The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) administers California apprenticeship law and establishes apprenticeship standards for wages, hours, working conditions and the specific skills required for state certification as a journeyperson in an apprenticeable occupation. DAS promotes apprenticeship training, consults with program sponsors, and monitors programs to ensure high standards for on-the-job training and supplemental classroom instruction.
Contractors performing public works projects in California are required to notify applicable apprenticeship committees when they are awarded a public works project. They must also employ apprentices and make training fund contributions to an approved apprenticeship committee or to the California Apprenticeship Council. The public works unit assists those complying with these requirements
The CAC was established by the Shelley-Maloney Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939. The council holds an open quarterly meeting to conduct the business of apprenticeship in California and fulfill its statutory responsibilities: providing policy advice on apprenticeship matters to the director of Industrial Relations, issuing rules and regulations on specific apprenticeship subjects to be published in the California Code of Regulations, and conducting appeals hearings
Last updated August 2016