WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual
Chapter 7) Individual Training Accounts and Eligible Training Programs



7.0 ETPL Transition Guidance

Effective date: September 2, 2019

Revised date: January 9, 2020

Guidance for Training Institutions

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – Division of Employment and Training (DWD-DET) has transitioned to its Eligible Training Program List (ETPL), which included both policy and website changes.

Only programs found eligible through the Initial Eligibility Procedure, which uses the ETPL Provider Portal, will be published on Wisconsin's new ETPL Website. The ETPL website launched December 2, 2019. The previous ETPL/ITA website has shut down.

The ETPL Provider Portal and ETPL Website are accessed through JobCenterofWisconsin.com by clicking on the "Education & Training" link with the mortarboard icon, located on the bottom of the homepage. Clicking the "Training Institution" button navigates users to the ETPL Homepage for Training Institutions. The "Search List" button navigates users to the ETPL Website, which is searchable by training institution name, training program name, city, and job title. The "Help" link, located on both the ETPL Homepage for Training Institutions and the ETPL Website, takes users to information about DWD-DET's eligibility criteria, information requirements, and application instructions.

Guidance for WIOA Program Participants & Career Planners

All newly established ITAs

Participants must select ITA-funded training from the new ETPL Website, beginning December 2, 2019, unless one of the two exceptions apply (see below). To enter a new training service in ASSET for the training program, the career planner must make the selection from the "Version 2" list in the "ASSET – ITA Program Lookup" screen.

Screen shot from ASSET - ITA Program Lookup

Exception 1: Participants already enrolled in a training program from the previous ETPL/ITA website.
Participants may complete their training, even if the program is not on the new ETPL Website. If a career planner must enter a new training service in ASSET for that training program (e.g., for a new academic term), the career planner makes the selection from the "Version 1" list in the "ASSET – ITA Program Lookup" screen.

Exception 2: Participants planning to enroll in a training program from the previous ETPL/ITA website where the training program is not on the new ETPL Website
Participants may complete the training if, prior to December 2, 2019, there was a training service in ASSET, a completed Individual Employment Plan, or a case note that reflects the participant's plan to attend the training program. To enter a new training service in ASSET for that training program, the career planner makes the selection from the "Version 1" list in the "ASSET – ITA Program Lookup" screen.

Guidance for Local WDBs

Local WDBs stopped accepting ETPL applications under the previous process on December 1, 2019. If a training institution is interested in applying to the new ETPL, DWD-DET strongly encourages local WDBs to instruct the institution to submit its application through the new ETPL Provider Portal.