The RACC is a national network of postsecondary institutions, employers, unions and associations working to create opportunities for apprentice graduates who may want to further enhance their skills by completing an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree. Membership also includes state, regional and national organizations that represent Registered Apprenticeship sponsors and colleges. The RACC is administered by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education. College members agree to provide credit for a Registered Apprenticeship completion certificate as recommended by a recognized third party evaluator. Currently, there are thousands of existing articulation agreements between a single college and local Registered Apprenticeship program. The consortium will create a national network of colleges and Registered Apprenticeship sponsors allowing apprentice graduates to accelerate completion of their postsecondary degrees at member colleges.
All Registered Apprenticeship RACC members must have their programs evaluated by a third party organization to determine the college credit value of the apprenticeship completion certificate. Currently, the American Council on Education (ACE), the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) and two- and four-year postsecondary institutions that provide a similar evaluation process to Registered Apprenticeship programs as ACE and NCCRS are organizations acceptable as Third Party Evaluators. All RACC college members must be degree-granting institutions that are accredited by a regional institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.