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Apprenticeship

Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS)

The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) administers California apprenticeship law and enforces apprenticeship standards for wages, hours, working conditions and the specific skills required for state certification as a journeyperson in an apprenticeable occupation. DAS promotes apprenticeship training, consults with program sponsors, and monitors programs to ensure high standards for on-the-job training and supplemental classroom instruction.

Public works

The public works unit of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards enforces laws related to the employment of apprentices on public works projects (LC § 1777.5). Contractors performing public works projects in California are required to notify applicable apprenticeship committees when they are awarded a public works project. They must also employ apprentices and make training fund contributions to an approved apprenticeship committee or to the California Apprenticeship Council. The public works unit assists those complying with these requirements

Electrician certification program (ECP) - English

Assembly Bill (AB) 931, signed by the governor in October 1999, required the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) to establish and validate minimum standards for the competency and training of electricians. The electrician certification program is the result of that requirement.

Formas e información sobre la certificación eléctrica en Español

California Apprenticeship Council (CAC)

The CAC was established by the Shelley-Maloney Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939. The council holds an open quarterly meeting to conduct the business of apprenticeship in California and fulfill its statutory responsibilities: providing policy advice on apprenticeship matters to the director of Industrial Relations, issuing rules and regulations on specific apprenticeship subjects to be published in the California Code of Regulations, and conducting appeals hearings

Last updated May 2004