Expand Access to the Workforce through Apprenticeships

Last updated: Jun 2, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Troy Jackson, Senate 35 - York County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1502




This bill establishes an alternative path to licensure through apprenticeship for certain professions. The bill requires that, beginning January 1, 2020, the appropriate licensing authority grant to a person that has successfully completed 8th grade, passed any required examinations and completed an approved apprenticeship a license to practice as:

1. An auctioneer;

2. A dietetic technician;

3. A veterinary technician;

4. A pharmacy technician;

5. A basic emergency medical technician;

6. A well driller, geothermal heat exchange well driller, geothermal heat exchange well pump installer or pump installer;

7. An athletic trainer;

8. A cosmetologist, barber, limited barber, nail technician or aesthetician;

9. A massage therapist or massage practitioner; and

10. A limited interpreter, limited transliterator, limited deaf interpreter, certified interpreter, certified deaf interpreter or certified transliterator.