Parent Qualifying Courses

January 18, 2020 – 9:00am to 1:00pm – Course Registration is Open 

In Person (Limit 20) Register Here!

CenterPlace Regional Event Center
2426 N Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Online – Register Here!


Audit Only – Register Here!

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.

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.


Earlybird Valid until January 10th
$90 for one parent
$120 for two parents (both names appear on same certificate)

After January 10th

$150 for one parent
$180 for two parents (both names appear on the 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.