Other Trades Application

Check Trade:*
Employer:*
Name:*
Address:*
Daytime Phone:*
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E-mail:*
Are you age 18 or older?*
Social Security Number:*
Applications must include legible copies of the following documents: Driver's License or Government-Issued ID and Permanent Resident Card (if applicable). Please note a copy of your birth certificate will be required upon acceptance in the program but not at this time.*
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity:*
Sex:*
Race/Ethnic Group:*
Veteran Status:*
Disability:*
Education Level (highest grade completed):*

To be entered in the National Center for Construction, Education, and Research (NCCER) National Craft Training Registry and to comply with apprenticeship and student record keeping, you must complete this Grade and Wage Release Form.

I hereby authorize:

  1.  Sponsoring ABA Member and/or Employer
  2.  East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT)
  3.  The Arizona Builders Alliance
  4.  The National Center for Construction, Education, and Research (NCCER) and the   National Craft Training Registry
  5.  The AzDES Commerce Department, Apprenticeship Services
  6.  The Veterans Administration (VA)

to verify information in my craft training records and to forward copies of my transcripts and/or wage progression information to each other or third parties upon request. I release and hold harmless EVIT, CAC, ABA, NCCER, DES, and VA for this verification process and submittal of student records.

Electronic Signature (type your full name here):*
Today's Date:*
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Acknowledgement:*

Students must be employed when starting this process.

Definitions

Student  - Any person who is currently enrolled in ABA/AGC classes that has not signed a D.O.L. indenturement agreement. Attending classes does not mean one is an indentured apprentice.

Apprentice - An individual who has signed an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is not done automatically upon registration. ABA staff will usually present the agreement for signatures two - four weeks after starting the program.

Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship - The Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship (Journeyman Certificate) issued by the U.S. Department of Labor to those registered apprentices certified and documented as successfully completing all the apprentice training requirements outlined in the Standards of Apprenticeship.

On-the-Job Training (OJT) - Tasks learned on-the-job in which the student must become proficient before a completion certificate is awarded. The learning must be through structured, supervised work experience. 2,000 OJT hours per year (1,000 per six months / semester) are required.

Related Instruction (RI / Classroom) - Instruction designed to provide the student with the knowledge of the theoretical and technical subjects related to the student's occupation. Such instruction may be given in a classroom, through occupational or industrial courses, or by correspondence courses of equivalent value, electronic media, or other forms of self-study approved by the Registration Agency.

By initialing each box below, I agree and understand the following:

Receipt of Journeyman Certification is not guaranteed (type your initials in the box):*
Receipt of Journeyman Certification is solely reliant on your indenturement status, related instruction completion, and submission of the required number of OJT hours (type your initials in the box):*
It is the apprentice's responsibility to follow up, schedule and complete any missing or failed courses and submit any missing OJT hours (type your initials in the box):*
If at the time of this document or graduation you have not submitted the documents or completed all the requirements of indenturement, the State Apprenticeship Office mandates your name must be active for 12 months before the apprenticeship can be completed (type your initials in the box):*
If indenturement requirements are not completed, the apprentice agrees to pay ABA semester fees of $460 per semester until the indenturement requirements are completed or requests to be dropped from the program (type your initials in the box):*
If indenturement requirements are not completed and the apprentice wishes to be reinstated after dropping, the apprentice agrees to pay $230 for each semester during the dropped period before the apprentice will be reinstated (type your initials in the box):*
Acknowledgement: *

Attendance

The U.S. Department of Labor (D.O.L.) requires each apprentice to complete a minimum of 144 hours RI per year of apprenticeship. The ABA divides levels of apprenticeship into two consecutive semesters consisting of 72 hours each.

ABSENCES ARE COUNTED PER SEMESTER, NOT PER COURSE, MODULE OR SECTION!

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.

Electronic Signature Acceptance (type your full name here):*
Today's Date: *
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Acknowledgement: *

OJT Hour Submission

The U.S. Department of Labor (D.O.L.) requires each apprentice to complete a minimum of 2,000 hours OJT per year of apprenticeship. The ABA divides levels of apprenticeship into two consecutive semesters consisting of 1,000 hours each.

OJT HOURS MUST BE SUBMITTED MONTHLY!

Apprentices who fall behind on OJT submissions and are not at or near the required number of OJT hours each semester will not be advanced to the next level until the OJT requirement is met.

Under no circumstances will an apprentice be allowed to graduate until the required number of OJT hours are submitted.

I understand and agree to the ABA's OJT policy as stated above.

Electronic Signature Acceptance (type your full name here): *
Today's Date: *
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Refund / Withdrawal Policy

By registering for classes, Apprentice agrees to pay all applicable tuition and registration fees unless other arrangements such as employer pay or a scholarship or grant are made. Students are required to pay all tuition and fees for any registered course unless enrollment is officially cancelled during the 100% refund period.

  • The 100% refund period extends through the first two weeks of the semester. Tuition and fees are nonrefundable after the 100% refund period. Textbook fees are not refundable unless the textbooks are returned in the first two weeks in like new condition.
  • Withdrawal or cancellation occurs on the business day that written withdrawal request is received in the ABA office.

Should a student for any reason decide not to continue with the program, the student must submit written notification to the ABA office. Students also must understand that at any time, their employer may choose to NOT financially support their education. If this should happen, the student is responsible for all costs and fees to both EVIT and the ABA.

Resignation / Layoff / Termination

If an apprentice loses his/her employment for any reason, the apprentice should continue to attend classes. He/she should notify the ABA immediately by email to complete a Job Seeker Form or get a list of potential employers so new employment can be found quickly.

