An industry-recognized apprenticeship program (IRAP) is a new, customizable apprenticeship model validated by a proven industry accreditor called an SRE. It does not require registration with the Office of Apprenticeship or a State Apprenticeship Agency, but is recognized by a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE).
An SRE is an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as qualified to recognize IRAPs. An SRE is a trusted workforce development leader in its industry or in the industries it serves. Institute for American Apprenticeships was recognized as an SRE in 2020.
Institute for American Apprenticeships works with employers in New England and across the United States to deliver apprenticeship education for employers and to provide technical assistance to trade associations, employers and government agencies to expand the reach of apprenticeship as a workforce solution.
If you would like to learn more about IRAPs, please use the Find Out More button below to send an email to our SRE Manager. You can expect a response within 48 hours.
To be recognized as an industry-recognized apprenticeship program, an IRAP must include the following elements:
Approved Service Area(s): National
Supported Occupations: Please inquire using the Find Out More button above
Approved Industries: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting | Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction | Utilities | Manufacturing | Wholesale Trade | Retail Trade | Transportation and Warehousing | Information | Finance and Insurance | Real Estate and Rental and Leasing | Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services | Management of Companies and Enterprises | Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services | Educational Services | Health Care and Social Assistance | Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation | Accommodation and Food Services | Other Services (except Public Administration) | Public Administration
IAA will publish a list here of IRAPs that it has approved, along with credentials that the IRAP will provide to the apprentice upon successful completion. To date, there are no IRAP approvals to report.
IAA does not currently charge a fee to the IRAPs it recognizes.
It is the policy to, in all cases, address complaints against an IRAP with compassion and respect. Complaints should be resolved expeditiously, but in all cases within 45 calendar days of receiving the complaint. IAA will follow the below processes in addressing complaints against an IRAP:
Along with the decision on the complaint, the SRE manager will inform the complainant and the IRAP as to their right to appeal to the Office of Apprenticeship and will provide information for how to do so.
Complaints against IAA as an SRE are addressed exclusively through the review process outlined in 29 CFR 29.26, and may be filed by an apprentice, prospective apprentice, an apprentice’s authorized representative, a personnel certification body, an employer, an IRAP sponsor or any person authorized to file a complaint by 29 CFR 29.26. Complaints are filed with the Office of Apprenticeship using a form on DOL’s website. To learn more about the complaint process, go to https://www.apprenticeship.gov/help/there-process-complaints-against-sre or click on the link below.
To date, no complaints have been filed with IAA regarding any IRAP.