Frequently Asked Questions

  • Montana Registered Apprenticeship is an employer designed & driven training program, consisting of not less than 2000 hours (1 year) of On-the-Job Training (OJT), and not less than 144 hours of related college-level coursework per 2000 hours of OJT. This training is designed to teach specific and technical job skills unique to the employer’s profession. Formal registered apprenticeship completion can be the basis for professional licensing or confer journeyman status in the chosen field. A Montana Registered Apprenticeship program completion certificate, like any diploma, is recognized in all 50 states.
  • If you are interested in joining a Montana Registered Apprenticeship program, follow these four steps.

    1. Click on the “Contact Us” button and fill out the form with your basic contact information and occupation interest. Select the apprenticeship trade or occupation that you have an interest, aptitude or previous experience.
    2. Have a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET equivalency test at the onset or within the six months of starting your apprenticeship.
    3. Determine if you can work under the required job conditions.
    4. Find an apprenticeship employer/sponsor:
  • You know the skill sets your business needs and how to train your employees. By partnering with the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, your Montana Registered Apprenticeship participants will earn the official Apprenticeship Completion Certificate upon completion of their training. This is a nationally recognized certification that shows your commitment to training your workforce.

    By developing an employer-specific in-house apprenticeship training program, you will be able to provide on-the-job training with college-level related training instruction specific to your needs.

    In addition, to help to grow your company with qualified and trained employees, your company may qualify for tax credits as a Montana Registered Apprenticeship sponsor.

  • Registered Apprenticeship allows Veterans to learn an occupation through an apprenticeship, and in addition to their wages, veterans can use their GI Bill benefits to receive a tax-free monthly stipend.

    The Montana Department of Labor & Industry has staff available to answer your questions about how to maximize these benefits. Our staff can also assist veterans in translating the skills you learned in the military into a format or resume that employers can understand. The transition from military service to a new career can be challenging. By participating in the Montana Registered Apprenticeship program, you can acquire the necessary tools and training to join our state’s workforce on a fulfilling career path.

  • Contact us for more information regarding publishing a job posting to this site.
  • When your business trains employees through the Montana Registered Apprenticeship program, you are enabling them to grow skills and have a life-long career with your company. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 91% of apprentices that complete an apprenticeship are still employed nine months later.
  • Montana Registered Apprenticeship requires any licensed trade employer to request a temporary ID for any apprentice working at a Montana jobsite. This can be done by completing this form and returning it to the region Specialist covering the area your business will operate in.
  • Congratulations on completing your apprenticeship! To request a certificate of completion, have your employer fill out and sign this form. Send it to your region's Specialist along with all forms of documentation outlined under AFFIDAVITS OF COMPLETION.
  • We take our customer service and customer satisfaction very seriously, and welcome any and all feedback you can provide. 

    Customer Feedback

    To submit feedback, click the button above and provide as much information as you can. Please understand that we may not be able to provide updates on actions taken - particularly as it relates to personal information. 

Get Started as an Apprentice. Have a Question or Need More Information?

Back To Top