7.4.4 Wisconsin's Initial Eligibility Procedure

Effective date: January 9, 2020 - January 19, 2020

The following are DWD-DET's initial eligibility requirements that an institution must meet for each program:

  1. the institution meets all of DWD-DET's Institution Minimum Requirements;
  2. the institution meets the criteria to be classified as a "Standard" institution;
  3. if the institution is not "Standard," it meets at least one of the criteria for "Alternate" institutions;
  4. the institution complies with all institution-level information requirements;
  5. AND
  6. the institution complies with all program-level information requirements, which includes individual-level information for all students enrolled in the training program for the three most recently completed program years.

  7. Note: Institutions that are part of Wisconsin's Technical College System (WTCS) are not required to submit the individual-level information for all students if the program is recognized by the WTCS Office (i.e., the WTCS Office has assigned the program a unique identification number). The WTCS Office submits the required performance information for these programs to DWD-DET directly. Institution staff must, however, submit the individual-level student information for any program not recognized by the WTCS Office.

DWD-DET's initial eligibility procedure requires a representative with the institution to first complete and submit an Institution Application through the ETPL Provider Portal. DWD-DET then reviews the application and determines if the institution has submitted all institutional-level information requirements and meets all of DWD-DET's Institution Minimum Requirements.

If these requirements are met, DWD-DET next determines whether the institution is a "Standard" or "Alternate" institution.

A Standard institution is able to add training programs to the published ETPL through the Provider Portal, if it supplies all required program-level information for each program.

An Alternate institution must supply all required program-level information through the Provider Portal, and the program must meet at least one of the alternate eligibility criteria before DWD-DET will add the program to the published ETPL.

New institutions may apply to have their programs added to the Wisconsin ETPL at any time through the ETPL Provider Portal.

Registered apprenticeships interested in joining the ETPL are to email DETETPL@dwd.wisconsin.gov or submit an Institution Application through the ETPL Provider Portal. Registered apprenticeships are not subject to the same eligibility requirements as other training institutions.1 See Section 7.8 Registered Apprenticeships for more information.