Currently, there is a high demand for workers in the construction industry. Therefore, ACEF would like to attract the career-displaced and economically disadvantaged individuals with interest in the construction field. Participants in our program will get the training, career placement opportunities and information needed to put them on track for advancement in the construction industry.
ACEF is dedicated to the educational needs of the construction industry through the development of Safety Training, Management Education Seminars, and Continuing Education Workshops. Whether you are a contractor that needs 75 employees to become OSHA certified or a journeyman requiring an 8 hour continuing education workshop for license renewal, ACEF has the program for you.
If our scheduled, multi-employer courses do not fit your schedule, or you have a need for a program specifically designed for your company, ACEF can partner with you to develop programs that will address those needs. Contact our Executive Director, Kathy Fulks, to inquire and discuss program options for your company.
This 8-hour course highlights significant changes to the NEC resulting from the adoption of the 2017 version of the code, including a discussion of the practical application of these changes. Our instructor is Nathan Price, who has over 20 years of electrical experience in the industry.
This workshop is offered frequently throughout the year, and at multiple locations across the state. The course has been approved by the following agencies: Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners, Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, and Texas Dept. of Licensing and Regulation. The schedule for upcoming workshops is available online.
Please call the office at (501) 372-1590 to register for all Electrical Continuing Education courses.
This course provides the required information and training for employees and employers working on live electrical circuits. The topics covered include: ARC-flash hazards, Personal Protective Equipment, Approach Boundaries, Energized Work Permits, and other required knowledge.
The Fundamentals of Crew Leadership series has been developed in collaboration with UALR's Construction Management Program and ACEF. Intended for Project Managers and Job site Supervisors, this series is designed to grow the critical competencies needed by managers of Arkansas construction firms and the follow-up to assist managers with the implementation of what they have learned.
This seminar focuses on different methods of starting motors; reading and understanding schematic and ladder diagrams; working with commonly used pilot devices; troubleshooting, and many additional topics. This seminar is scheduled "on demand" and is held at various locations across the state.
This 24-hour course focuses on electrical estimating for new construction projects. The course is tailored for new estimators and small shop electrical contractors who wish to develop organized and consistent skills in estimating and bidding. Our instructor for this course is Terry Waldrop, CPE. Mr. Waldrop is a Certified Professional Estimator with The American Society of Professional Estimators.
Learn to read and interpret blueprints through the eyes of an electrician. The course presents students with the blueprint reading terminology and applications unique to the electrical industry. This class covers fundamental tools and basic sketching, then progressing to include coverage of views, plans, schedules and specifications. In addition, the course is devoted to the types of prints found in a set of construction drawings and clear explanations of their relationships to various electrical installations; the course offers content that is both comprehensive and applicable. The courses content, hands-on exercises, and real-world applications will help students of all levels to master their print reading skills.
This course will enable employees to understand and apply safety standards on commercial and residential construction job sites. After completing this course, participants will be able to recognize and correct safety hazards.
This course will provide personnel with knowledge of mandatory OSHA standards, and train them to examine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to those standards. This course will also assist personnel in establishing or updating operating procedures and required employee training to maintain safety compliance.
Adult/Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
Bloodborne Pathogen Training
Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors
Behavior Based Safety (BBS)
Confined Space for Construction
Silica Awareness Training
Construction Highway Safety/Working Over Water
Situational Awareness Training
Excavation & Trench Safety (Competent Person Training)