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The Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) model connects career-seekers in a variety of industries with paid job training programs to attain necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. In addition, the IRAP model connects employers with highly trained workers, creating a viable talent pool. Learn more.
A SRE is an entity that is qualified to recognize apprenticeship programs as IRAPs and that has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). SREs are conformity assessment bodies that develop specific criteria/requirements and carry assessments based on these requirements. SREs can only recognize programs in the geographic area, industry, and/or occupational area for which they are approved by DOL to recognize IRAPs.
ANAB is approved as a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) by the U.S. Department of Labor to evaluate and recognize IRAPs.
ANAB's recognition applies within the following industries, occupations, and geographic locations:
An IRAP Sponsor is the entity responsible for administering the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program. IRAP Sponsors are entities such as trade and industry groups, corporations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, unions, and joint labor-management organizations (Source: Department of Labor).
The process used by ANAB to recognize IRAPs is based on the DOL requirements. The ANAB recognition process involves a review of a paper application and, in some cases, the performance of an assessment (on-site visit) to validate information provided by each IRAP Sponsor.
To learn more about the application process go to How to Apply.
Manager, Certificate Accreditation Program