To be certified as an Apprentice Beekeeper the student needs to satisfy the following requirements:
- Pass a written exam based on The Beekeeper's Handbook and supplemental materials provided with a score of 90% or better.
- Submit a log with a minimum of 4 entries regarding colony-management activities that cover 4 seasons.
- Earn 6 education points and submit an Education Point Worksheet detailing how the education points were earned.
- Earn 4 field experience points (one per season) and submit 4 Field Experience Checklists that have been checked off by a mentor.