For Training Providers

This page is for current and prospective training providers with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. If you are interested in receiving training through WIOA, click here.

Eligible Training Providers serve as approved training providers to individual customers enrolled in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. They bridge the gap for unemployed customers by providing the necessary skills for them to obtain employment in their desired career field.

Access the Workforce Area 11 Training Provider Directory


*Note: New Eligible Training Provider and Program Applications will be accepted after September 1, 2018 when the Annual Renewal Applications are completed.

Federal and State guidelines dictate that all Eligible Training Providers submit performance data for their approved programs at the end of every fiscal year (June). ETPs may also need to provide additional licensure documentation or documentation of certificate to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Read more about the requirements here.

Use the links below to complete and submit performance data to maintain WIOA Eligible Training Provider status.

Click here to send up-to-date occupational licenses and/or certificates to operate.

Important Reminders:

  • If your organization has more than one approved program, you need to complete a report for each program
  • Requested data includes numbers of not only WIOA customers, but also every participant in the program - WIOA and Non-WIOA
  • You must submit performance data even if there were no trainees during the reporting period
  • The Virginia State Workforce Board is now requiring that providers must meet the following criteria for each approved program: Training Completion Rate must meet or exceed 50%, and Credential Attainment Rate must meet or exceed 65%.

Deadline to submit annual renewal requirements: August 17, 2018

Are you a potential or current Eligible Training Provider and have further questions? Please contact:

Sheila Jones, Program Coordinator
The SkillSource Group
8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182
D: 703-827-3782
F: 703-827-3785

If you are a WIOA customer with a question, please refer to the WIA Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a Federal program to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment. It offers tiered services to WIOA customers, which may or may not include training services. Eligible adults are not limited to their local area when choosing training programs; they may choose any approved program within the state, offered online, or potentially from an out-of-state Eligible Training Provider (ETP). Training with an out-of-state ETP is pending until a written formal agreement is made between the provider and the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board (NVWIB).

Eligible Training Provider minimum requirements are:

  • Evidence of certification to operate (or evidence of Title IV or National Apprenticeship Act program approval)
  • Evidence of approval to license (if applicable)
  • Contact information
  • Employer demand
  • Training curriculum/skills
  • Courses or classes & descriptions
  • Credential to be issued
  • Duration of training
  • Costs
  • Any other information required by the local Workforce Investment Board

For further details see the complete state Occupational Skills Training policy.

Beyond the minimum requirements, the NVWIB views an ideal training program as one that provides a recognized certification or credential in a short time period. In addition, an ideal program will not pose a significant financial burden on the individual WIOA customer. The ideal training provider will also provide job search help such as connections to employment and networking opportunities.

The maximum amount given for training within the Northern Virginia workforce area is $3,000 for adult jobseekers and $3,500 for dislocated workers. This funding is given in the form of an Individual Training Account (ITA). Under the WIOA principle of streamlining services, ITAs will be issued by certified SkillSource Centers throughout the Northern Virginia area. Invoicing of ITAs occurs after the WIOA customer has attended at least 25% of the total training program duration.

There are two options to get the word out about your currently approved programs:

  • Working with a Fairfax County representative to distribute physical materials such as brochures and flyers to our One-Stop SkillSource Centers.
  • Working with a Fairfax County representative to setup a webinar presentation to WIOA case managers.

To learn more about how to disseminate information, please contact the WIOA Training Provider Coordinator.

*Disclaimer*: The opportunity for an ETP to share about training does not signify endorsement. Neither the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board (NVWDB), The SkillSource Group, nor the Fairfax County Department of Family Services endorse particular training programs. In addition, use of the SkillSource Group, the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board, or Fairfax County logos in any physical promotional materials or online is prohibited.

The WIOA program works as a customer-driven process and the final decision for which training provider to attend is the customer’s. This customer choice also means there is no guarantee that an Eligible Training Provider will receive any WIOA customers funded by ITAs.

Yes, at the end of each fiscal year (June), the ETP must submit performance data for each approved program as well the most current license and/or certificate to operate (if applicable). Further information can be found under Annual Renewal Requirements.

Any updates to current approved programs (ex: cost change, duration change, etc.) need to be documented in writing via the Program Update Form and sent to the WIOA Training Provider Coordinator. The Training Provider Coordinator must also be notified of any programs that are no longer available.

New programs with current ETPs will need to undergo review with the regular approval cycle. Please see the Eligible Training Provider Application Documents above.

Have other questions? Contact our WIOA Training Provider Coordinator.