(1) For state purposes, reciprocity means that the WSATC may recognize and approve out-of-state apprenticeship programs and standards if certain conditions are met and the out-of-state sponsoring entity requests it. The conditions shall include consideration of, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) Registration with any recognized state apprenticeship agency/council or with the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship according to the requirements of 29 C.F.R. Part 29;
(b) Present reasonably consistent apprenticeship standards, working conditions and apprentice to journey worker ratios; and
(c) Recognition of occupations as apprenticeable.
The terms and conditions of reciprocity may be suspended or revoked by the WSATC when it is determined that an apprenticeship program sponsor or approved training agent/approved employer is not operating in a manner consistent with these requirements.
(2) For federal purposes, the WSATC will accord reciprocal approval to apprentices, apprenticeship programs and standards that are registered in other states by the office of apprenticeship or a registration agency if such reciprocity is requested by the apprenticeship program sponsor. All program sponsors seeking reciprocal approval for federal purposes must meet the wage and hour provisions and apprentice ratio standards of Washington state.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.04 RCW and RCW 19.285.040. 11-11-002, § 296-05-327, filed 5/4/11, effective 7/25/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.04.010, 2001 c 204, and chapter 49.04 RCW. 01-22-055, § 296-05-327, filed 10/31/01, effective 1/17/02.]