The ratio in connecticut works like this:
When you start a apprenticeship program, you need one License [E1 or E2] per apprentice.
this works for up to two licences in the company, ie 1 E1 [owner] and 1 E2 equals two apprentices. With me so far, cause now it gets weird.
After you have 3 Licences in company the ratio changes from 1 to 1 ratio to a 3 to 2 Ratio, ie 1-E1 [owner], 2-E2's equals 2 apprentices. To hire another apprentice, you would need to hire three more licenses for one apprentice.
At no time can an apprentice be on a job with out a licensed guy.
[this is how it was explained to me by the Dept of Labor when I set up my apprentice program, I only have 2 apprentices so I havent broached the 3-2 rule yet.]
In addition, you need to pay for your apprenticeship program yearly and you or your apprentices need to pay for themselves.
Also, apprentices get a raise by law every six months, or a reason why you are not giving them a raise.
Fortunately, the dept of labor is the only state agency that seems to work efficiently.
Inspections are done by the local authority having jurisdiction[AHJ]. Most towns have their own inspector, but some towns share.
No work done on a job until a permit is obtained[yeah right], that is the rule, but I am sure it changes from AHJ to AHJ
Hope this helps
[This message has been edited by Tom H (edited 07-19-2005).]
[This message has been edited by Tom H (edited 07-20-2005).]