What Role Does Government Play In Registered Apprenticeship?

The State of Arizona is authorized, in cooperation with the federal government, to oversee apprenticeship programs registered in the state. The Arizona apprenticeship registration agency, the Arizona Department of Commerce Apprenticeship Division, is responsible for:

Registering apprenticeship programs that meet state and federal standards; Protecting the safety and welfare of apprentices; Issuing nationally recognized and portable Certificates of Completion to graduate apprentices; Promoting the development of new programs through marketing and technical assistance; Assuring that all programs provide high quality training; Assuring that all programs produce skilled, competent workers.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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