Other Trades Application

Select Trade:*
Select Employer:*
Date of Birth:*
Current Wage:*
Start Date:
Daytime Phone:*
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:*
Race/Ethnic Group:*
Career Connection:*
Veteran Status:*
Education Level:*

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:*

Students must be employed when starting this process.


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 Card/Wallet Card) 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 Card/Wallet Card is not guaranteed (type your initials in the box):*
Receipt of Journeyman Card/Wallet Card 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: *


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.

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

OJT Hour Submission

On the Job Training (OJT) Hours

The U.S. Department of Labor (D.O.L.) requires each apprentice to complete a minimum of 2,000 hours of OJT per year of apprenticeship, 1,000 hours per semester. 

OJT hours must be submitted monthly.

At each semesters conclusion, apprentices who fall behind submitting their required OJT hours will not be advanced to the next level.

At program conclusion, your Certificate of Completion will not be requested until the minimum of 8,000 hours have been submitted and approved.

I understand and agree to the OJT policy.  

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

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 employment is lost for any reason you should continue to attend class. Immediately notify the ABA by email to obtain an Applicant Information Form and Employer Lis to aid in re-employment.

Student Grievance Policy

If you feel that you have been treated unfairly or unjustly with regard to an academic process such as testing, performance evaluations or  grading, you have the right to appeal. Written grievances must be submitted to the Director within 60 days from the event.

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

Program Registration Questions

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

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.*

Program Registration Criteria

You must:

  • Complete this application in its entirety
  • Provide copies of requested documents
  • Be employed in the occupation of your trade at the Commercial level

    Advanced Placement

    Advanced placement for Related Instruction consideration requires any or all of the  following documents:

      • 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 consideration requires any or all of the following documents:

    • Letter from your employer on company letterhead signed by a non-related company representative presenting the hours worked in your trade and in what capacity
      • Laborer/Helper hours are capped at 1,000 in the 6 months preceding apprenticeship
    • Official Transcript from any State-Registered Apprenticeship Program or Official Transcript from NCCER or other Trades Education Center provided it shows OJT completion
        • Documents must be received at least 10 business days prior to the start of the apprenticeship for consideration

    Advanced placement will not be considered beyond 4A or 6,000 hours as the state requires all apprentices to be active in DOL 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
      72 hours or Basic Construction & OSHA 10 Card or higher
      144 hours and completion of 1st year coursework
      2B216 hours and completion of 1/2 of 2nd year coursework3,000
      288 hours and completion of 2 years of coursework
      360 hours and completion of first half of 3rd year coursework
      432 hours and completion of 3 years of coursework

      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:

      Campus Code of Conduct

      The following must be followed at all time. No exceptions. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate expulsion.

      • No tobacco, alcohol, drugs or weapons allowed on the premises, including the parking lot or in a vehicle in the parking lot.
      • Park in designated areas only.
      • Be on campus only during designated times.
      • Water bottles are accepted in class. Food or other drinks are not allowed in class.
      • No children are allowed in class/on campus.
      • Profane or unprofessional language is not acceptable.
      • ABA Staff/Campus staff and fellow apprentices must be treated with respect at all times.
      • Facilities, including parking lot and classrooms,  will be kept clean/orderly and all tools properly used.

      Appropriate attire including shirts with sleeves, long pants and work appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be utilized when applicable. May keep in vehicle until needed.

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

      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.

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