Parent Qualifying Courses

June 20th – 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites Tacoma

1425 East 27th St
Tacoma, WA 98421

Entry into the WHO Conference, June 21st & 22nd is also included in the cost of the Parent Qualifying Course as well as a free WHO Membership. Just show them your Parent Qualifying Course ticket and that will get you into the Conference.

Spend the night at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites and plan to go to the Conference the next day which is being held at the Tacoma Dome – just a short 1/2 mile from the hotel.  Call 253-383-0146, extension 5 no later than May 19th and reference the group name “WA Homeschool Organization”. to take advantage of our block of rooms.

Register Here!

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.

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)
Refunds: There will be no refunds given for this course. 

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.