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Chapter 2. California Apprenticeship Council
Subchapter 1. Apprenticeship
Article 7. State Certificates of Completion of Apprenticeship

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§224. When Issued.

(a) A "Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship" attesting to the completion of an apprenticeship will be issued under the authority of the California Apprenticeship Council by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards upon receipt of such competent evidence as may be required by the California Apprenticeship Council.

(b) The certificate shall signify completion of an apprenticeship under standards and apprentice agreement approved under the State Apprenticeship Law and these regulations.

(c) Completion of the entire apprenticeship program by the apprentice shall be attested to by the local apprenticeship program sponsor. The local apprenticeship program sponsor will attest to the related and supplemental instruction after consulting with the appropriate school authorities regarding the completion of the educational requirements of related and supplemental subjects.

(d) The certificate is in recognition of completion of an apprenticeship. The certificate may be granted to an apprentice only when the apprentice:

(1) in addition to previous on-the-job training and related school instruction which is of an approved nature, shall have completed not less than an additional six (6) months as an apprentice under the laws of the State of California; and

(2) demonstrated to the satisfaction of the apprenticeship program sponsor, mastery of the skills and knowledge of the prescribed program.

(e) The local apprenticeship program sponsor in recognition of unusual ability and progress in mastering the skills of the occupations and the related and supplemental education program may decrease the apprenticeship period for individual apprentices by not more than twelve and one-half (12 1/2) percent.

(f) Credit toward the apprenticeship for work experience prior to the apprenticeship may be given by the local apprenticeship program sponsor after verification and/or examination. Credit for partial completion of the education requirements for related and supplemental instruction may be given by the local apprenticeship program sponsor after consultation with the appropriate school authorities concerning the mastery of the related instruction ordinarily required of the apprentices.

(g) In instances where school classes are not available or where attendance will result in an undue hardship on the apprentice, the local apprenticeship program sponsor, after consultation with the appropriate school officials, may make arrangements for acceptance of educational experiences such as home study or correspondence courses as fulfilling the related and supplemental education requirement.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 3071, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 3071 and 3078, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 9-27-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 40).

2. Editorial correction of subsection (g) (Register 95, No. 41).

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