Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)



Developed in 1973, CETA was a federally-funded program designed to help increase employment opportunities by offering job experience in public service programs. You must have been a CETA enrollee in a Michigan public school who became employed as a regular public school employee within 12 months of leaving CETA.


  • No partial credit can be granted. Any purchase or transfer must be for all of your prior CETA service, or none can be credited.
  • For additional conditions, go to Adding to Your Service Credit.


No cost to you.


Generally, service credit is already granted for CETA service performed before May 3, 1976, and after October 1, 1978. If you are not sure whether you received credit for such service, contact ORS.