IBEW Local 8
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    Welcome to Local 8!

    IBEW Local 8 represents more than 2000 members in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan providing skilled craftsmen in the electrical construction industry including commercial, industrial, alternative energy, instrumentation, residential and voice-data-video.

    Our apprenticeship training programs offer students on-the-job training while attending class at our state-of-the-art Joint Apprenticeship Training Center. Providing highly skilled electricians for our customers is the goal of the IBEW. 

    Members also have the opportunity to take journeyman education classes in order to improve their skills and to continue to provide customers with the best trained workforce.

    Local 8's jurisdiction covers Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood Counties in Ohio and Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe Counties in Michigan.

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    August 05, 2020
    Upcoming Events
    Teledata/VDV Special Meeting
    Aug 04, 2020
    Local 8 Union Hall 807 Lime City Rd. Rossford
    Defiance Unit Steak-Fry - Cancelled
    Aug 07, 2020
    IBEW Sister's Committee
    Aug 09, 2020
    Executive Board Meeting
    Aug 10, 2020
    Findlay Unit Meeting
    Aug 11, 2020
    120 W.Front St. Findlay, OH
    Main Office
    807 Lime City Rd
    Rossford, OH 43460
    Office hours:
    Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday 7:30 am - 11:30 am
    Adrian Unit
    Adrian Armory
    230 W. Maumee St.
    Parking and entrance in rear; meeting in the lower level main room
    Adrian, MI 49221
    *Union meetings are held the
    2nd Wednesday of the month.*
    Defiance Unit
    623 W. Second St.
    Defiance, OH 43512
    *Unit meetings are held the
    3rd Tuesday of the month.**
    Findlay Unit
    120 W. Front St.
    Findlay, OH 45840
    *Unit meetings are held the
    2nd Tuesday of the month.*
    Fremont Unit
    1310 Siler Street
    Fremont, OH 43420
    *Unit meetings are held the
    4th Tuesday of the month.*

    Important Links
    ACT Ohio
    IBEW - International Office
    IBEW - Fourth District
    IBEW - Sixth District
    Mesothelioma Prognosis
    Mass Mutual
    Northwest OH Building Trades
    Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance
    Widman & Franklin LLC
  • Licenses - TWIC Card
    Updated On: Jul 29, 2020

    License Renewals

    City of Toledo Licenses

    City of Toledo Licenses expire December 31, 2019

    January 1 - 31st there is no late fee to renew. February 1 - December 30, 2020 there is a $50.00 late fee. 
    Anyone caught working with an expired license will be subjected to a possible fine. 

    To renew your City of Toledo license, download and fill out the Application. You can fax it to their office at 419-245-1329, drop it off at their office located at One Government Center, Suite #1600, Toledo, OH 43604 or mail it in with your payment.

    You can also visit the Building Inspection Department Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30AM-4:15PM, or we will be located at Water Distribution 401 S. Erie Toledo, Ohio 43604 after hours at the following dates and times:

    • Saturday, December 21 - 8am- 12pm
    • Wednesday, December 18 - 4pm-7pm
    • Saturday, December 7 - 8am-12pm
    • Saturday, November 23 - 8am-12pm

    If you have questions please feel free to contact Building Inspection 419-245-1220

    City of Toledo License for Travelers

    In order to work in the City of Toledo you must have a Toledo License. You can obtain a Traveler Journeyman license for a fee of $100.

    The City of Toledo also requires proper documentation such as a license from another state or proof of completion of a bona fide apprenticeship program. You will not have to take a test.

    You may call the City of Toledo, Division of Building Inspection at 419-245-1220 for more information.

    It is not necessary to have the license prior to taking a call. When you take a call, the referral office will instruct you on how to obtain the license. This can be done after you accept a call through our hall.


    Michigan License 

    The deadline to renew your Michigan license is December 31. Apprentice licenses for the State of Michigan are good from September 1 to August 31. Therefore, renewal deadline for Michigan licenses for apprentices is August 31.

    The State of Michigan is sending a postcard to members reminding them to renew their license. Follow their instructions by logging onto their website to renew your license online. In order to renew your license online, you must have an account. Click on Michigan License Renewal - No account  for complete instructions.

    Visit www.michigan.gov  for detailed instructions and requirements.
    To renew your license online, visit https://aca3.accela.com/LARA.
    Questions? Email:

    Your license can only be linked to one email account. If you have trouble logging in or renewing your license, call 517-241-9316

    Michigan Licenses for Travelers

    Our jursidiction covers counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Some job sites in Michigan will require you to have a State of Michigan License.

    For information regarding Michigan licenses, contact the Electrical Division for Michigan Licenses
    at 517-241-9320.


     For information regarding your Ohio Fire Alarm License go to elicense7-intranet.commerce.ohio.gov or call (614)-752-7126

    City of Oregon License Information

    TWIC Cards

    A Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as a TWIC Card, is an identification card that uses smart card technology to link the individual to the credential itself. The card is used by individuals who need unescorted access to secure areas of a port, vessel or facility regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act such as working at the docks in downtown Toledo or at Johns Manville in Waterville.

    TWIC cards are valid all over the country, regardless of where it is obtained. It is a good idea to get a TWIC card especially if you plan on  traveling. Also, members who are not on the book and are already working should consider applying for a TWIC card. It could take up to 6 weeks to obtain your TWIC card.

    Applying for a card 

    • Begin the process by visiting the TSA website at universalenrollment.dhs.gov and fill out the online application. Or, you can call their office at 855-347-8371 and give them the information over the phone. Their hours are 7 am - 10 pm, Monday - Friday.
    • Schedule an appointment to complete the process by calling 855-347-8371.
    • If your appointment isn’t scheduled for several weeks, you can change it by calling the Reliable Drug Testing Clinic at 419-517-1027. Their office is located at 7610 New West Rd. in Toledo, OH. 
    • You must bring two (2) forms of ID with you to your appointment; acceptable documents include a driver’s license, birth certificate and a passport. 
    • The cost to renew your card will be $125.25, payable by credit card only. The LMCC will reimburse you for the cost of the TWIC card. Turn in your receipt (must be original receipt) to Local 8 and a check will be mailed to you.

    Please note: TWIC cards are good for five (5) years.
    When renewing your card, you should begin the renewal process 
    at least thirty (30) days before your card expires.

    Visit https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic or call them at (855) 347-8371 for additional information.

    Toledo Location:

    Reliable Drug Testing Clinic                                       Hours:
    7610 New West Rd.                                                  Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Toledo, OH 43617-4201                                            Thursday:  1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    The enrollment center is near the end of the street on the right (just before the cul-de-sac), and has three flag poles in front of the entrance.

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