 515-333-1293 option 2 or Audrey Pins - 515-333-1293 option 1
Email: or

Des Moines Area Community College (US Dept. of Labor approved)
Newton Campus, 600 N. 2nd Ave. W, Newton, IA 50208
Contact: Dan Ehler 641.791.1741 Email:                                                                                                                                                                                         

Electrical Association (US Dept. of Labor approved)
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Megan Schroeder 800.829.6117

Hawkeye Community College (US Dept. of Labor approved-Online or Classroom Training)
Waterloo, IA
Contact: Jerry Orr 319.277.2490

Indian Hills Community College (PSEP approved)
Ottumwa, IA
Contact: JP Jones, 641.683.4241 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - IBEW (US Dept. of Labor approved)
Des Moines Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
Cedar Rapids Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

Quad City Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

Sioux City Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
Southeast Iowa Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
Dubuque Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

Iowa Central Community College (US Dept. of Labor & PSEP approved)
Fort Dodge, IA
Contact: Neale Adams 515.574.1284

Iowa Department of Corrections (U.S. Dept. of Labor Approved)
Anamosa, IA
Contact: Tim Diesburg 319.462.3504

Iowa Lakes Community College (US Dept. of Labor & PSEP approved)
Estherville, IA
Contact: Doug Zemler

Mitchell Technical Institute (PSEP approved)
Mitchell, SD 
Contact: Doug Fuerst

Northeast Iowa Community College (PSEP approved)
Calmar, IA 

Northwest Iowa Community College (PSEP approved)
Sheldon, IA
712.324.5061 or 800.352.4907

Penn Foster, Inc. (US Dept. of Labor approved)
Contact: Rick Bruno 518.894.5125

Riverland Community College (PSEP approved)
Albert Lea, MN 

Southwestern Community College (PSEP approved)
Creston, IA
Contact: Jon Oswald 641.782.1532