WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual Ch. 11) Performance Accountability and Reporting
11.5 Primary Indicators of Performance
11.5.7 Credential Attainment Rate
Effective date: February 26, 2019
Definition: The percentage of participants who obtain a recognized postsecondary credential
during participation or within one year after exit from the program. Participants who receive a secondary school
diploma or equivalent are successful if the participant was also employed or entered postsecondary education
within one year of program exit. See the Credential Policy in this chapter for more information on the
WIOA Performance Accountability System credential.
Figure 2. Methods for becoming successful in the Credential Attainment Rate
Participants Included in the Denominator:
Adult and Dislocated Worker Program participants who received a training service other than On-the-Job Training
or Customized Training.
Adult and Dislocated Worker Program participants who received On-the-Job Training or Customized Training
and another form of training.
Youth Program participants who meet any of the following:
Enrolled in "Occupational Skills Training" during participation;
In secondary education at program entry or during participation;
In postsecondary education at program entry or during participation;
Dual-enrolled in Job Corps;
Dual-enrolled in YouthBuild participation; or
Dual-enrolled in Adult Basic Education funded by Title II.
Co-enrollment Impact on the Credential Attainment Rate
Applies to the WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and National Dislocated Worker Grant programs:
Participants in the WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and National Dislocated Worker Grant programs are included in the Credential Attainment Rate if the participant received training/education using any amount of funding from:
WIOA Title I Adult;
WIOA Title I Dislocated Worker;
WIOA Title I Youth;
National Dislocated Worker Grant; or
Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Adult, Dislocated Worker, and National Dislocated Worker Grant program participants who do not receive
funded training from any of the programs in the above list do not qualify for the Credential Attainment Rate denominator.
Participants who receive non-WIOA funded training/education must enter the comparable training service into ASSET with the fund source "Other" to provide the most complete picture of the workforce/education services the participant received.
Applies to the WIOA Youth Program:
All participants in the Youth Program with education/training are included in the Credential Attainment Rate regardless of the education/training service's fund source.
All training/education services must be entered into ASSET regardless of fund source.