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.
Everest and Corinthian Colleges status
Are you a current student? Get more info from the U.S. Department of Education.
The U.S. Department of Education has signed a deal with Corinthian Colleges Inc. (the parent company of Everest) that allows the company to sell most of its campuses over the next six months.
The six Everest campuses located in Washington are among those that will be sold. The agreement allows students to continue their education uninterrupted. Corinthian operates six Everest campuses in Washington, including Tacoma, Renton, Vancouver, Bremerton, Everett and Seattle.