Statewide CPS Training Application Process

Revised September 15th, 2021 – Pilot Process

As we seek to expand access to CPS trainings, while navigating a very much changed WIPSEI as impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reviewing and revising our statewide CPS training application process based on data, feedback, and capacity.

This revised process, which includes a shorter application period, no cap on the number of applications received, and a full review of all applications received (new), is intended to allow sufficient time for interested applicants to apply (no 50 applicant cut-off/closing of applications), while still honoring our trainers’ capacity through the 5-day application window. It is designed to support both accessibility and equity.

  • The application period will be five days (see “When to Apply” on event listings).
  • There will be no cap on the number of applications received during the 5-day application period.
  • All applications submitted will be reviewed for basic eligibility (see “Determining Eligibility and Fit” on event listings).
  • Applications not meeting basic eligibility will be removed from the pool of applicants.
  • All applications received meeting basic eligibility are reviewed in full by the training’s trainers with support from the WIPSEI as needed.
  • Trainers review applications to invite no more and no fewer than 25 applicants to virtual interviews.
  • Following interviews, trainers select 14-18 interviewees to participate in the training.

This unique application process only applies to statewide, CPS trainings not of a community-specific nature at this time. It does not apply to regional trainings, community-specific trainings, or trainings specific to a certain county or tribe.

Trainers will submit a roster of selected participants to the WIPSEI at least two weeks prior to the training start date. Please do not contact the WIPSEI about your selection decision during this review process, as we will not have updates for you. All applicants will be informed of their selection decision regardless of whether they were selected for a training or not.

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