NC Eligible Training Provider List FAQ

Eligible Training Provider List Eligible Training Provider List FAQ

Last updated 12 August 2021

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires Training Providers to apply to the State Workforce Agency (NC Division of Workforce Solutions) and to be approved by at least one Local Workforce Development Board for eligibility to receive WIOA funds. The publicly accessible Statewide List of Eligible Training Providers includes all training programs that are currently approved by one or more boards. Training Providers must complete initial or continuing eligibility requirements in order to be added to or maintain their status on the list.

Based on requirements set forth by the US Department of Labor (USDOL), effective July 1, 2018, all training providers are required to collect and report performance data annually in order for their programs to remain on North Carolina’s ETPL. USDOL has stated that training providers must report performance data on all enrollees, not just the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) enrollees. While North Carolina was previously under a waiver for Program Years 2018-2020, the waiver period has ended. Therefore, beginning with Program Year 2021 (July 1, 2021), all training providers are required to submit data on all enrollees to remain in compliance with Federal and State reporting requirements.

topStudent-Approved Training in My Area
A complete list of Eligible Training providers is available in NCWorks,  If you want to search for a specific school per program click WIOA Training Providers.
Eligible Training providers are approved at the state level, though each Workforce Board retains the ability to determine the training demand in their impacted counties. Contact the Local Workforce Area with questions about approved programs. top
top ETPL in NC
As part of the WIOA legislation, 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 ETPL.

All of the institutions and Programs that comprise the NC Statewide ETPL have been approved by a Local Workforce Development Board (WDB) in North Carolina. Each of NC's 23 WDBs make eligibility decisions regarding what Programs to certify for their area.

Inclusion on the ETPL, in itself, does not guarantee that WIOA funds are available for enrollment in an eligible offering. The availability of WIOA funding for enrollment is based on many factors including assessment of an Individual's employment needs. Individuals interested in determining if they qualify for WIOA training funding must contact a NCWorks Career Center. top
topGetting on the ETPL
Training Providers who wish to enter or update available courses for use in the system must register as a new Provider Representative. Once a new account request is approved, enter information about courses, including costs, schedules, credentials, etc. Providers can also request WIOA approval for specific courses.


top Registered Apprenticeship Program
WIOA allows any Registered Apprenticeship Employer to be on the states ETPL list.  Each Employer in the Registered Apprenticeship in NC must apply as a Provider to be added to be on the ETPL list. top
topMore information About NC ETPL
In NC, Local Workforce Areas are able to approve all Eligible Training Providers.  Contact the Local Workforce Area with questions about approved Programs.