The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to maintain a list of providers approved to offer training to individuals eligible to receive WIOA funds. Federal law calls this list the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). The providers on the ETPL offer occupational skills training programs that are authorized to receive WIOA funding through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs). The list also enables American Job Center (AJC) Workforce Specialists to assist customers in selecting training programs that will help prepare them to obtain a job by equipping them with the skills that are required by local employers in a high-demand field.
The inclusion of a training provider on the ETPL, and designation of approval 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, based on his or her individual preference.
Information for Training Providers
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:
- An institution of higher education that provides a program that leads to a post-secondary credential or degree;
- An entity that carries out programs registered with the District’s Office of Apprenticeship, Information, and Training;
- Another public, private, or community-based provider of a program of occupational training services.
The WIC's evaluation process involves review of the ETPL application materials submitted through the DC Works website by both the WIC Staff and members of the WIC Board. Upon determination of eligibility, training providers must meet requirements deeming them suitable to conduct business with the District of Columbia. The WIC’s program evaluation 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 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 download the application below.
If you have any further questions regarding the application review process, please contact Vanessa Rollins at (202) 724-5098 or [email protected].
Instructions on How to Apply for the District's ETPL
Training Providers can download the ETPL application at the link below.
- Eligible Training Provider Application
- Eligible Training Provider Application (Part 2) – Vendor Suitability Documentation
Please submit completed application and required documentation to the following email address: [email protected].