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Employment Development Department

California Training Benefits (CTB)

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Signature No Longer Required

    CTB participants are no longer required to obtain a signature from the training provider or authorized representative when certifying for continued benefits. CTB participants are still required to be enrolled in and satisfactorily attend the approved training or retraining. The EDD may periodically require a CTB participant to obtain verification of the training from the training provider or school.

    For faster processing, CTB customers may now submit their certifications using UI OnlineSM or EDD Tele-CertSM.

California Training Benefits (CTB) allows eligible Unemployment Insurance (UI) customers to further their education, upgrade their skills, and/or learn a new trade to be more competitive in today’s labor market while receiving UI benefits.

If approved for CTB, you will be exempt from the requirements to be available for work, actively seek work, and accept work, while you complete your training. You may also be eligible for additional weeks of benefits while completing training or school.

Note: The EDD does not cover any educational or training-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, or transportation. However, there are state, federal, or employer programs that may fund your school or training.

Reasons to Participate in CTB: