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ETPL Approved & WIOA Eligible Career Training

The Kentucky Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) contains a list of programs that have been approved for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. To qualify, the program must provide occupational skill training. Priority consideration is given for training programs that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials that align with in-demand industry sectors or occupations.

Individuals who qualify can receive funding to pay for these eligible training programs. Eligibility is based on multiple factors: 

WIOA eligibility standards include age, income level, education and skills and work circumstances. For example, someone who has been laid off or who has received notice of a layoff as a result of a permanent closure or substantial layoff at a plant may be eligible for special assistance. Some programs are designed especially for youth who are between the ages of 14 and 21 and have very limited income. Other programs are designed for those 18 years of age and older.

More information is available through the Kentucky Career Center and individuals should contact their local Kentucky Career Center office to apply. 

We are happy to provide a referral to assist with this process, if possible. Use the webform to the right to request a referral.

Western Kentucky University has an extensive list of programs on the ETPL. WKU Continuing & Professional Development (CPD) provides career training that leads to industry-recognized certifications. (Individuals should contact the appropriate academic department regarding WKU courses/programs that lead to university degrees.)
Don’t see the training you want on this page? We can submit additional courses from our full career training catalog for ETPL list approval.

Follow the links to detailed descriptions of each WKU CPD approved course:


Self-Paced, Online

CompTIA A+

This is a broadly applicable, entry-level information technology certification. Note that 9 months of experience is required to sit for the certification exam. Available any time, self-paced, fully online.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2019

Gain intermediate to advanced skills with several MS Office applications- useful for an endless list of careers! Available any time, self-paced, fully online.

Project Management Essentials with CAPM Prep

This course provides fundamental training in project management and prepares for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam. Available any time, self-paced, fully online.

Self-Paced, Online Healthcare Career Training

These four online, self-paced courses are eligible for funding. Read the course descriptions carefully for information about duration of access, hours of estimated coursework, materials and lab kits, and other information.


Live Online Instructor Led Courses

Follow this link to see upcoming course dates and full course descriptions. Courses eligible for funding include:

  • Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) with Exam Voucher
  • Bookkeeping Administration with Exam Voucher
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) with Exam Voucher
  • Customer Service Representative (CSR) Exam Prep with Exam Voucher
  • Human Resources Professional Exam Prep with Exam Voucher
  • Medical Administrative Assistant with Exam Voucher
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep with Exam Voucher


Tech Industry Bootcamps

Choose from Front End Developer or Back End Developer. Click Learn More and then Get Started! You will take a short quiz to make sure these courses are a good fit for you.  Then, you will be connected with an advisor who can answer questions, provide upcoming start dates, and help you begin registration.

Watch this video for a glimpse of the course experience for online, self-paced courses!

Contact Information

(270) 745-1912


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2355 Nashville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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 Last Modified 11/18/22