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Apprentice ID cards

Identification cards must be renewed annually with the Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS), and apprentices should always have a card with them while on the job.

Please note, until further notice all Apprentice ID Card payments must be submitted online using the Department of Labor Standards online payment system:


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About ID cards

Apprentices must have an ID card as part of their agreement to take part in a registered apprenticeship program.

Cards contain a photograph of the apprentice, a registration number, the date on which the card expires, the name of the apprenticeship employer or sponsor as well as the steps of progression and related dates applicable to the apprentice's work. The card must be on the apprentice's person for all hours of employment during the apprenticeship.


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Payment and application submission

The apprentice or sponsor must renew the card annually and pay a $35 fee. The card expires a year from the date it is issued. 

You must:

  • Pay the annual fee online using the Department of Labor Standards online payment system:
  • Include a passport-sized print photograph or digital photograph in a .jpg format for each application. The picture should be similar in composition to a driver's license photograph. Submit digital photographs to Put your first name, middle initial, and last name in the subject heading of the email message. You do not need to send a photo if you are renewing your ID.



General inquiries (617) 626-5409


Patrick Mitchell, Director
Margaret Gilligan, Program Director, (617) 626-6973
Compliance Inquiries: Celina Pendexter
Compliance Inquiries - North Shore, Central MA East, Michael Falasca (617) 626-5405
Compliance Inquiries - Central MA West, Laura Lee (617) 626-5672
Compliance Inquiries - Metro Boston, please call (617) 626-5409
Compliance Inquiries - Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape, South Shore, and South Coast, Celina Dias Pendexter (617) 626-5407
DAS Public Records Request


19 Staniford Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02114