| For years the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Vocational Education (BPPVE) was the regulatory body over private postsecondary schools. Its standards were designed to protect students from low quality or unstable training agencies. However, all authority for BPPVE certifications lapsed as of January 1, 2009.
In response, for the purpose of providing training funds directly to a Training Agency, the Employment Training Panel (ETP) has recognized I-TRAIN as a substitute for BPPVE certification. (See ETP Guidelines adopted January 23, 2009.)
I-TRAIN is already active throughout many regions of Southern California. Training Agencies in those regions may continue to apply for I-TRAIN review through their local Workforce Investment Board. All questions on eligibility for ETP funding should be directed to: ETP Application Review Unit at (916) 327-5466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Agencies outside the covered regions may apply directly to I-TRAIN. There is a flat fee for certification and a separate fee for re-certification every two years, payable directly to the South Bay Workforce Investment Board. (Additional fees may apply for travel, lodging, per diem, etc., as required).
To apply for I-TRAIN review and approval click on the link below. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to: South Bay Workforce Investment Board's contract division at 310-970-7700 or email.
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