Student Grievance Policy

A student who feels they have been treated unfairly or unjustly by a faculty or staff member with regard to an academic process as grading, testing, or assignments has the right to appeal according to the approved procedures found in the current EVIT handbook.

A student who feels they have been treated unfairly or unjustly by a faculty or staff member with regard to a NCCER standardized written test or performance evaluation has the right to appearl directly to the ABA/AGC Apprenticeship Committee. Grievances must be in writing and submitted to the Director within 60 days from the time the student knew or reasonable should have known about the unfair or unjust treatment. Such notice will be included as an agenda item in the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Committee. If the grievance is not resolved at this level, the Committee will forward it to the NCCER for final resolution.

A student who is indentured with the State of Arizona as an apprentice who believes that he or she has been treated unfairly or unjustly in regard to apprenticeship program completion requirements has the right to appeal directly to the ABA/AGC Apprenticeship Committee. Grievances must be in writing and submitted to the ABA Apprenticeship Director within 60 days from the time the student knew or reasonably should have known about the unfair or unjust treatment. Such notice will be included as an agenda item in the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Committee. If the grievance is not resolved at this level, the Committee will forward it to the Apprenticeship Division of the Arizona Department of Commerce for final resolution.

Electronic Signature Acceptance (type your full name here): *
Today's Date: *
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Acknowledgement: *

Indenturement Questions

In your own words, describe the following terms and policies as you understand them:

Apprentice:*
OJT:*
Related Instruction (RI):*
Attendance Policy:*
Refund/Withdrawal Policy:*
Grievance Policy:*
If my employer decides not to pay for my classes and I am unable to secure a grant or scholarship, I will be responsible for the cost.*
If I quit, am laid off, or terminated, I can still continue attending classes.*
My Journeyman's Certificate is not a Journeyman's License.*
If I have not completed the required OJT submissions or am missing any other requirements not completing the program on time, I will be charged by ABA $460 per semester until I have completed and submitted all missing hours or materials.*

Indenturement Criteria

To be indentured, you must:

  • Be employed in the occupation of your trade
  • Complete this application in its entirety
  • Provide copies of the documents listed on page one including birth certificate, high school diploma or GED (if applicable)*, current and valid driver's license or government issued ID card, and permanent resident card (if applicable)

Advanced Placement

Advanced placement is available for those students meeting certain criteria. To be considered for advanced placement, the following documents must be submitted.

     Advanced Placement for Related Instruction - Acceptable Documents (any or all of these may be submitted):

  • Current Resume
  • Official Transcript from an Accredited Post-Secondary Institution
  • Official Transcript from any State-Registered Apprenticeship Program
  • Official Transcript from NCCER or Other Trades Education Center
  • Official Transcript from High School Construction Trades Program

     Advanced Placement for OJT Hours - Acceptable Documents (any or all of these may be submitted):

  • Letter from your employer on company letterhead signed by a non-related company representative showing the hours worked in your trade and in what capacity (laborer or preliminary hours are capped at 1,000 in the 6 months immediately preceding apprenticeship)
  • Official Transcript from any State-Registered Apprenticeship Program provided it shows OJT completion
  • Official Transcript from NCCER or Other Trades Education Center provided it shows OJT completion

These documents may be uploaded below, emailed to sontiveros@azbuilders.org, or mailed to ABA, 1825 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Documents must be received at least 10 business days prior to the start of the apprenticeship in order for advanced placement to be considered. In some cases, a placement exam may be required. In no cases will advanced placement be considered beyond 4A or 6,000 hours as the state requires all apprentices to be active in the D.O.L. database for a minimum of one year.

Unless advance placement is granted, all apprentices will begin their apprenticeship as a 1A for related instruction with 0 OJT hours.

Advanced Placement Requirements:

Advancement Level
RI Required
OJT Required
1B
72 hours or Basic Construction & OSHA 10 Card or higher
1,000
2A
144 hours and completion of 1st year coursework
2,000
2B216 hours and completion of 1/2 of 2nd year coursework3,000
3A
288 hours and completion of 2 years of coursework
4,000
3B
360 hours and completion of first half of 3rd year coursework
5,000
4A
432 hours and completion of 3 years of coursework
6,000

Advanced placement of required instruction will be considered separately from advanced placement of OJT. For example, a student who has completed one-year of training at a community college but who has not worked for a contractor may be advanced to 2A classroom but still have 0 OJT hours credited. This student would then have to complete all remaining classroom instruction plus catch up on the missing 2,000 hours of OJT in order to graduate.

Upload documents for advanced placement consideration here or just click Next if you do not want advanced placement:

Most of our course locations including EVIT and Catalina High School have very strict requirements regarding student conduct. We expect the following guidelines to be followed at any time you are attending an in-person course or exam.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION UP TO AND INCLUDING SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION WITHOUT WARNING!

  • No tobacco, alcohol, or drugs allowed on the premises. This includes in the parking lot or in a vehicle in the parking lot.
  • No weapons on the premises. This includes in the parking lot or in a vehicle in the parking lot.
  • Park in designated areas only.
  • Do not arrive for a class or test more than one hour prior to the start time.
  • Only water bottles allowed in classrooms. Do not bring food or other drinks into the classrooms unless specifically given permission by your instructor or ABA staff.
  • No children are allowed in the classroom or on school campuses during class.
  • Refrain from the use of profane or unprofessional language.
  • ABA staff, facility staff, and fellow apprentices must be treated with respect at all times.
  • Facilities should be kept clean and all tools should be used properly.
  • Appropriate attire including shirts with sleeves, long pants, and work-appropriate footwear must be worn. Personal protective equipment should be brought (but may be kept in vehicle until needed) to every class and exam.
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I certify that my answers in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

If this application leads to acceptance and indenturement, I understand that false or misleading information in my application may result in my release.

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