PROVIDER CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Workforce Investment Area 16 Initial Eligibility for Fulton, Mason, McLean, and Tazewell Counties.
Policy notice for institutions applying to provide service in the counties of Fulton, Mason, McLean and Tazewell:

As described under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, the Local Workforce Investment Board of Region 16 establishes the following policy and procedures for certification of training providers by curriculum for initial eligibility.  Providers of classroom training wishing to be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement for individuals funded by Title IB Individual Training Accounts will need to comply with the following process.
In accordance with policy established by the Illinois Workforce Investment Board all applicants are required to complete the following application process.

Section I - Necessary Requirements for Initial Certification
 
1.
Is the provider/program seeking WIA certification currently approved or accredited under an existing process recognized by the State of Illinois?  If yes, please check all the types of accreditation and approval that apply; North Central Association; Illinois Community College Board; Illinois State Board of Education; other 
a.
For providers qualifying a curriculum under item 1, the document supporting approval or accreditation must be submitted with the certification packet
 
2. 
Has the program for which WIA certification is being sought been recognized as meeting industry approved standards such as Pro Start for food services, A Plus for computers, and ASE for auto mechanics?
a. 
For providers qualifying a curriculum under item 2 the document supporting recognition by the industry must be submitted with the certification packet.
 
3.  
Has the program for which certification is being sought received state or federal funds to provide training services within three years of the date of this application?  Funding sources may include, but are not limited to, the Workforce Investment Act, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Welfare to Work programs.
a. 
For providers who have previously provided a curriculum under the Job Training Partnership Act the Title IB operator will be sending the provider a verification that the curriculum has been approved for continued use under Title IB of the Workforce Investment Act.
b. 
For providers qualifying a curriculum under item 3, who have received funds under a different workforce development system partner documentation of such receipt of funds must be submitted with the certification packet.
 
4.  
Has the local Workforce Investment Board approved this program as meeting local employer demands or, alternatively, do you intend to seek such approval?

a. 

For providers certifying a curriculum under item 4, the criteria outlined in item 1 - section V, must be completed.

Section II - Provider Information
This section of the application must be completed by all providers seeking certification.
 
1. 
Institutions qualifying under item number 3 in section I of the application will receive a certification packet for each curriculum currently offered which still qualifies under Title I of WIA.  This packet will include identifying information for each provider that includes: Federal Employer Identification Number; Type of Provider; Name; Address; City; State; Nine Digit Zip Code; Contact Person; Phone; Fax Number; E-mail Address of Contact; as they appear on the Entity Listing of the Training Resource Assistance and Coordination (TRAC) system.
 
2. 
Institutions qualifying for the first time to provide a curriculum with Local Workforce Investment Region 16 will need to complete identifying information including: Federal Employer Identification Number; Type of Provider; Name; Address; City; State; Nine Digit Zip Code; Contact Person; Phone; Fax Number; and E-mail Address of Contact.  This information will then be verified through the Entity Add process supported by the TRAC system and the Job Training Division.
 
3. 
All institutions seeking certification will need to supply the year that they began operations. This item appears last in section II of the application.

Section III - Program Information
All providers must complete the program information section on each program for which certification is being sought.
 
1. 
The United Workforce Development Board will be completing this section on all existing programs that still qualify under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act.
 
2. 
Providers seeking certification of a new program that is currently on the list of eligible curriculum will need to complete the information and return it with their certification packet.
 
3. 
Providers must submit a course description as it appears in their course catalog.  The program name should be listed as it appears in the course catalog.  When a question exists concerning the proper CIP coding of a curriculum, further contact between the UWDB and the provider will take place so the proper code can be determined.

Section IV - Current Performance Assessment Practices
 
1. 
If the provider does not currently collect performance data this section is to be left blank.
 
2. 
For providers who collect any of the information in items 33 to 40 the social security numbers for all individuals must be submitted to the Local Workforce Investment Board as part of the provider certification submittal packet for each curriculum for which certification is being sought.  This submittal must comply with the Illinois Common Performance Management System (ICPMS) Registration process.

Section V - Local Workforce Investment Board Requirements
 
1. 
Each curriculum for which certification is being sought must meet the growth index established by the Local Workforce Investment Board of Region 16.  The growth index represents occupations that have been determined to lead to long-term, high-wage employment.  Occupations in demand are based on an index of the projected number of openings, projected starting wage, percent of change/growth rate and where available actual average wage at placement.  This list of allowable CIP codes and the corresponding OES codes for each type of institution ( 2 years and less and 4 year) is located in Attachment A.
 
2. 
Providers may include up to three occupations in which they believe the curriculum prepares a student to obtain employment.  At a minimum, one occupation must be selected for each curriculum being submitted for certification.
 
3. 
Only the occupations appearing on the approved list contained in the application packet will be accepted.
 
4. 
Each packet will be reviewed as to the accuracy of the selection of occupations which the provider has linked to the curriculum for which certification is being sought.  Where a question exists concerning the proper selection of an occupation further contact between the UWBD and the provider will take place so an accurate code can be determined.
 
5. 
Cost of Attendance Information will be collected for each curriculum submitted.
PEORIA COUNTY

406 Elm Street

Peoria, IL 61605

Phone: 309 321-0260

Fax: 309 321-0261

STARK COUNTY

106 E. Williams

Wyoming, IL 61491

Phone: 309 606-9060

Fax: 309 606-9061

MARSHALL COUNTY

509 Front Street

Henry, IL 61537

Phone: 309 364-4120 (Main Line)

Fax: 309 419-8708

WOODFORD COUNTY

1950 S. Main Street

Eureka, IL 61530

Phone: 309 467-4445 (Main Line)

Fax: 309 467-4454

MASON COUNTY

230 W. Main Street

Havana, IL 62644

Phone: 309 543-1035 or 309 543-1023

Fax: 309 543-1054

FULTON COUNTY

111 N. Main Street

(Fulton Square)

Canton, IL 61520

Phone: 309 647-2946 or 309 647-7017

Fax: 309 647-7251

McLEAN COUNTY

705 E. Lincoln Street

Suite #110

Normal, IL 61761

Phone: 309 807-1386

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TAZEWELL COUNTY

2956 Court Street, (Sunset Plaza)

Pekin, IL 61554

Phone: 309 347-8492

Fax: 309 353-1632


 
  

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