Sponsor verification information for prevailing wage work

Sponsor Verification form is proof that you have a valid apprentice-training program.

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 August 25, 2021:

DAS Apprenticeship Sponsor Verification Submission Requirements (effective 8/25/21) 


Obtaining a Sponsor Verification

For Sponsor Verifications, please allow up to 10 business days for processing. There is a $50.00 fee for each verification that must be paid. If a company has an outstanding balance for previous verifications issued, no new verifications will be issued.

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. 

All Sponsors must use the DAS ePlace Portal available here to submit requests and documents. 

Alert: For Division of Apprentice Standards Sponsors:

Please be advised that as of Friday, March 11, 2022, you will need to use the following link https://elicensing21.mass.gov/lwd to access your ePlace portal account if you have not already done so.

Division of Apprentice Standards Sponsors, as of December 18, 2021, please be advised that an updated ePlace portal link being provided to you so that you may continue to access our new online system with its updated features here: https://elicensing21.mass.gov/lwd. A "shopping cart" functionality has been added to allow for multiple apprentice processes to be completed and paid for in one transaction. Additionally, apprentice names have been added to transaction identification codes for ease of tracking. DAS appreciates your feedback as we continue to enhance our system for your use. Ongoing trainings occur weekly and are posted here: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-apprentice-standards.

Please reach out to staff by email at apprenticeship@mass.gov with any questions or concerns. 

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.

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