(1) In order that a standard of training be maintained and upheld for all apprenticeable occupations, before approval and registration will be granted to a program sponsor all provisions of the apprenticeship program must either meet or exceed those recognized in the immediate geographical or state wide area where applicable. These provisions apply to all those listed in ARM 24.21.411 Minimum Guidelines for Registration of Apprenticeship Programs, including wages.
(2) The department will also apply the provisions of 29 CFR part 29 that are incorporated by reference in ARM 24.21.302 to determine whether a particular apprenticeship program will be approved and registered. A new apprenticeship program proposed for registration is subject to the provisional registration provisions of 29 CFR section 29.3, as adopted by the department in ARM 24.21.302.
(3) Apprenticeship programs and standards of employers and unions which jointly form a sponsoring entity on a multi-state basis and are registered pursuant to all requirements of Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 29 as in effect on July 1, 2010, by any registration agency shall be accorded approval reciprocity by the state apprenticeship and training program, if such reciprocity is requested by the sponsoring entity. An apprenticeship program must comply with Montana's statutes and administrative rules, including but not limited to:
(a) the applicable ratio requirements; and
(b) the apprenticeship wage rates established pursuant to 39-6-108, MCA.