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Apply to become an apprentice in the trades

Discover registered apprenticeship and related training programs.

The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS)

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Margaret Gilligan, Program Director, (617) 626-6973 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at Margaret.M.Gilligan@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries - North Shore, Central MA East, Michael Falasca (617) 626-5405 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at Michael.A.Falasca@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries - Central MA West, Laura Lee (617) 626-5672 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at Laura.E.Lee@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries - Metro Boston, please call (617) 626-5409 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at
Compliance Inquiries - Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape, South Shore, and South Coast, Celina Dias Pendexter (617) 626-5407 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at Celina.Pendexter@mass.gov

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Contact your nearest apprenticeship program. To get a sense of which building trades apprenticeships are available, find a local union program, or a non-union program near you, or view our list of registered apprenticeship programs to contact the appropriate program sponsor. 

Fees for Apply to become an apprentice in the trades

Payment must be made immediately following application submittal

Apprentice ID card: $35 per apprentice/per year
Dispensing Optician Apprentice Application: $40 per apprentice (one‐time fee)

Name Fee Unit
Annual apprentice ID fee $35 each

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Next steps for Apply to become an apprentice in the trades

After you have found the right program for you

  • Once you have found an Employer (open shop) or a Union willing to sponsor your apprenticeship, you are ready to start.
  • Pipefitter, Refrigeration (10 tons+), and Sprinklerfitter apprentices must register for licensure with the Bureau of Engineers. These links explain the steps: Sprinklerfitter ApprenticeRefrigeration ApprenticePipefitter Apprentice,  
  • If the sponsor does not have a registered apprenticeship, they will need to contact the Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) to register.
  • Next, complete your training through your sponsor.
  • Once your training is completed DAS will issue a Certificate of Completion.

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Address
19 Staniford Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114
Online
Margaret Gilligan, Program Director, (617) 626-6973 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at Margaret.M.Gilligan@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries - North Shore, Central MA East, Michael Falasca (617) 626-5405 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at Michael.A.Falasca@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries - Central MA West, Laura Lee (617) 626-5672 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at Laura.E.Lee@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries - Metro Boston, please call (617) 626-5409 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at
Compliance Inquiries - Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape, South Shore, and South Coast, Celina Dias Pendexter (617) 626-5407 Email The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) at Celina.Pendexter@mass.gov
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