The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to maintain a list of training providers approved to provide training to individuals eligible to receive WIOA funds. Federal law calls this list the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). The providers on the ETPL are occupational skills training programs authorized to receive WIOA funding through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs). It also enables American Job Centers (AJC) Workforce Specialists to assist customers in selecting training programs that will help prepare them to obtain a job by learning skills that are required by local employers in a high-demand field.
The inclusion of a training provider on the ETPL, and designation as approved for ITA funding, does not guarantee funds, nor is it a requirement that the Workforce Investment Council (WIC) or an AJC make any referrals to the provider. Moreover, the selection of an appropriate training provider is a mutual decision made by the AJC Workforce Specialist and the prospective participant.
Information for Training Providers
In order for an organization to receive ITA funding in the District, they must be certified as an eligible training provider (ETP), and placed on the District’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). To be an ETP in the District, an institution must fit into one of the following categories: 1. A institution of higher education that provides a program that leads to a post-secondary credential or degree; 2. An entity that carries out programs registered with the District’s Office of Apprenticeship Information and Training; 3. Another public, private, or community-based provider of a program of occupational training services. The WIC's evaluation process involves reviewing the ETPL application requirements submitted to the Office of Contracts and Procurement’s (OCP) eSourcing system. Only training programs from providers who meet the requirements to conduct business with the District of Columbia will be reviewed by the WIC. The WIC’s program evaluation process includes a comparison of the proposed occupational training curriculum with the District’s Demand Sectors and Occupation List, verification of a current educational license (for public, private or CBO providers) from the Higher Education Licensure Commission or appropriate state equivalent, review of program performance outcomes, and, if necessary, a site visit conducted at the training facility. Please note that all training programs approved for the District's ETPL must be directly aligned with the District's Demand Sectors and Occupation List. Training providers interested in joining the ETPL are encouraged to review the instructions below. If you have any further questions regarding the application’s program review process, please contact Rosalyce Broadous-Brown at (202) 724-5098 or [email protected].
Instructions on How to Apply for the District's ETPL
In order to apply for District's ETPL, a provider must first register as a vendor in OCP’s eSourcing system to have access to electronic solicitations and review open Requests for Quotations (RFQ). Once registered as a vendor, providers will receive a notification when the RFQ for the ETPL opens on a monthly basis. Providers may, then, respond to the RFQ by submitting the listed requirements. For further information on eSourcing registration, a list of FAQs is provided in the related documents below.