.01 Scope and Purpose.

A. Except as provided in COMAR, these regulations do not apply to youth apprenticeship under Apprenticeship Maryland.

B. The purpose of this chapter is to:

(1) Establish guidelines and standards necessary for the development of skilled apprenticeship programs;

(2) Establish guidelines to protect workers who participate in apprenticeship programs;

(3) Establish labor standards to safeguard the welfare of apprentices; and

(4) Prescribe policies and procedures concerning the registration for State and federal purposes of acceptable apprenticeship and training programs with the Council which is recognized as a registration agency for federal purposes by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.