Training Provider Resources

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Training provider Resources

Training Provider Resources

The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System (FCWPES) contracts with the Atlanta Regional Commission Workforce Division to screen Workforce Investment Act (WIA) training provider applications and makes initial recommendations for approval. Approved Eligible Training Providers offer occupational skills training to eligible WIA-funded adults, youth and dislocated workers through local workforce board areas. These areas include the counties of Clayton, Cherokee, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Area Workforce Investment Boards include:

DeKalb County WIB
Atlanta Regional Workforce Board (for Clayton, Cherokee, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties)
Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System (FCWPES) Board


Apply to Become an Approved Eligible Training Provider

Organizations located within the counties listed above that are interested in becoming an eligible provider for WIA training services, should complete and submit the application to:


ARC/Workforce Development Division
40 Courtland Street
Atlanta, GA 30303                    NOTE: Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Please review the U.S. Dept of Labor Training & Employment Guidance Letter regarding the definition of accepted credential and/or certification attainment.

The Training Provider Application consists of several components, including responsibilities of providers under the Workforce Investment Act, performance outcome measures, responsibilities for employment and follow-up of WIA customers, and a listing of occupations with stable or potential growth projected are also included in the application.

Please contact us at if you have any questions after reviewing the application.


Separate Applications

The Cobb County WIB issues a separate application. Inquiries for Cobb County should call 770.528.4300.
The City of Atlanta Workforce Development Agency issues a separate application. Inquiries for the City of Atlanta should call 404.658.9675.

Training Provider Performance and Status Reports

The FCWPES conducts regular performance reviews for training providers that have Fulton County WIA-funded students. These reviews provide information on:

Completion rates
Credentialing rates
Placement rates
Training-related employment rates
Wage rates

The results determine if a training provider will continue to have open enrollment or if they are to be placed on hold for enrolling new customers. Initial referrals to a provider’s training program will be limited to five (5) customers. Additional referrals will only be approved upon attaining regional performance measures.

Quarterly Performance Reviews are completed for all active training providers.  The current report (pdf) of FCWPES training providers can be reviewed to see status on customer performance outcomes.


Approved Training Provider Forms

All Eligible ITA Training Providers and Programs are listed on Georgia's WIA Eligible Provider List (EPL)

The Fulton County Eligible Training Providers are listed here: Fulton County WIA Approved Training Providers

Approved Training Providers for WIA services are required to submit progress reports on WIA customers enrolled in training programs. The forms below should be used to record information and forward to the customer's assigned Career Advisor.

WIA Customer Activity and Follow-Up Checklist (Word)
This form is used to record customer status updates, completion of training, attendance and/or problems a customer may be having in training. Complete this form as needed and forward to the assigned Career Advisor. Please forward copies of certificates and/or earned credentials and licenses along with the form. Please be advised that all employment information will be verified before reported on GWS. Credential, certificate and/or license information will not be reported on GWS unless a paper copy has been forwarded to the Career Advisor for maintenance in the customer file.

Monthly Progress & Attendance Form (Word)
This form is used to record customer progress and attendance. Complete this form and return to the referring Career Advisor within seven (7) days of training start date and monthly thereafter or at the completion of training.

Approved Training Providers may request to add additional programs to the Eligible Provider List, or to make changes to current approved programs. All Program Change Requests(Word) and Additional Program Requests(Word) must be submitted on the correct form to the Atlanta Regional Commission Workforce Division. All program changes are subject to the Quarterly ITA Committee review. Notification of committee recommendations will be provided in writing following the quarterly meeting.