TRAINING EVALUATION UNIT (TEU)
Initial Application Packet - Private Vocational/Technical School (PVS)
Additional Private Vocational School Forms
Renewal Application - Private Vocational/Technical School (PVS)
Initial Application Packet - Training Provider (TP)
Renewal Application - Training Provider (TP)
If you are a current student of CDM Technical Training Institute and were affected by the school closing, please follow the instructions enclosed in the document (linked here). If you require further assistance, please contact the Department of Labor and Workforce Development via email at TrainingEvaluationUnit@dol.state.nj.us; or you may call (609) 292-4287. Please leave a detailed message including your name and telephone number indicating that you are a student of the CDM Technical Training Institute. A member of the School Approval Unit will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible to discuss options.
For students who have graduated and need to take a National Healthcare Association (NHA) certification exam, please contact NHA’s Customer Service Department for assistance at (800) 499-9092. They are aware of CDM’s closing and will assist in getting you registered to take the exams through PSI, their testing organization.
The Training Evaluation Unit (formerly School Approval Unit - SAU) works in conjunction with the Department of Education’s Bureau of Program Review to evaluate and approve private vocational schools, out-of-state private vocational schools and correspondence schools that wish to operate within New Jersey’s workforce readiness system.
The Training Evaluation Unit is also responsible for the evaluation and approval of Training Providers (formerly called Chapter 531 providers). Training Provider program approval is required when a community-based organization (including not-for-profit, faith-based and charitable), labor organization, public/governmental agency or private business plans to offer pre-employment, job readiness and/or occupational skills training to customers under the Federal Workforce Investment Act, the New Jersey Workforce Development Partnership Program, or Work First/TANF.
All approved providers require annual reviews in order to maintain continued approval. Throughout the year, School Approval Unit staff provides technical assistance to approved and prospective providers as well as customers of the New Jersey workforce readiness system.
For more information, please contact the Training Evaluation Unit by e-mail at: TrainingEvaluationUnit@dol.state.nj.us
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has been notified that the schools listed below have ceased operation. Students affected by these school closings should follow the instructions specific to each school, enclosed in the documents linked next to their name.
- SetFocus, in Parsippany, NJ (instructions linked here )
- Arthur McNeil Institute in Rahway, NJ (instructions linked here)
- Performance Training Institute - for relevant information
and instructions please review document linked here
The Department of Education and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development invite you to join us at a technical assistance seminar for potential Private Vocational/Technical School owners and directors.
The seminar is tentatively scheduled as follows:
~ all seminars have been cancelled temporarily - please visit this web page for future announcements .
The seminar begins at 9:30 AM and is held at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, John Fitch Way, 13th Floor Auditorium, Trenton, New Jersey. If you would like to attend the seminar, please e-mail us at TrainingEvaluationUnit@dol.state.nj.us to register. A reply message will be sent with additional information.
The Private Vocational School (PVS) initial application may be completed by any business enterprise operated for either profit or nonprofit which does business in New Jersey and which recruits adult students from the general public; charges tuition and/or fees; offers instruction to a group or groups of four or more adult students at one time; and offers preparatory instruction for entry-level employment or for upgrading in a specific occupational field.
- Section J with Mailing Instructions (please use Landscape for print setup)
Approved Private Vocational Schools may experience changes which also require approval. The necessary checklists and applications are listed below. Please choose the checklist(s) that meet your school's specific needs and circumstances. If after reading the requirements you determine that additional forms are necessary, you may download, or print them from the Initial Application Packet listed above. If you have any questions about the checklist requirements or specific forms, please contact the Training Evaluation Unit by e-mail at: TrainingEvaluationUnit@dol.state.nj.us
• Additional School Location Checklist
• Additional Classroom Space Checklist
• Change in School Name Checklist
• Change in Ownership Application
• Change in Ownership Checklist
• Change in School Director Checklist
• Change in School Location Checklist
• Private Vocational School Closed School Form
• Section J form download (please use Landscape for print setup)
The Private Vocational School Renewal Application must be completed annually by all approved private vocational schools and submitted no later than 60 calendar days prior to the expiration date of each school's current Certificate of Approval. Failure to submit this application within the prescribed 60 days may result in a lapse in approval to provide training. The application contains instructions, all required forms and contact information, should the applicant require assistance.
• Private Vocational School Renewal Application Packet
• NEW~ Section K Renewal Document
The Training Provider (TP) Initial Application must be completed by any provider who wishes to enroll only those customers eligible for federal and state job training programs. The application contains instructions, all required forms and contact information should the applicant require assistance.
• Training Provider Initial Instructions
• Training Provider Initial Application Forms and Checklists
The Training Provider Renewal Application must be completed annually by all providers who wish to enroll only those customers eligible for federal and state job training programs. Renewal applications must be submitted no later than 60 calendar days prior to the expiration date of each training site's current approval. Failure to submit the application within the prescribed 60 days may result in a lapse in approval to provide training. The application contains instructions, all required forms and contact information should the applicant require assistance.
• Training Provider Renewal Instructions
• Training Provider Renewal Application Forms and Checklists
The following forms may be used by current and former students of Private Vocational/Technical Schools and Training Providers approved to operate in New Jersey. Print the appropriate form, complete and submit by following the instructions included on the form.
• Student Transcript Request Form
• Conflict Resolution Questionnaire (complaint form)