ABC-NJ Registered Apprenticeship Program


ABC-NJ is now accepting registered apprentices and participation in our ERISA program in several trades!! See below for more info.

Participating in ABC-NJ’s registered apprenticeship program will satisfy the requirements to renew your Public Works Contractor Registration as required by the new law taking effect May 1, 2019. [Full text of A-3666]

      What is Apprenticeship? 

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job learning (OJL) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.



Registered Apprenticeship is a program of the United States Department of Labor that connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers. Employers, employer associations, and joint labor-management organizations, known collectively as "sponsors", provide apprentices with paid on-the-job learning and academic instruction that reflects industry needs. The goal of such instruction is to provide workers with advanced skillsets that meet the specific needs of their employers.

ABC-NJ is proud to have a US-DOL approved Registered Apprenticeship Program for its members and industry firms in New Jersey. Our program is administered by an ERISA Trust. 

As of May 1, 2019, ABC-NJ is accepting Registered Apprentices and yearly ERISA Trust contributions for the following trades:


Carpenter | Construction Craft Laborer | Electrician | HEO
Mason (Bricklayer Construction) | Painter | Plumber | Roofer | Sheet Metal

*** ABC-NJ will be accepting registrations shortly in its additional US-DOL approved trades: HVAC and HEO ***


For registration and/or participation information, please contact ABC-NJ at (609) 439-2211 or email [email protected].

ABC-NJ has approval by the US DOL Office of Apprenticeship in the following trades:


  • Carpenter
  • Construction Craft Laborer
  • Electrician
  • Heavy Equipment Operator (Operating Engineer)
  • HVAC (contact ABC-NJ office for program details at the email/phone listed below)
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Ironworker (Structural)
  • Mason (Bricklayer Construction)
  • Roofer

The program is also approved to use the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum for its related technical instruction.

For more information on ABC-NJ’s Registered Apprenticeship Program including registering your apprentice(s) or submitting a participating contribution to the ERISA Trust, please contact ABC-NJ at (609) 439-2211 or email [email protected].