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TITLE 67
STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 94
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING REFORM ACT
67-9412.  Treatment of apprenticeship programs for licensing purposes. (1) For purposes of this section, "applicable apprenticeship program" means a paid on-the-job learning program that has been adopted by an Idaho licensing authority or the United States department of labor or a standards recognition entity recognized by the United States department of labor.
(2)  A licensing authority shall grant a license to any applicant who has:
(a)  Completed an applicable apprenticeship program;
(b)  Passed an applicable examination, if required by a licensing authority;
(c)  Paid any applicable fees; and
(d)  Met any other criteria unrelated to training and education ordinarily required by a licensing authority.
(3)  If a licensing authority denies licensure to an applicant on the basis that the applicant’s apprenticeship is not an applicable apprenticeship program, such licensing authority shall issue such denial in writing and explain why the applicant’s apprenticeship program has been deemed inapplicable by the licensing authority. Such decision shall be a final administrative action and shall be subject to judicial review.
(4)  If a licensing authority requires an examination, it shall require the same passing score for applicants under this section as for non-apprentice applicants. If a relevant licensing authority does not require an examination, no examination shall be required for applicants seeking to obtain licensure through an applicable apprenticeship program.
(5)  A licensing authority shall use the same licensing fee for applicants under this section as for applicants under the standard licensing process. If a licensing authority does not require a fee, no fee shall be required for applicants who obtain licensure through an applicable apprenticeship program.
(6)  A licensing authority shall not establish increased education or training requirements, including increased hour requirements, for applicants who have completed an applicable apprenticeship program under this section.
(7)  Licensing authorities may work with the relevant agencies, such as the state department of education, the workforce development council, and the division of career technical education to ensure that applicable apprenticeship programs are available and known to secondary and postsecondary students.
(8)  Licensing authorities without applicable apprenticeship programs may consider apprenticeship programs as a path to licensure if, in the discretion of a licensing authority, apprenticeship is appropriate.

History:
[67-9412, added 2021, ch. 202, sec. 1, p. 553.]


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