Resources

The following information is provided as a resource for students looking for jobs, tuition assistance, and professional certification.  Listing on this site does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the University of Washington.

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VA Funding

Selected programs of study at UW Tacoma are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.  Contact the UW Tacoma VA office 253-692-5723 to determine eligibility and processes for applying for classes. 

Student Loans for Noncredit courses

Sallie Mae has helped more than 30 million Americans pay for college since 1972. We encourage students and families to supplement their savings by exploring grants, scholarships, federal and state student loans, and to consider the anticipated monthly payments on their total student loan debt and their expected future earnings before considering a private education loan.

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA) helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or Associate's Degrees (excluding Associate's Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations.

Job Descriptions, Salary Information, Skill and Qualifications Lists

WOIS/The Career Information System - Explore careers, create goals for your future, make educational plans to reach your goals, and find the training programs and the right schools. check out what skills you need for a specific job, typical salaries and more.

PayScale.com - Discover what you are worth or find out how our cloud compensation software can help you to pay the right way.

Professional Organizations and Certifications

Project Management Institute - We serve practitioners and organizations with standards that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise, and resources for professional development, networking and community.  Seminars, certification applications, conferences, best practices and more...

SHRM Society for Human Resource Management - Membership and certification organization for human resource professionals.

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. - See more at: http://www.shrm.org/about/pages/default.aspx#sthash.PtOs5wsZ.dpuf
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. - See more at: http://www.shrm.org/about/pages/default.aspx#sthash.PtOs5wsZ.dpuf

CPM Certified Public Manager Consortium - Formed in 1979, the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium establishes and preserves standards for the Certified Public Manager® designation. The quality and efficiency of management in government have a major impact on the lives of citizens and the orderly functioning of society. Systematic training programs are essential to maintain and improve the effectiveness and professionalism of government managers. UW Tacoma's Certified Public Manager is a member of this organization and is the licensed provider in Washington State.

American Academy Of Certified Public Managers -The American Academy of Certified Public Managers® (AACPM) is a professional association of public sector managers established in 1984 to promote a high professional, educational and ethical standard in public management. 

CFRE International - Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent nonprofit organisation whose sole mission is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

American Society for Quality ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With individual and organizational members around the world, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges.  They offer a wide range of national certifications that require both full-time experience and passing a written/practical exam.