Registered Apprenticeship Program

What is a Registered Apprenticeship Program?

A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency.

Continue to explore Registered Apprenticeship Programs or learn how to create a program.

WHY REGISTER YOUR PROGRAM?

RAPs enable and energize more employers to participate and provide them access to larger talent pools that have been trained for entry-level to management positions, thereby meeting industry demands and reducing unemployment rates across the country. 

In addition to the benefits of apprenticeship, RAPs offer several other incentives for employers of all sizes: 

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Access to a nationwide network of expertise, customer service, and support at no charge. 

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NATIONAL CREDENTIAL

Graduates receive a national, industry­recognized credential. 

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QUALITY STANDARDS

Signifies program meets the national standards for quality and rigor. 

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TAX CREDITS

In many states, businesses can qualify for tax credits. Learn more about state tax credits

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FEDERAL RESOURCES

Access funding and other resources from federal programs. View the Federal Resources Playbook.

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RECRUITING INCENTIVES

Veterans who qualify for the GI Bill benefits can receive a monthly stipend in addition to the wages they receive. 

What are the components of a Registered Apprenticeship Program?

  • Paid Job
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Classroom Learning
  • Mentorship
  • Industry-Recognized Credential 

To learn more about building Registered Apprenticeship Programs, view the Apprenticeship Toolkit.

INTERESTED IN REGISTERING YOUR PROGRAM?

The apprenticeship registration tool called the Standards Builder will help you gather all the information needed to generate the registration package for submission to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Get started by clicking Create Your Account. Fill out the required information and click submit. You will receive a welcome email including your username, temporary password, and next steps. Already have an account? Click Register Your Program to access the apprenticeship registration tool. 

Need help getting started? Apprenticeship consultants are located across the country and are available to help you register your program, find funding resources, and find potential apprentices at no additional cost to you. Click Find a Consultant, enter your location, and click search.