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Chapter 296-05, WAC

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Apprenticeship Rules (Chapter 296-05 WAC)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to update chapter 296-05 WAC, Apprenticeship Rules. The federal update to apprenticeship Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, 29 C.F.R. 30, requires our state system to make updates to EEO guidelines in Apprenticeship rules. The Apprentice Utilization Requirements take full effect January 1, 2020. Engrossed House Bill (EHB) 1849 (Chapter 244, Laws of 2018) assigns the duty of verifying compliance to the supervisor of apprenticeship and requires L&I to adopt rules to implement this process. In addition, key language omitted during the 2018 revision to the Apprenticeship rules needs clarification or to be placed back into rule. The Apprenticeship Program will develop the rule language with input from the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (WSATC) and other interested parties.857.


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Apprenticeship Rules (Chapter 296-05 WAC)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to adopt changes to the apprenticeship rules in order to reduce redundancy, clarify and reorganize the rules for ease of use by regulated parties. The Apprenticeship Program worked with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (WSATC), with representation from business, labor, and the public, regarding employer compliance with apprenticeship rules. The WSATC has endorsed the changes. The apprenticeship system in Washington State is authorized under the federal system of apprenticeship, specifically 29 C.F.F. Part 29 and 30. The changes were adopted 8/21/2018 and became effective on 10/10/2018.804.


Rule Changes Effective


PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


Public Hearing


Comments Due


Public Hearing


PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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