JW Ongoing Training
The Electrical, HVACR and Sound industries are constantly changing and developing. As new technologies come to market, IBEW Local 40 aims to be on top of it, ensuring a safe and reliable employees to the motion picture industry. As journeymen and women, it is imperative that our members continually update thier skills and training in order to have access to all the work opportunities in our area.
For more information, or to sign up for classes, please contact our training director at Louie@ibewlocal40.com or call (818) 762-4239
|CODE CLASS FOR STATE CERTIFICATION |
|PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS|
|RED LIGHT SYSTEMS||PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN||PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN ADVANDED|
|FIRE ALARM||MOTOR CONTROLS||TRANSFORMERS|
|HVAC REFRESHER||BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS||LIGHTING CONTROL|
|TITLE 24||GROUNDING & BONDING||SOUND & VIDEO|
|CODE CLASS FOR STATE CERTIFICATION |
|PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS|
|RED LIGHT SYSTEMS|
|PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN ADVANDED|
|BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS|
|GROUNDING & BONDING|
|SOUND & VIDEO|
Anyone in the state of California working as an electrician fo a C-10 Electrical contractor must have a state certification as a General Journeyman Electrician, or be enrolled in a state recognized apprenticeship program.
Click here to view the current license list
*If you are looking for State Certification Exam prep, please contact our Training Director at (818)762-IBEW(4239) or click here
You will need at least 8000 hours of work experience. Per the regulations, these hours must consist of work under an electrical contractor in at least two of the following categories:
- Stock room and material handling (with a maximum of 300 hours)
- Residential wiring (with a maximum of 3000 hours)
- Commercial wiring (with a maximum of 6000 hours)
- Industrial wiring (with a maximum of 6000 hours)
- Voice data and video installation (with a maximum of 1500 hours)
- Underground conduit installation (with a maximum of 750 hours)
- Troubleshooting and maintenance (with a maximum of 1500 hours)
- Finish work and fixtures (with a maximum of 600 hours)
- Fire/Life safety, nurse call (with a maximum of 600 hours)
The license is provided by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).
Once your application is accepted you can schedule your exam.
The application fee is $175 (This amount is paid and not refundable, whether your application is approved or not.)
This fee can be paid either by cash accompanied by the application or by check (also accompanied by the application) payable to:
DIR-Electrician Certification Fund
P. O. Box 420603,
San Francisco, CA 94142
Once your application is approved you will be forwarded to a testing vendor and a packet will be sent to you with the information you will need for the exams.
The test consist of 100 questions and you’ll have 4 hours to take it. More information for the exam can be found here.
After you pass the exam your license will need to be renewed every three years through continuing education.
Providers for continuing education credit can be found here.
To be eligible for renewal you will need:
- at least 2000 hours of work in the industry, during these 3 years
- 32 hours of continuing education
- the fee of $100.00
Here is the renewal application you will have to fill.
You can find more information in the FAQ.
CSATF Safety Pass
CSATF Required Classes for Members working under
the Motion Picture “BASIC” Agreement (The Blue Book)
*You need 30 working days for a producer, and an employment verification letter from your employer to Contract Services to be eligible for classes
Visit SafetyPassItOn.com to check your Safety Pass Status
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The Safety Pass Program
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) requires that employees be trained in the safe use of equipment and work practices on their job. The producers (AMPTP) requires members of Local 40 to take 15 of these classes. These safety classes are administered through the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF). For more information on the Safety Pass Program, please visit their web site at: http://www.csatf.org/safety.shtml
Below is a list and description of the classes that members of Local 40 are required to take.
SAFETY PASS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Required Safety Courses For Local 40 Members are described below. CLICK HERE to determine required classes based on your classification.
GENERAL SAFETY TRAINING/INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (IIPP):
This course explains safety orientation, employee/employer rights and responsibilities, hazard communications, use of personal protection equipment, proper lifting techniques, emergency action procedures, and general production safety procedures.
This course covers a wide range of subjects, including studio lot & location safety, heat illness, severe weather, disaster/emergency response, environmental awareness, transportation of dangerous goods, electrical safety, and workplace cleanliness.
AERIAL LIFT/SCISSOR LIFT:
This course covers lift equipment regulations, lift types, inspection, operation, stability and general operation safety. Classroom and hands-on instruction is required.
SPECIAL AERIAL LIFT FOR SET LIGHTING TECHNICIANS:
This course offers special rigging and operations of aerial lifts for Local 728 Electrical Technicians. Pre-requisite: B-Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift.
GENERAL FALL PROTECTION:
This course covers rules and regulations governing work areas of height. Topics include an overview of various types of fall protection systems, attachment points, types of body harnesses and industry-specific information. Classroom and hands-on instruction is required.
HAND & POWER TOOLS/POWDER-ACTUATED:
This course explains the safety rules and regulations, inspection, care and maintenance of equipment, as well as, electrical hazards and important operational safety precautions for this equipment.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY:
This course covers the safe use of fire extinguishers. Topics include classes of fires and extinguishers, general principles of fire extinguisher use, hazards of incipient-stage fire fighting, and instruction for operating a fire extinguisher. Classroom and hands-on instruction is required.
This course covers scaffold safety and use, types of scaffolds, loads, inspections, fall hazards and electrical hazards. Classroom and hands-on instruction is required.
This course covers CAL-OSHA requirements including proper selection, use, inspection and care of respiratory protection equipment.
This course explains the effects and control of noise exposure. Topics include the proper selection, use, inspection and care of equipment, as well as, noise exposure danger points, safety rules and regulations.
This course covers safety rules and regulations governing work in confined spaces. Topics include an overview of equipment utilized, detailed discussion of potential dangers and important safety procedures applicable to working in confined spaces.
EXCAVATION AND TRENCHING
This course covers safety rules and regulations, safe practices, and safety awareness for working in and around an excavation or trench. Topics include the importance of planning and utility company notification, protection from cave-ins and the proper use of protective systems, material, and equipment.
This course explains the safety procedures to prevent accidental start-up of equipment. Topics include de-energizing equipment, electrical hazards and general safety of lock-out/tag-out management.
This course explains chemical hazards, labeling requirements, material data safety sheets and employee/employer responsibilities.
HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND THE GHS:
This course supplements the P-Hazard Communication course and covers changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
WORKPLACE ELECTRICAL SAFETY:
Covers practices that safeguard workers from shock and arc flash. Topics include determining
appropriate PPE, establishing a safe electrical condition, justification for energized work, shock and arc flash analysis, and approach boundaries.