Credit for Prior Experience (CPE)
An apprentice who has previous experience and/or schooling may request to enter an apprenticeship program at an advanced step.
The apprentice must provide documentation to verify their experience and/or schooling.
The decision of whether to allow the apprentice candidate to have advanced entry, and at what step, is a decision made by AJAC with the consent of the employer.
Get Started with CPE
To learn more about Credit for Prior Experience or complete a CPE packet, please contact AJAC’s apprenticeship team using the link below.
Please note, apprentices will be required to demonstrate, for evaluation, their ability to perform the competencies required for the OJT hours for which they are petitioning to obtain credit for.
Credit for Early Completion
To be considered for Credit for Early Completion, apprentices must document their significant experience (in the trade they wish to apprentice in) which was performed prior to entering the apprenticeship program.
Prior experience in the trade may be college level classes and/or employment that require skills or tasks that are comparable to apprentice level work in a shop environment.
Get Started with CEC
To learn more about Credit for Early Completion or complete a CEC packet, please contact AJAC’s apprenticeship team using the link below.
Please note, apprentices must submit a written statement from their employer, schedule an appearance before one of AJAC’s committee, and complete the CEC application packet.