Apprenticeship Training

Lineworker schools

Looking for a lineworker school in the Midwest?  Select this link for a list of colleges in Minnesota and surrounding states.

Lineworker training & certification

MREA offers two lineworker apprentice training programs, Career Development for Lineworker (CDL) and Merchant Job Safety & Training (MJTS). These programs instruct utility personnel in the safety-related work practices and technical skills necessary to install, operate, and maintain the electric power system.

Both programs are designed to meet the Federal and State Department of Labor requirements for apprentice training.

MREA provides support through maintaining records, reporting on progress, administering quizzes, and other record-keeping activities. For more information or to enroll apprentices, contact MREA.

MJTS apprenticeship fees:

Annual Merchant apprenticeship fee: $930
Merchant test out option: $200 (Download the AP Merchant application and submit to test out of a Merchant level.)

MREA journey lineworker certification

The MREA journey lineworker certificate is valid for a lifetime and is issued upon completion of an approved MREA apprentice training program. The cardholder must seek approval from the MREA member cooperative. If the card is lost or damaged, download, complete and return this journey lineworker renewal form with a check for $25.00 to MREA.