Frequently Asked Questions


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Is Propel A TWC Certified Career School or College?

Yes, Propel is a Texas Workforce Commission approved career school and college. TWC License #5827

Are students able to transfer credits to and from IEC or other schools?

Yes, students are able to transfer credits for some courses completed at other schools. Students are not able to transfer credits from IEC because they do not use the NCCER curriculum. Contact Propel to learn exactly what classes are transferable.

Are Journeyman prep courses offered at Propel?

Yes, Journeyman prep courses are available at Propel, however, courses are only provided at the discretion of your manager. A manager must:

1) Have your completed on-the-job training (OJT) logs AND
2) Test or judge your ability to successfully complete the higher-level course work and knowledge required for a journeyman prep class. A journeyman preparation course prepares students with more than 8,000 hours of OJT to pass the journeyman license exam.

Does the electrical program count toward continuing education credit for the journeyman license renewal?

No, the electrical program counts for education credit for apprentice electricians, not journeymen/licensed electricians. We have a different program that counts toward the JM CEU’s.

Does the program offer Boom lift and Scissor lift licenses?

Yes you will get certified as part of the program in boom and scissor lift training as well as many other safety topics.

Why is IEC only one night a week, but the Propel program is two nights a week?

The IEC program is different from Propel’s program. Graduates of Propel’s electrical training program will obtain multiple certifications, including an NCCER certification in electrical and certification in Green Apple Labs. This additional training makes Propel graduates more prepared electricians through greater knowledge and more hands-on experience.

What does Propel’s Electrical Program teach?

Propel’s electrical program teaches the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research) curriculum which is a construction industry-approved program. Propel’s electrical program also teaches Green Apple Labs material which provides students Green Apple Labs certification from NC3 (National Coalition of Certification Centers).

Where can I buy Propel Career Academy gear?

You can visit our gear store to buy the latest Propel Career Academy branded gear

**Please note the exam name “Journeyman electrician” refers to the licensing and experience level for a licensed electrician in the state of Texas. The Master electrician exam is the next level of training and skills knowledge. Some states may call the journeyman exam an electrician license or not require a license at all. Please find your state requirements by searching your state website for electrician licensing requirements. You can also find a reciprocity map on the NCCER website that will provide more information on your state’s licensing requirements.

As a federally approved program under the U.S. Department of Labor, Propel Career Academy follows federal guidelines above state licensing guidelines to teach, train, and certify apprentice electricians. These federal apprenticeship guidelines require students enrolled in a federally-approved program to complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom instruction.

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