How to Apply

The University of Washington Tacoma uses an online application system.  To apply:

  1. Document your experience
  2. Create an online account or profile
  3. Add the Application to your cart, pay the fee and check out
  4. LUSHOOTSEED LANGUAGE SURVEY ONLY:  There is no application fee for this program.  Complete the survey, then register and pay for the course.  You are registered as soon as you have completed both the survey and registration process and have a payment confirmation. 

Once we have verified you have created an account, submitted and paid the application fee, and documented your experience we will review your application.

If qualified, you will be emailed instructions on how to register and pay for a specific class session.  Add to Cart buttons are only visible to students who have been accepted into the program.

Certified Public Manager

Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the application fee to your cart.)

Entrance requirements:

  • Participants must be currently employed in first-level supervisory or mid-management positions in city, county, state, tribal or non-profit agency.
  • Applicants must provide evidence in their application they have completed (or provide a written plan to complete) 40 hours of an approved First Level Supervision course(s) prior to certification. Download the Pre-Req Evaluation Form to see if your prior training qualifies.

Contract Management

Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the application fee to your cart.)

Entrance requirements:

  • Two years of college is preferred, and one year of work experience related to contracts.

Craft Beer (All Specializations)

Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the application fee to your cart.)

Minimum Requirements:

The following requirements must be met to be accepted:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Completed an A.A. or course studies equivalent of two years - OR - two-years of work and/or military experience

For acceptance to any extended certificate specialization program successful completion of “Mastering Beer Styles” is required.

Course requirement may be waived with review & confirmation of prior certifications; i.e., BJCP or Cicerone certifications. A waiver fee of $100 will apply.

Fundraising Management

Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the application fee to your cart.)

Entrance requirements:

  • Two years of college; OR
  • Two years experience in the field of development and fundraising.

Human Resources Management

Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the application fee to your cart.)

Entrance requirements:

  • Two years of college; AND
  • Two years of work experience in human resources (training, compensation, staffing, benefits, employee relations) oras a supervisor/manager. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the experience requirement.

Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt

Did you earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from UW Tacoma?  Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the course to your cart. For UW Tacoma Green Belts, the Application fee is $0, however, you still need "PURCHASE" the $0 course to complete the process.

Did you earn your Lean or Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from another provider? Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the application fee to your cart.)

Entrance requirements:

  • Minimum of 40 hour Lean Six Green Belt Certificate Training or evidence of equivalent process improvement experience.

Nonprofit Management

Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the application fee to your cart.)

Entrance requirements:

  • Two years of college; OR
  • Two years experience in the field of nonprofits.

Lushootseed Language Survey

Click here to take the survey. (Once you submit the survey, return to the payment page where you can register and pay for the course.)