The types of entities that can become SREs include, but are not limited to:
Trade, industry, and employer groups or associations;
Corporations and other organized entities;
Educational institutions, such as universities or community colleges;
State and local government agencies or entities;
Joint labor-management organizations;
Certification and accreditation bodies or entities for a profession or industry;
A consortium or partnership of entities such as those above.
Ineligible to Apply for DOL Recognition: The U.S. Department of Labor will not recognize SREs that intend to recognize programs that train apprentices to perform construction activities, consisting of: the erecting of buildings and other structures (including additions); heavy construction other than buildings; and alterations, reconstruction, installation, and maintenance and repairs. After receiving recognition, SREs may not recognize programs seeking to train apprentices in these activities.