Parent Qualifying Courses

September 13, 2018 – 5pm to 9pm

The Home-based Instruction Qualifying Course will cover the law (declaration of intent, record keeping, subjects, testing/assessment, records), support, information and resources, part time attendance and ancillary services, alternative education in WA, and Running Start. This course has been described (not inaccurately) as the Instructor opening a firehose of information on homeschooling at point blank. Given the short amount of time, this course is not appropriate for a family that wants a course focused on telling you *how* to homeschool.

Please Note:  There will be no refunds given for this course.


Online Course: The online course can hold an unlimited number.  Online Course Registration

Audit Only Online Course:
The Audit Only option includes the classroom portion of the course but does NOT include the Parent Qualification Course Certificate. Audit Only is offered for folks who wish to have the course content but do not need the Parent Qualifying Course to qualify to homeschool in WA state. This option DOES NOT include a free membership  Audit Only

This course is online, and requires an internet connection sufficient to stream video.  It does not require you to have a microphone.  You will need to install the GoToMeeting app before we go live.  This will take a few minutes.  Please do this in advance of 4:30pm on the 13th, as we will hit the ground running at 5pm.

We will send an email on 11 September with the login information, and again at 4pm on the 13th for the late registrations.  Please use an email address that is functioning, and please check your spam folder before panicking.

Upon Completion of this course, the parent(s) will be able to: Understand the HBI law, find support for homeschooling, and be able to negotiate the educational system in Washington State to help their children reach their educational goals. This course satisfies RCW 28A.225.010(4)(b).

Instructor: Jen Garrison Stuber is the Advocacy Chair on the WHO Board and local Spokane resident. She’s still active in the homeschool community, providing counsel and support to homeschooling families locally and across the state.

$90 for one parent
$120 for two parents (both names appear on same certificate)
$150 late registration (after 10 September)
Audit Only –  $40.00 for current WHO Member
$45.00 for Non-WHO Member

Refunds: There will be no refunds given for this course. Registration at this price closes on the 10th of September.
Late registration is $150.

Do I Need this Course? There are four ways to qualify to homeschool in WA:
45 college quarter credits
or Parent Qualifying Course
or Hire a Certificated Teacher to oversee the homeschooling
or Superintendent Approval.

If you already qualify in one of the other ways, you do not need to take the PQC.
Also useful to know: you need only take the course once; it is good for a lifetime.

Want to be notified of the next WHO Sponsored Parent Qualifying Course?  Sign up here 

If one of these dates or times don’t work for you, we have a list of other people offering parent qualifying courses across our state (and some by correspondence!) listed on our website.