ETPL Eligibility

To be considered for ETPL eligibility, Training Providers must have a permanent physical location in Alaska and be one of the following types of Providers:

  • University of Alaska
  • Postsecondary Education and Training Providers AUTHORIZED to operate in Alaska by Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)
  • Postsecondary Education and Training Providers officially determined as EXEMPT from authorization by ACPE
  • Sponsors of apprenticeship programs registered with the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship

Types of Programs, offered by one of the types of Providers above, which can be considered for ETPL eligibility are those training programs of one or more courses or classes that upon successful completion, leads to:

  • An associate or baccalaureate degree OR

  • A Credential (Credential within this context refers to a verification of qualification or competence issued to an individual by a third party with the relevant authority or jurisdiction to issue such credentials (such as an accredited educational institution, an industry recognized association, or an occupational association or professional society. The Division adheres to the definitions and examples given in the USDOL – ETA TEGL 15-10, Credential Resource Guide.) OR

  • The skills or competencies needed for a specific job or jobs, an occupation, occupational group, or generally, for many types of jobs or occupations, as recognized by employers and determined prior to training. For a program in this category to be eligible, documentation such as statements from local employers affirming that the minimum standards attained by successful participants will meet their minimum standards of employment or the minimum qualifications for recent recruitments in Alaska is required.




The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.