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7.8 Registered Apprenticeships | 7.8.2 Wisconsin's Procedures



7.8.2 Wisconsin's Procedures

Effective date: September 2, 2019

Revised date: March 16, 2022

DWD-DET will publish training programs on Wisconsin's ETPL, without applying its initial eligibility procedure outlined in 7.4.4 and its continued eligibility procedure outlined in 7.4.5, if any of the following apply:

  • the program is registered with DWD-DET's Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS), i.e., Wisconsin's office of apprenticeship, or another state's apprenticeship agency;
    OR
  • the program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship;1

Notice to BAS-registered Sponsors

DWD-DET's Bureau of Workforce Training (BWT), the unit responsible for the oversight of WIOA Title I, including the ETPL, will work in coordination with BAS to inform all registered apprenticeship program sponsors within the state of their automatic ETPL eligibility privileges and the process they must follow to consent to have their programs published on the ETPL website.2 This will, at minimum, be accomplished through annual email and/or hardcopy notices to all registered apprenticeship program sponsors and quarterly email and/or hardcopy notices to sponsors of any newly added programs from the prior quarter.

Sponsor Consent

BAS-registered sponsors may consent to have their programs published on Wisconsin's ETPL website by sending an email to Apprenticeship@dwd.wisconsin.gov with the name of the program(s) the sponsor would like added to Wisconsin's ETPL.

Sponsors registered with another state's apprenticeship agency or the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship must complete and submit an Institution Application through the ETPL Provider Portal. The applicant should select "Registered Apprenticeship" as the institution type when completing the Institution Application. Submitting the Institution Application puts DWD-DET on notice that the sponsor consents to have one or more registered apprenticeship programs published on Wisconsin's ETPL website.

Program Verification

Once DWD-DET receives the sponsor's consent to add a program to the ETPL, DWD-DET must (1) verify that the identified program is registered with BAS, another state's apprenticeship agency or the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship and (2) verify that the sponsor and the provider(s) of the classroom/related instruction component are not suspended or debarred from participating in federal programs or activities.3 Only programs that meet both criteria may be published on the ETPL website as registered apprenticeship programs. If the program(s) cannot be published, DWD-DET will notify the sponsor of the reason(s) the program is ineligible, along with notice of the sponsor's appeal rights.

Publishing Program Information

DWD-DET will publish the following information for registered apprenticeship programs that are included on the published ETPL website:

Field
Name and address of program sponsor4
Name of registered apprenticeship program
Program description
Name and address of the classroom/related instruction provider(s) and the location of instruction if different
Point of contact for the training program and the individual's contact information
Name of credential received for completion of the training program
Length of the registered apprencticeship program
Name of the provider for the classroom/related instruction component, if applicable
On-the-job Training wage during the apprenticeship
Program-level eligibility criteria (if applicable)
The number of active apprentices.

For BAS-registered programs, all information, except the program-level eligibility criteria, is already on file with BAS. That information will be used for purposes of publishing program information to the ETPL website. BAS will contact the sponsor to request information about any eligibility criteria participants must meet to join the registered apprenticeship program and, if identified, that will also be published.

Sponsors of programs registered with another state's apprenticeship agency or the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship must provide the information outlined above through the ETPL Provider Portal.

Continued Eligibility

Each year, between July 1 and August 31, DWD-DET BWT will review all registered apprenticeship programs on the ETPL website to ensure:

  1. the program is still registered with BAS;5
    AND
  2. the sponsor and any provider(s) of the classroom component are not suspended or debarred from participating in federal programs or activities.6

Registered apprenticeship programs that satisfy these two requirements will be maintained on the ETPL website. If the program fails to meet either of the two requirements, it will be removed from the website.

The other continued eligibility criteria, outlined in 7.4.5, do not apply to registered apprenticeship programs.

Removal from the ETPL

DWD-DET removes registered apprenticeship programs from the ETPL website when:

  1. the program sponsor notifies DWD-DET (either BAS or BWT) and requests that the registered apprenticeship program be removed;
  2. the program loses its "registered status;"
  3. the sponsor or any provider(s) of the classroom/related instruction component commits a substantial violation;
    OR
  4. the sponsor or any provider of the classroom/related instruction component of the program becomes suspended or debarred from participating in federal programs or activities.

If a registered apprenticeship program is removed for a reason other than the sponsor's request to be removed, DWD-DET will notify the sponsor of the action and its appeal rights.