Frequently Asked Questions

How can my company start an IRAP? How can I prepare my organization to start an IRAP?

Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program
  • Assess your workforce needs, consider how this new flexibility in apprenticeship could offer the right talent development solution, and develop a program. 

  • Familiarize yourself with the DOL standards for high-quality IRAPs. 

  • Identify trusted national industry leaders in your industry sector and encourage them to apply for recognition as an SRE. 

  • Monitor DOL’s IRAP website for up-to-date information about recognized SREs. 

  • Seek recognition from an SRE in your industry or occupational area. 

  • IRAPs that seek to train apprentices to perform construction activities cannot be recognized by SREs. 


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