Occupational Training Providers

New Providers

Potential Training Providers must meet the following criteria:

  • Be approved or accredited under an existing process such as that offered by a post-secondary accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois State Board of Higher Education, or the USDOL Office of Apprenticeship.  If the provider does not meet one of the above criteria for accreditation but the program for which the certification is being sought has been recognized by the industry as meeting the standards necessary for approval or accreditation, when such standards exist, the training provider may be deemed eligible.
  • If there are national or state certification requirements to obtain certification or license for an occupation.  The program provider must meet all national/state requirements.
  • Must be open for business for at least 12 months prior to seeking certification to provide WIOA training services.
  • The training provider's program is intended to lead to placement in a demand occupation as identified on the State of Illinois Demand Occupations List. Occupations associated with a training program can only be approved if it appears on the State of Illinois Demand Occupations List.
  • Program providers must complete all required local forms and documentation for certification.
  • Application must be submitted electronically.  No hand written applications will be accepted. 

WIOA Section 188 - Supplemental

Application for New Training Providers

Current Providers

  • The training provider's program must lead to placement in a demand occupation as identified on the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's State List.

New Program Application Form

Program Re-Certification Form

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