Dear Local 313 Member,
As most of you are aware, the JATC is unable to hold any in person classes under the current state of emergency. This adjustment has caused us to adjust our operations, hours, and methods of contact for all JATC activities. Please visit and continue to monitor “ibew313.org” under the “Apprenticeship and Training” tab to view changes to operational practices, contact methods, and other important information.
For those of you that hold any type of Delaware Electrical License, the license expires on June 30, 2020. The Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) has opened the online renewal portal for all electrical licenses. You should have received an email detailing this portal access opening from DPR. Regardless of whether you received the email from DPR or not you can now go to “https://dpr.delaware.gov” >”licenses”>”renew License”>”login”>”renew your license” to complete and pay for your new license. YOU MUST RENEW BEFORE JUNE 30, 2020. The process to renew is very easy but I do suggest that you read all of the questions and review prior to submitting your application. If you use your phone to complete the process please review your application carefully prior to submittal. Most of the issues our members have had in that past were due to unanswered, incorrect answers, or utilizing their phone and the answer field changes when they scroll. If you submit an incomplete application or do not answer the question your license renewal will be denied and you must work out the mistakes with DPR, this usually takes some time and effort on your part to get corrected.
If you have not completed your required CE hours from July 1, 2018 to date. We have JATC online options available, please review the details in each of the attachments. Complete a combination of courses ,or single course, to meet your requirement for CE hours then submit your application for license renewal prior to June 30, 2020. The Harassment course takes around 2.5 hours to complete, the Hazardous Locations course around 10-18 hours, and the Instrumentation modules 20-40 hours each. The Built-rite Update classes will be conducted utilizing the Zoom application and run 2-3 hours each. Additional DPR approved classes can be found at “mikeholt.com” and "bluevolt.com”. BlueVolt now has four DPR approved courses. These sites are not associated with the JATC but are good affordable options.
Please review the attachments below this article for specific information pertianing to JATC courses. These courses are for Local 313 IBEW members only.
To register for Built-Rite Update Zoom classes you must follow the specific instructions in the attachment below this article. Class sizes are limited.
1. Thursday May 21 from 6:00pm-9:00pm completed
2. Thursday May 28 from 6:00pm-9:00pm enrollment closed
3. Thursday June 11 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
4. Thursday June 18 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
- If you have your CE hours apply for your license now. That way if there are issues they can be addressed before June 30, 2020.
- If you do not have any CE hours, and hold an electrical license (requires 10 hours and 5 must be NEC), consider our 10 hour Hazardous course or the Mikeholt or bluevolt courses.
- If you do not have any CE hours, and h2.old an Journeyman license (requires 5 hours), consider our 10 hour Hazardous course or the Mikeholt or bluevolt courses.
- If you have at least 2.5 CE hours, and hold an Journeyman license, consider our Harassment course (best option) or the 10 hour Hazardous course or the mikeholt or bluevolt courses.
- If you have taken any of the JATC courses since July 1, 2018 you have at least 2.5 hours (CPR, LAN, First-aid, Motor Control, HV terms, exothermic, built-rite update, etc.)
- DPR has issued an extension to obtaining your CE credits during the state of emergency and added an optional check off box in the application portal (you are still required to renew before June 30, 2020). That said the window will only be 60 days once we are able to resume classes. At that time it is unknown when, where, how many classes, and how many students could participate in JATC classes. As I see it, the best option for this cycle will be the online courses and not having to deal with obtaining and submitting CE hour credits in the future.