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7.4 Eligibility | 7.4.7 Standard vs. Alternate Eligibility Criteria

7.4.7 Standard vs. Alternate Eligibility Criteria

Effective date: March 16, 2022 - May 30, 2022

If an institution meets the Minimum Institution Requirements, DWD-DET classifies the institution as either "Standard" or "Alternate;" different program eligibility criteria apply depending on the institution's classification.

DWD-DET classifies an institution as "Standard" if it determines that the institution meets at least one of the following standard eligibility criteria:

If an institution is not a Standard institution, DWD-DET classifies the institution as an "Alternate." An Alternate institution must either be approved by the state of Wisconsin's Educational Approval Program (EAP) or produce documentation from the EAP that the institution meets a statutory exemption, as outlined in Wis. Stats. § 440.52 (1)(e). Additionally, if the institution offers a training program that must be approved or licensed by another Wisconsin state agency(ies) or board(s), the institution must attain that approval or licensure before its program can be determined eligible for Wisconsin's ETPL. See the Resources box for a list of some common examples. When applicable, DWD-DET follows internal procedures in an attempt to ensure training institutions are compliant with state approval or licensing requirements.

For purposes of Wisconsin's ETPL, any program that uses the term "pre-apprenticeship" in its program application must be certified by Wisconsin's Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, and, any WIOA Title II program must be approved as an "Integrated Education and Training" program by the Wisconsin Technical College System Office.

If an Alternate institution and/or the training program it would like included on Wisconsin's ETPL are not regulated by the EAP or another Wisconsin state agency or board, the institution must attest to this and meet all of the following before a program can be determined eligible for Wisconsin's ETPL: