§ 9-3005.  Sheet Metal Systems Apprentice Permits.
   (1)   To obtain a sheet metal systems apprentice permit, an applicant must pay an application fee of seventy-five dollars ($75) and either:
      (a)   meet the qualifications for reciprocity pursuant to Section 9-3006 of this Chapter; or
      (b)   obtain a permit under subsection (2) of this Section.
   (2)   The Department shall issue a sheet metal systems apprentice permit to any person who:
      (a)   completes an application for such a permit established by the Department; and
      (b)   is enrolled in a registered sheet metal technician apprenticeship program.
   (3)   A sheet metal systems apprentice permit issued by the Department shall be valid only for such time as the holder is enrolled in a registered sheet metal technician apprenticeship program in accordance with this Chapter.
   (4)   Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to prohibit a sheet metal systems apprentice who is issued a permit pursuant to this Chapter from engaging in work regulated by this Chapter, provided the apprentice is working under the supervision of a certified sheet metal systems technician in accordance with the requirements of a registered sheet metal technician apprenticeship program.