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Apprenticeship Completion Award Program

The Apprenticeship Completion Award Program (ACAP) partially reimburses eligible apprentices or sponsors for partial reimbursement for the costs associated with a Wisconsin registered apprenticeship.

ACAP will be administered by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS). BAS may reimburse the apprentice or sponsor a maximum of $1,000 or 25%, whichever is less, for the tuition costs charged for an apprentice to participate in related instruction.

Who is eligible to request reimbursement?

When the apprentice is eligible, the party or parties that incurred the costs (the apprentice or the sponsor) can request reimbursement from the Bureau.

To be eligible, the apprentice must meet either eligibility event:

The apprentice must not be delinquent on child support payments.

Public sector apprentices and sponsors, such as protective services, utilities, and more, are excluded from ACAP by law.

How much reimbursement can be requested?

The eligible party or parties that incurred the costs (the apprentice or the sponsor) can request the following reimbursements from BAS:

Reimbursement is not guaranteed. ACAP funding is finite and annual. BAS will disburse funds on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How do I request reimbursement?

Effective February 28, 2022, apprentices and sponsors must submit all reimbursement requests electronically through aBASERS and sBASERS, respectively. The Bureau will no longer accept paper submissions for reimbursements.

If you need help submitting an ACAP Reimbursement Request, download the ACAP Submission Guide for Apprentices or the ACAP Submission Guide for Sponsors.

Sponsors may need to submit a W-9 if they have not done so previously or if their business information has changed since their last reimbursement request. Apprentices do not need to submit a W-9 to request a reimbursement.

ACAP Eligibility Notices and Reimbursement Requests will continue to be mailed daily by the Bureau to eligible apprentices and sponsors.

Whom do I contact for more information?

Please contact Darrel Cappetta, ACAP Coordinator, at (608) 733-3858 or email darrel.cappetta@dwd.wisconsin.gov