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Complete the following steps to get started in the Worker Retraining program. If you have not met with a Worker Retraining specialist, please do so before starting the steps below. Contact Gina Certain or Linda Pendergraft to start the process. We look forward to hearing from you!

Admissions and Registration

  1. Complete Admission Application


  2. Take Placement Test or request alternative assessment
  3. Schedule an advising appointment to complete an Academic Plan.
    The Academic Plan is a quarter-by-quarter listing of the courses needed for your degree or certificate.
  4. Register for classes (how to register)

Approval to Attend Training - Employment Security

  1. Email Gina Certain or Linda Pendergraft to schedule an appointment with a WorkSource representative to complete Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) and Training Benefits (TB) applications.
    • CAT: waives work search requirement while attending school full time (12 credits or more)
    • TB: provides additional weeks of unemployment benefits

Paying for Tuition and Books - Worker Retraining

Worker Retraining tuition assistance is available for 1-2 quarters.

  1. Complete and submit the online form - Workforce Education Application along with:
    • Academic Plan from step #3 to:
    • Documentation of collecting unemployment benefits or exhausted unemployment benefits. See documentation examples
    • Or documentation for being a displaced homemaker, vulnerable worker, or self employed now unemployed

Federal Financial Aid - Grants, Loans, and Work Study

  1. Complete FAFSA
    • Check the ctcLink for additional document requirements
  2. Complete the Income Recalculation (calculates your eligibility based on current income information). Go to Financial Aid and click on "Forms."


Contact Us

In person hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Zoom appointments available by request.

Department Information

Gina Certain
425.640.1433 | | Mountlake Terrace Hall 130

Linda Pendergraft
425.640.1005 | | Mountlake Terrace Hall 130