Sponsor verification information
A Sponsor Verification form is proof that a company has a valid Registered Apprentice-training program with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Please review updated Sponsor Verification Request process effective July 9, 2020:
Sponsor Verification Procedure (effective 7/9/20)
Obtaining a Sponsor Verification
For Sponsor Verifications, please allow up to 10 business days for processing. Requestors must email Sponsor Verification Request Form Ver. 7/1/20 to DASverification@mass.gov, and include the project name and bid date in email subject line at least 10 business days prior to posted bid deadline. There is a $50.00 fee for each verification that must be paid online. If a company has an outstanding balance for previous verifications issued, no new verifications will be issued.
All requests must be submitted via email and include a Sponsor Verification Request Form and receipt of online payment submitted. Please note that incomplete requests or submitted less than 10 business days prior or by any other means than email may not be processed by the Division.
Sponsor Verification Requests submitted on or after July 1, 2020 by mail, fax, or in-person will not be processed.
Reciprocal Sponsor Verifications
Massachusetts has reciprocity with the following New England states; CT, ME, NH, RI, and VT. If you are a contractor whose offices are located in one of these states, you may also receive sponsor verification. The above procedure must be followed, as well as the following:
Union Out-of-State: A letter of good standing from the local you are affiliated with, and a letter stating the union has an apprentice program registered within their state. The Union must also have reciprocity with Massachusetts and their apprentices must have reciprocal ID cards.
Open Shop: A letter of good standing from reciprocal states Division of Apprentice Standards, the number of journey-level mentor currently employed and copies of the apprentice agreements for each apprentice who will be working in Massachusetts. The Company (Sponsor) must also have reciprocity with Massachusetts and their apprentices must have reciprocal ID cards.
Both Union and Open Shop: Reciprocity must be established in Massachusetts before any verification will be issued. If it has not been established the reciprocity application must be completed before any verifications can be issued.