Age. An apprentice must be at least 16 years old.
Agreement. Each employer conducting an apprenticeship program must sign a written apprenticeship agreement with each apprentice (or with the representative of any bona fide organization of apprentices). An agreement between an apprentice with an employer must be in writing and signed by the employer and the apprentice (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 278:9).
Education. Some employers may require that the apprentice have either a high school diploma or GED certificate. Student apprentices attend school full time and work for a registered employer after school or on weekends.
Employment and instruction standards. An apprenticeship agreement must provide for at least 2,000 hours of reasonably continuous employment and at least 144 hours per year of classroom instruction or education (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 278:8).