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New School Orientations

What's next

If the questionnaire determines you need a license to operate a private career school in Washington State, or to advertise your school in Washington, you'll need to participate in a new school orientation before applying. If you haven’t already, you will need to:

  • Finally, be sure to comply with any local ordinances governing businesses in the city or county where you plan to operate.

Please review the New School Orientation PowerPoint. A monthly webinar is available, see dates below. Program staff highly recommend attending for further clarification of the initial licensing process.

Please contact the Consumer Protection Unit for logon information, 360-709-4600. Space is limited, you must preregister with staff to ensure your place in the orientation.

  • August 15, 2019
  • September 19, 2019
  • October 17, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • December 19, 2019

Initial Licensing Materials


Chapter 28C.10 RCW & Chapter 490-105 WAC



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Note: The application process takes an average of 60 days from the time the complete application and fees have been received, pending prior applications.






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