1) Training programs must lead to one of the following outcomes upon completion in order to be considered for approval:
- A degree (associate or baccalaureate) from an accredited college or university;
- A certificate (one or two year) awarded by an accredited college or university;
- An industry-recognized certification;
- A professional license issued by a state agency;
- College credit (regular or continuing education) from an accredited college or university; or
- A Bureau of Apprenticeship Training (BAT) program certification.
2) Training providers must have been operating as a training provider under the same name and location for at least one year before being eligible to apply for ETPS approval/certification by the Board.
3) Training providers must have a training facility located in the Austin-Round Rock MSA in order to be considered.
4) Training programs must be offered in person. Workforce Solutions Capital Area will not accept/approve applications for on-line training courses/programs.
5) Training providers that have been removed from the Board approved ETPL for cause, must wait at least one year from the date of removal to reapply.
6) Applications from training providers who are not regulated by a state agency or who operate under a Letter of Exemption from TWC will not be accepted. The only exceptions are institutes, continuing education or learning centers directed connected with an accredited college or university.
7) A training cap has been established from the program cost information submitted by the training providers in the Board’s service area. Specifically, the training cap for each program is set at:
- 100% of the public institutions’ cost information for public school training programs; and
- Up to 120% of the cost per contact hour for comparable programs at private institutions.
8) For each occupational training program an average number of instructional hours has been established. The proposed number of instructional hours for a training program must fall within 50% of the average total program hours for comparable programs at both public and private institutions, in order to be considered for review/approval.