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  • Registered Apprenticeship Standards Library

    Jump-start your apprenticeship with registered and verified standards. The Registered Apprenticeship Standards Library is an online resource for you to search and build your program using existing apprenticeship training outlines. It is the only resource available with apprenticeship program standards registered at the national and state levels. It also includes new national occupational frameworks, which outline the foundational requirements for how apprentices will learn their occupation and the basic elements needed to register an apprenticeship program.

    Visit the Registered Apprenticeship Standards Library to

    • access available work process schedules and related instruction outlines registered at the state or national levels,
    • find multiple examples of apprenticeship training for an occupation in one place, including examples that use multiple approaches (i.e., time-, hybrid- and competency-based), and
    • search for occupational standards by industry sector, occupation, state, and more.
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    This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration under Cooperative Grant Number AP-36653-21-75-A-11. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of the same by the US Government. We are grateful to them and to all our funders, who make it possible for Urban to advance its mission. The views expressed are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Urban Institute, its trustees, or its funders. Funders do not determine research findings or the insights and recommendations of Urban experts. More information on our funding principles is available here. Read our terms of service here.

    RESEARCH Zach Boren and Bhavani Arabandi

    DESIGN John Wehmann

    DEVELOPMENT WorkHands (, Silke Taylor, Jessica Kelly

    EDITING Liza Hagerman

    WRITING Amy Young (AIR) and Layli Whyte-Oliver (AIR)

    Tags Building America’s Workforce