NECA believes in the power of education & training and therefore, offers a wide range of educational opportunities at low to no-cost to our membership!

For all inquiries related to education, contact Joshua DeSoto, Director of Educational Development & Member Services,

Our Classes & Programs:

NECA/CSUSM Project Management Certificate Program

NECA has partnered with California State University San Marcos to provide a project management program specialized to the uniqueness of the electrical construction industry. The program is aimed at current Project Engineers and field workers looking to take a leap into management. Classes blend technical and soft-skills required to be a qualified NECA Project Manager. The certificate program currently consists of 10 required courses including*:

  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Professional Communication Skills Series
  • Bluebeam Training
  • Lifecycle & Integration
  • Procurement & Contracting Management
  • Schedule & Financial Management
  • Quality & Ethics
  • Risk Management & Compliance
  • Human Resources & Communications Management
  • Electrical Project Simulation

*PM Program classes/format subject to change.

View dates for our currently scheduled PM classes by checking our calendar, click here.

Pricing, location, and hours of instruction vary per class, see individual course flyer for details (flyers for scheduled PM classes may be found under News & Events).

Note: Attendance & Testing Requirements are needed to earn credit. Continuing Education Credits may be earned for these classes.

If you are interested in enrolling in the program or taking individual classes, please email Joshua DeSoto, Dir. of Educational Development & Member Services,

Lunch & Learn/Business & Breakfast

NECA’s membership is wide-ranging and consists of electrical contractors who are the industry’s largest as well as a number of new small businesses and every size in between. Therefore, we understand that sometimes it is not possible to get away from the office for hours at a time. For that reason, NECA offers 1-hour power seminars during either lunch or breakfast to provide as much information as possible into a 1-hour session, so you are back at the shop or job site as soon as possible. Food is always included.

For a current list of scheduled 1-hour seminars, view our calendar.


Classes & Seminars

Electrical construction is an ever-changing industry, especially in recent times, which means our contractors must be constantly evolving and improving by staying up to date on training and education. NECA offers a multitude of seminars and classes ranging from code-based training to the change orders and everything in between.

For a current list of scheduled classes & seminars, view our calendar.

Additional Educational opportunities NECA offers:

Basic Estimating

Advanced Estimating

Title 24 Standards

NFPA 70e

Applied Grounding and Bonding – Based on NEC

Electric Vehicle Supplied Equipment (EVSE)

National Electric Code Standards (NEC)

Change Orders Training

Electrical Project Safety (EPS)

Classes & Training are scheduled based on demand and determined by NECA Education Committee.