Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program?

Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program

IRAPs are a new and flexible form of high-quality apprenticeship programs that provides individuals with opportunities to obtain workplace-relevant knowledge and progressively advancing skills. IRAPs include a paid-work and an educational component, and they result in an industry-recognized credential.  

An IRAP can be developed by Department-recognized, industry-leading third-party entities such as trade groups; corporations; non-profits; educational institutions; unions; and joint labor-management organizations. The IRAP Final Rule establishes a process for the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship (OA) Administrator to recognize qualified third-party entities, known as Standards Recognition Entities (SREs), which will, in turn, evaluate and recognize IRAPs consistent with the Department’s standards.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Visit our Contact Us page, send us a message, and we'll help connect you to an apprenticeship consultant to address your needs.

Contact Us