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Important Reminders About Supervision Requirements for WECA Apprentices

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Please read this brief refresher and overview of Apprentice supervision requirements as they apply to our Member Contractors:

  • All Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage Apprentices performing FLS work must be supervised by a Certified Electrician or the C10 holder for the company.
  • All Low Voltage Apprentices must be supervised by a qualified journey-level technician.
  • The supervision requirement for all of WECA's Apprenticeship programs is 1 Apprentice to 1 Journey-person. A Certified Journey-person may supervise 1 Apprentice and 1 Electrician Trainee.
  • The supervising Journey-person must lay out the work for the day, ensure the Apprentice has proper instruction and training on how to perform the task, and that the Apprentice is able to perform the task safely.
  • The supervising Journey-person does not have to stand over the Apprentice's shoulder, but must be on the same job site and available to the Apprentice at all times.
  • If, for some reason, an Apprentice does not have a Journey-person available to supervise him or her, the Apprentice should be sent home for the day as it is a violation of WECA's Employer Rules and Regulations to let an Apprentice work without proper supervision.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Wendy Flanagan, Assistant Director of Apprenticeship, by email at wflanagan@goweca.com or by phone at 916-453-0112 extension 145.