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

7.4 ETPL Eligibility

7.4.6 Institution Minimum Requirements

Effective date: September 2, 2019

Revised date: February 7, 2020

Revised date: March 15, 2020

The following are DWD-DET's Institution Minimum Requirements:

  1. the institution is a provider of training services;1
  2. the institution has a current, verifiable Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN);2
  3. the institution3 is not federally debarred, suspended or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in federal programs or activities;4
  4. the institution is not a "delinquent taxpayer" with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue;5
  5. the institution has an "Officer" that DWD-DET can identify through sources other than the Institution Application;
  6. AND
  7. the Officer agrees to and electronically signs the Wisconsin ETPL Agreement within 60 days of the date the institution submitted its application to join the ETPL.

  • 1 20 CFR § 680.410(d)
  • 2 DWD-DET uses several methods to verify an institution's FEIN, including: IRS.gov, Wisconsin's Unemployment Insurance database, and official Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms, such as a FEIN designation letter or W-9. If DWD-DET cannot verify the institution's FEIN, the institution will be asked for its Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S Number via email and DWD-DET will verify the D-U-N-S Number using its Dun & Bradstreet subscription.
  • 3 If the institution is privately owned and operated and any of the owners are federally debarred, suspended or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in federal programs or activities, the institution, by extension, is ineligible for the ETPL Website.
  • 4 2 CFR § 180.320; 20 CFR §§ 683.200(d) & 683.250(a)(4). DWD-DET uses SAM.gov to verify this information.
  • 5 DWD-DET uses the Wisconsin Department of Revenue's Delinquent Taxpayer list website to verify this information.


Effective date: September 2, 2019

The training institution's Officer is typically an owner, president, vice president, other executive-level representative of the institution, board director or provost.

The Officer is an individual who, acting on behalf of the institution, is authorized to (1) sign the ETPL Agreement and (2) designate individuals who manage ETPL Provider Portal user access for the institution.