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The state of Florida is developing an option for Providers to apply for consideration statewide. We are waiting for further guidance on this procedural change and encourage you to monitor this page for further information about the upcoming application process.
Thank you for your interest in working with us as an Eligible Training Provider. Any institution or organization providing training services through First Coast Workforce Development, Inc. (dba CareerSource Northeast Florida) must complete the approval process outlined below.
We maintain an Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) list that is reviewed annually. The ETPL is designed to help individuals receiving Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services find approved Training Providers for demand occupations. Only those offering occupational training included on the CSNEFL Regional Demand Occupations List or within local Industry Sector Strategies will be considered. Industry Sectors currently targeted in our region are: Aerospace/ Aviation, Healthcare, Finance/ Information Technology, Transportation/ Logistics, and Manufacturing/ Construction. You may want to review our CareerSource NEFL 2-Year Plan 2023-24 to learn more about our organization.
Training Providers on the ETPL must be recognized/licensed by an appropriate public or private governing body. Public institutions are licensed by the Florida Department of Education. Non-Public entities are licensed by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, State Board of Non-Public Career Education, or Commission for Independent Education (CIE). Private training providers may contact the CIE for additional information about obtaining licensure.
Those on the ETPL must meet local and state administrative and performance requirements to maintain eligibility. This includes providing student-based information to the Florida Education Training and Placement Information Program (FETPIP) annually.
For a new application to be considered, it must include complete organizational, programmatic, cost, and performance information for each program. A program of training services is one or more courses or classes that, upon successful completion, lead to a certificate, Associate or Baccalaureate degree, or skills/ competencies universally recognized by employers. If you are a new applicant or unsure if your organization and/or program(s) meet our requirements, please contact us. You can also review our Frequently Asked Questions.
Authority for the ETPL comes from: WIOA Sections 122 and 133; WIOA Regulations, 20 CFR 680.400 et seq., Subpart D – Eligible Training Providers; Florida Statutes, Chapter 445 – Workforce Innovation FS Chapter 1005; Florida Statutes, Chapter 1008 – FETPIP Nonpublic Postsecondary Education FAC6E – CIE.
The application process is OPEN. New applications must be received no later than June 2, 2023.
Please note: We anticipate the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will issue new guidance/ regulations concerning the ETPL. These changes may include an option for application to a statewide ETPL. All applications accepted through this process are subject to changes made by DEO and may include a requirement to complete a new application again during the program year.
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