(1) Any person or entity that holds a license under the provisions of Title 50, chapter 39, part 1, MCA, must apply for approval of its apprenticeship program under ARM 24.144.503. All work performed by an apprentice must be subject to direct and task-specific instruction and supervision of an endorsed individual.
(2) In order to qualify for exemption from endorsement under 50-39-101 , MCA, an apprentice must work in a training capacity, for the service or installation of fire alarm systems, special agent fire suppression systems or fire extinguishing systems, in compliance with an apprenticeship program approved by the department.
(3) The department shall approve an apprenticeship program of a licensee, provided that licensee establishes that its apprenticeship program meets one or more of the following:
(a) any program that is approved by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, pursuant to the provisions of Title 39, chapter 6, part 1, MCA;
(b) any program that is approved by any state, provided that the program meets the requirements of the National Apprenticeship Act, 29 U.S.C. 50, and CFR sections 29.1 - 29.13.
(4) Once an apprenticeship program has been approved, the licensee shall provide the department with a list of all apprentices performing work for the licensee and the name of the endorsed individual under whom each apprentice will be working. The licensee shall provide the department with updates of such list no later than 30 days after any addition or subtraction of an apprentice from its program.