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Eligible Training Provider List

We play a huge role in funding training. Not just any training; rather, we focus the money on programs that lead to the student’s employment. 


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. 

All of the institutions' and programs' eligibility are made on an annual basis based on each institutions performance data.

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 or 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.

For Current Providers

Provider Help Guide|  Provider Account Log In:  |  Search the ETPL

Out-Of-State Providers

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

Registered Apprenticeship Programs

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunites Act (WIOA) of 2014 support the use of Registered Apprenticeship programs. So much so that Registered Apprenticeship programs are allowed automatic inclusion onto the ETPL. You must be registered under the Act of August 16, 1937, most commonly known as the National Apprenticeship Act. To be included on Tennessee's ETPL, you must indicate your interests in simply registering at, and then submit Documentation verifying your current status as a Registered Apprenticeship to your LWDA using the contact information found on the Application Guide.

File A Complaint

We want this program to be the best it can be. So we need your help to keep it straight! If you have any concerns or issues with either of the following, let your voice be heard. Thank you!

File a complaint against a WIOA Administrative entity.

Students can fill out this form to submit a complaint against an institution that appears on the Statewide Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL).


Ryan Allen

Director of Workforce Services