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The Professional Development Center uses an online application system (separate from the rest of UW Tacoma). Simply follow these instructions to apply:

  1. Find your program below and complete the application provided there.
  2. Click Add to Cart then Check Out to register and add your name to the application roster for screening.
  3. Create a new Account or sign in to your existing account. Follow instructions there to complete your application.

Once we have verified you have created an account and paid the application fee, 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" registration 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.

Please prepare and convert to PDF the following documents to apply:  

Files must be less than 8 MB. Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp eps tif pict txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx.

Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt

Did you earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from UW Tacoma?  

  1. Click here submit your application form. (When you submit, you'll be sent to the registration site.)
  2. At the registration site, Use Add to Cart to place the Black Belt Application $0 fee into your cart.
  3. Complete the process until you have reached the confirmation page.
  4. We will review and once approved, we will send instructions on how to register for the location/class of your choice.

Did you earn your Lean or Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from another provider?

  1. Click here submit your application form
  2. At the registration site, Use Add to Cart to place the Black Belt Application $25 fee into your cart.
  3. Complete the process until you have reached the confirmation page.
  4. We will review and once approved, we will send instructions on how to register for the location/class of your choice.

Entrance requirements:

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

Lushootseed Language Survey

There is no application for this program.  Click here to take 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 you submit the survey, return to the payment page where you can register and pay for the course.)