Under state law, an apprentice must be at least 16 years old and have entered into an agreement with a sponsor (an employer, association of employers, or a local joint apprenticeship committee). The program must conform to the applicable provisions of Florida law; the training must be in an apprenticeable occupation.
Registration. The employer must register an apprenticeship program with the state Office of Apprenticeship. This generally entails filing a description of the employer's program and a copy of a standard apprenticeship agreement signed by the employer and the apprentice.
Standards. An apprenticeship program must be an organized, written plan, embodying the terms and conditions of the program (FL Admin. Code Sec. 6A-23.004).
Apprenticeship standards must contain provisions regarding: