About WIOA

WIOA Certification

A subset of institutions and programs listed in ACRS applied for and received certification by one or more local workforce development boards to provide education and training to persons awarded vouchers under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The fact that a program is not certified under WIOA does not imply that it is not an education-certified program.

General inquiries regarding information provided on the Statewide List of Eligible Training Providers for programs in your area should be directed to the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB). For contact information, go to the Local Workforce Development Area (LWDA).

Inclusion of information regarding any program of training services or any institution, organization or individual providing training services is in no way an endorsement by the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) of that program, institution, organization or individual. The Department has included in this list information provided to it by Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) and training providers and does not guarantee the accuracy of the information. Viewers are requested to report to their LWDBs and DWS any inaccuracies found in the information. For specific information or inquiry regarding WIOA eligible training providers, contact DWS.


Information is provided for programs or courses that have received certification by a Local Workforce Development Board and the Department of Workforce Services. Certification and inclusion on these lists is based on data submitted to Local Boards by the training providers applying for certification under Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2015. Training providers are subject to removal from the Statewide List of Eligible Training Providers if they intentionally supply inaccurate information. Viewers are encouraged to review the list prior to enrolling in a program or course to ensure that the training provider is certified to enroll persons with a WIOA Individual Training Account.

Training providers who offer programs or courses under the same field of study are listed in alphabetical order. The order of listing does not reflect any preference on the part of a Local Workforce Development Board or the Department of Workforce Services. Viewers who will be using a WIA Individual Training Account are encouraged to review the data on each program or course in consultation with their Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Center case manager.

If a training provider has voluntarily provided additional contact information, electronic linkages to external websites are available to help you access additional information that may be important to you when choosing your training option. No effort is made by the Department of Workforce Services or the Local Workforce Development Boards to validate any information in the training providers' websites.


The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires certain training providers to submit performance information when applying for inclusion on the Statewide List of Eligible Training Providers. The performance information is self-reported by the providers.

To remain on the Statewide List, training providers are required to meet annual performance goals. The information used for the renewal process is collected and reviewed by the Local Workforce Development Boards. This information should help viewers make informed choices when selecting a training provider.

Program Cost

The cost information displayed on this list represents only the total dollar amount, per student, for in-district/in-state tuition and required fees and the cost of books for the program or course. Additional costs may apply, including expenses for out-of-district or out-of-state tuition, non-required fees, equipment, materials and supplies, tools, uniforms or living expenses.

In addition, a student's total cost of training may be affected by the program length, enrollment status (part-time versus full-time), residence status (in-district/in-state versus out-of-district/out-of-state), housing arrangements or the availability of additional financial assistance.

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