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Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Related Instruction
INCENTIVE PROGRAM GUIDELINES

The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Related Instruction Incentive Program (ARIIP) partially reimburses eligible sponsors and employers for certain costs of related instruction.  Registered Apprenticeship instills loyalty in workers and decreases employee turnover because a registered apprenticeship provides valuable, life long career benefits including: certifications and licenses that matter to business, and an opportunity to simultaneously learn and earn -with a graduated pay scale that recognizes increased skill attainment.

ARIIP will be administered by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Registered Apprenticeship Division (DOLI).  DOLI may reimburse the sponsor/employer, up to a maximum of $1,000 annually, per apprentice, for a maximum of 10 apprentices per sponsor.  Reimbursement is not guaranteed, and is subject to available funding on a first-come, first-serve annual basis after successful completion of coursework. 

Register your Apprenticeship Program with DOLI.  Program Registration can be made at any time throughout the year.

Contact the DOLI Registered Apprenticeship Division:
Virginia Registered Apprenticeship


Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 371-2327

What is Related Instruction?

  1. Related instruction is a required component of an apprenticeship program which supplements the on-the-job training. A minimum of 144 hours per year is required for each occupation. The related instruction may be given in a classroom through trade, industrial or correspondence courses of equivalent value, or other forms of self-study approved by the registration/approval agency.

  2. Related instruction may be delivered in the following approved methods; instructor-based course, web-based course, correspondence or a hybrid of all mentioned.  For all on-line, correspondence or hybrid courses, final testing must be proctored. 

  3. Apprenticeship related instruction must be occupation specific.  All related instruction must be approved by DOLI.
Who is eligible to request reimbursement?
  1. Incentives are available for sponsors that have apprentices enrolled in an approved Registered Apprenticeship program.  Apprentices may be incumbent or new hires.

  2. Eligibility

How do I apply?

A representative (sponsor and/or employer) of an approved Registered Apprenticeship Program must complete and submit the Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Related Instruction Incentive Program Application to DOLI.  The Registered Apprenticeship Related Instruction Incentive Program Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Applications must be submitted to:

Virginia Registered Apprenticeship
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, Virginia  23219

How do I request reimbursement?

  1. After the apprentice successfully completes the coursework, and meets all eligibility requirements, up to $1,000 annually, per apprentice, may be requested. 

  2. ARIIP Reimbursement is not guaranteed, and subject to available funding on a first-come, first-serve annual basis.

  3. When the apprentice is eligible, the sponsor that incurred the costs can request reimbursement from DOLI.

  4. ARIIP Eligibility Notices and Reimbursement Requests will be mailed by DOLI on an annual basis to eligible sponsors and/or employer. The forms are not available otherwise. Follow the instructions on the forms, and include all necessary receipts and documentation. 

  5. Incentive funds are reimbursable and are based on successful completion of coursework.  If the apprentice is not successful, no reimbursement will be provided and will be the responsibility of the apprentice/sponsor/employer.
Whom do I contact for more information?

Please contact Kathleen Eddington at (804) 786-2382 or kathleen.eddington@doli.virginia.gov.

 

 


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