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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.

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

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Is Your School Closed?

Commercial Truck Driving Schools

Information for School Administrators




Contact our Consumer Protection Unit for more information, 360-709-4600.


Veterans Programs
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.

CDL School Waivers for Veterans

Event for School Certifying Officials: Veterans Affairs Compliance Surveys and Q&A in Central WA -NEW!

The Workforce Board's VA staff members are hosting a workshop in Yakima for schools working with veterans. Staff will discuss and answer questions about compliance surveys (audits). Please RSVP as participation is limited to 50 attendees.

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Where: Perry Technical Institute, Yakima, WA

RSVP: Russell Sonmore (360) 709-4626


Training Providers Can Apply for Veterans Certificate
The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a campaign to encourage education and training institutions, including private career schools, to apply for a certificate that shows they're veteran friendly. More: http://www.dva.wa.gov/benefits/partners-veteran-supportive-campuses


Zenith Education Group Purchases Everest Campuses in Washington

Six Everest campuses in Washington have been acquired by Zenith Education Group, a newly created nonprofit provider of career-focused training. The campuses are located in Tacoma, Renton, Vancouver, Bremerton, Everett and Seattle. It's part of a larger deal that involves more than 50 Everest and WyoTech campuses, formerly operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. More: U.S. Department of Education website.

Debt relief--Find out if you qualify

Did you take out a private student loan through Corinthian? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers $480 million in loan forgiveness.

Frequently asked questions about Corinthian/Everest.




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