An apprenticeship program must conform to the following minimum requirements in order to be registered:
• The sponsor must operate and administer the apprenticeship program in accordance with the program standards of apprenticeship, and with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations including, but not limited to, the provisions of occupational safety and health standards and regulations.
• The apprentice must meet the minimum qualifications for an apprentice (i.e., must be at least 16 years old, must be unqualified in the trade or occupation offered in the apprenticeship program, and must have graduated from high school or passed an equivalency examination).
• The apprenticeship program must be in an apprenticeable occupation.
• The apprenticeship program must be described in a written document, signed ...