Cosmetology Apprentice Requirements and Application

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To become an apprentice in the state of Wisconsin, one must first be indentured by the State Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS). To become indentured you must:

  • Contact an employer on your own. Employment is a requirement of entering an apprenticeship.
  • Once you have an employer / sponsor, contact the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards to initiate the application process between you and your employer.

Qualifications required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards:

  • Be at least seventeen (17) years of age.
  • Be employed full time, at least thirty-two (32) hours or more per week, including paid related instruction.
  • Adhere to all requirements in Section XVII: Hours of Work, (32 hours or more per week, including related instruction).
  • Make a commitment to the apprenticeship program policies and procedures.
  • Be physically able to perform the duties of the occupation with reasonable accommodations if necessary.
  • Provide their own or reliable transportation to related classroom instruction and on-the-job training.
  • If the apprentice is still in high school, he or she must meet the requirements in the Apprenticeship Manual and may work part-time.

Pre-Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements

  • Complete the Online Northwood Tech application form

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  • Confirmation of admission from Northwood Tech Academic Affairs Apprenticeship Office



Eric Lockwood, Director, Apprenticeships and Academies
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