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.
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.
- Pay the annual fee online using the Department of Labor Standards online payment system: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/department-of-labor-standards-online-payment.
- 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 email@example.com. 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.