The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014, is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in 15 years.
An Eligible Training Provider (ETP) is a training institution that satisfies the requirement of WIOA. As part of the infrastructure to carry out the mandates of WIOA, states are required to maintain a list of training providers and programs that are certified to receive students using WIOA funds. WIOA students are only permitted to use their Individual Training Account (ITA) funds in programs that appear on the Statewide Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).
We have hand-selected educational institutions and specific classes that teach the skills to be successful in the Tennessee workforce.
Apply for Placement on the ETPL
Tennessee schools can apply to be listed as one of our training providers by completing an application online. Institutions, whether in-state or out-of-state, are required to have the authorization to operate within the State of Tennessee by a state authorizing a governing body prior to an application submission. Documentation of this required oversight is to be submitted to your Local Workforce Development Area (LWDA) after submitting your application. Please see New Training Provider Application Guide for the contact information for your LWDA.
Receive financial assistance for training
Learn more on how to apply or visit a Tennessee American Job Center near you to get started. Awarded funds must be used towards a training provider and program that appears on Tennessee's Eligible Training Provider List.
You need to obtain authorization before being considered for placement onto Tennessee's Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). Many out-of-state institutions fall under the oversight of the Division of Postsecondary School Authorization (DPSA) with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
Get more information on DPSA and their authorization process here: School and Agent Authorization
For additional information, please click on the following link:
Tennessee Department of Labor/Workforce Services