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.

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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 by personal check, bank check, or money order. Please make it payable to the "Commonwealth of Massachusetts." We do not accept cash.
  • 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.
  • ID cards are generally issued in less than 3 weeks, and are returned with signed and approved apprentice agreements.



General inquiries (617) 626-5409
Apprenticeship Director (617) 626-5403

Henry Mattuchio

Sponsor verifications (617) 626-5406

Rita Gill, Rita.Gill@MassMail.State.MA.US

Dispensing opticians, Veteran inquiries (617) 626-5441
Certificates, ID cards (617) 626-5441
Apprenticeship Field Staff-South Shore, Cape Cod, Islands (617) 626-5407, Cell (617) 862-8155

Celina Dias-Pendexter

Apprenticeship Field Staff-Boston to Springfield (617) 626-5405, Cell (857) 332-6114

Michael A. Falasca



Apprentice Program main fax (617) 626-5427


19 Staniford St., 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02114