How to become an official training provider:

The workforce development system established under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act emphasizes informed consumer choices, job-driven training, provider performance, and continuous improvement. The quality and selection of providers and training services programs is vital to achieving these core principles.

Both new and continuing training providers must comply with certain requirements as part of the process.

Who can qualify as an eligible training provider?

  • Institutions higher education (eligible to receive Title IV funding) that provide a program which leads to a recognized post-secondary credential for occupations listed on the regional Targeted Occupation List
  • Entities that carry out programs registered under the National Apprenticeship Act
  • Public/Private Providers, such as joint labor-management organizations
  • Adult Education and Literacy Activities that are provided in combination with occupational skills training
  • Currently licensed by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education (CIE)
  • Is in current good standings with their accrediting agency
  • Participate in the Florida Education & Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP)

If I become a training provider what can I expect?

  • Approved training providers will be reviewed annually to ensure programs are meeting industry needs.
  • Training program details including program costs, as well as completion and placement rates will be published each year as part of the regional targeted occupations list in order to receive public comment. This is to ensure regional workforce boards are training for in demand occupations.
  • The training program must provide a national or industry-recognized credential
  • No more than 50% of a program’s enrolled students will be comprised of individuals funded by CareerSource Central Florida
  • CSCF funds up to $5,000 for non-high skill/high wage occupations and up to $7,000 for high skill/high wage occupations.
  • Occupations must be in demand and on the regional targeted occupation list.
  • CSCF’s approved Training list is published in July and January of each fiscal year. Fiscal year is from July to June.
  • CareerSource Central Florida staff reviews and verifies all training provider information and submits a recommendation to the CSCF Board of Directors. If approved the training program will be added to the training list.

Continuing Training Provider Information:

  • You are a continuing training provider if you were approved by January 1, 2016. You will receive grandfathered status for your first year of performance.
  • In order to maintain eligibility all training providers must submit applications to the state to “Continue Eligibility” every two years.
  • To meet this eligibility providers must meet established performance standards:
    • 75% completion rate
    • 75% placement rate
    • Of those completing, 75% must be employed within 180 days of training program completion.

New Training Provider Information:

  • Submit an “Initial Application”. Click here to access the application
  • New providers receive Initial Eligibility” for only one (1) full year, after that they follow the “Continue Eligibility” process.
  • Supply verifiable program-specific performance information. Specific program performance questions will be asked on the application.
  • The initial approval is for one full year.
  • Successful performance is required to be considered for “Continued Eligibility” applications.
  • “Successful performance” means that the institution accurately follows CareerSource Central Florida financial procedures and the programs performance standards are:
    • 75% completion rate
    • 75% placement rate
    • Of those completing, 75% must be employed within 180 days of training program completion.

Failure to meet performance by new and existing training providers may lead to the program being removed from the training provider list until the performance meets the requirements.

Further inquiries about training provider eligibility and inclusion in the regional training provider list may be directed to:

Joyce Summersett, Educational Liaison: JSummersett@careersourcecf.com