Private Career Schools
The Workforce Board licenses and regulates around 325 private career schools doing business in the state of Washington. The agency also investigates student complaints and administers a fund that reimburses students affected by a school closure.
be aware that if you are a provider offering a vocational training program to
the general public with a program length of more than 24 hours, for a fee, you
may need to obtain a "Private Vocational School License" to comply with the
State's Private Vocational School Act.
Please contact our Consumer Protection Unit for more information, 360-709-4600.
Information for Students
Looking for a School?
Before you choose a private career school, check to be sure it's licensed with the state. View our current list of licensed schools.
Complaints Against a School
Request a Transcript
Is Your School Closed?
Commercial Truck Driving Schools
Information for School Administrators
Contact our Consumer Protection Unit for more information,
The Workforce Board approves programs offered at public and private educational institutions in Washington for veterans and those eligible for GI Bill education benefits.
Only approved programs can receive educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Find out more about how we oversee veterans education programs.
Are you a VA-approved school?
We are partnering with VA-approved schools throughout the state to train on VA Compliance Surveys over the next few months. Learn more about these workshops.
Everest and Corinthian Colleges status-sale pending-NEW
Corinthian Colleges operates six Everest campuses in Washington, including Tacoma, Renton, Vancouver, Bremerton, Everett, and Seattle. The company, which came under scrutiny by regulators for allegedly falsifying job placement data and encouraging students to take on costly loans, has sold the campuses to ECMC, pending final approval from the U.S. Department of Education. ECMC is a nonprofit company based in Oakdale, Minnesota. The sale to ECMC is expected to close in January.
Are you a current student? Get more info from the U.S. Department of Education.