With booming infrastructure, new energy conservation projects, and an aging workforce, demand for skilled electricians is on the rise—making online residential electrician courses in high demand. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for electricians will increase 7% through 2031, with around 80,000 job openings for electricians estimated each year.
The Residential Electrician course is designed to teach you the fundamental skills needed to work with residential electrical systems—no previous experience is required. You will learn electrical theory, wiring and installation, safety procedures, the use of common hardware and materials, the use of building plans, and more. You will also have access to more than 30 virtual simulations that simulate hands-on practice and 10 lessons on customer service, one of the most essential soft skills employers seek. On-job scenarios (critical thinking scenarios) will help boost your success, along with quizzes in each lesson.
Our new course also features 3D models, including the main panel, circuit breaker, DMM, fuses, 3D model walk-throughs, and branch circuit learning checks. The addition of games, including name that function, ampacity, and labeling receptacle, paired with in-the-field photo access (provided by the SME) further boosts your real-world success post-graduation.
In addition, you will be prepared for electrician licensing tests, generally required by most states and localities—making this one of the top courses for electricians. While tests differ, you will need to understand the common situations in electrical work, including the use of the National Electrical Code®, local electrical codes, circuits, and various types of wiring methods. As an added bonus, you will be provided with your own 19-piece tool kit carrier from IDEAL Electrical, featuring pliers, screwdrivers, specialty hand tools, a wire stripper, and an electrical tester—all included in your course registration.
Completing this electrician education course will prepare you to pass your state's electrical licensing exam and start an entry-level career as a residential electrician or electrician apprentice. Investing in your electrician education is the first step to your electrician career. Please check with your state, county, or city for residential electrician licensing rules and whether this course's hours will be accepted towards licensing. *This course does not count towards getting a Massachusetts Electrician license.