If you've been displaced from your career, or need to advance in your current position, you may be eligible for federal assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). For individuals who qualify for federal assistance through California's Employment Development Department (EDD), funds may be applied toward the cost of tuition, parking, and certificate fee at UCR University Extension.

What is WIOA?

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014 to assist job seekers in accessing employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market, and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Eligible Programs


Textbooks: Please note that we do not supply required textbooks; these must be purchased separately. Textbook information can be found on the course listing.

Additional Resources

We accept various types of funding. However, not all programs will be approved for funding. Please verify with your funding source to see if the program you are interested is on their approved list. UCR University Extension cannot approve or provide advising on your eligibility for WIOA funding. You must contact your local One Stop Center.

NOTE: WIOA funds only cover the required units for the specific certificate program for which you are approved. If you receive a failing grade, you may not be able to retake the course due to limited funding, and will be terminated from the program.