The U.S. Department of Labor (D.O.L.) requires each apprentice to complete a minimum of 144 hours Related Instruction (RI) per year of apprenticeship. The program is divided into 2 consecutive semesters consisting of 72 hours each.
First absence - apprentices are required to notify their instructor as soon as they know they will miss class.
Second absence - apprentices are required to notify their instructor and the ABA office as soon as they know they will miss class. The apprentice's employer will also be notified.
Third absence - apprentices missing three classes are at risk of not completing the requiered RI. As such, third absences will only be allowed in extreme circumstances and must have required documentation such as a doctor's note, obituary, or accident report.
If too may hours are missed in a semester and it will not be possible to meet the 72 hour minimum, the student will be withdrawn from class and required to restart the semester from the beginning at the next scheduled semester's start date.
Arriving 15 minutes late or leaving 15 minutes early will result in an absence of 1/2 of the class.
Absence due to working overtime is never accepted and will not be excused.
Absences due to health reasons, family issues, or other exceptional circumstances will be considered at the Director's discretion.
I understand and agree to the ABA's attendance policy as stated above.