Parent Qualifying Course

January 23,2021 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm – Now Open for Registrations

No Refunds:

We regret that we are unable to issue refunds for this course.  We will do our best to transfer you to another course should you end up with an scheduling conflict.  Please write to WHOoffice@washhomeschool.org to transfer your registration to the next course.

Qualifying to Homeschool

Taking the course is only one of the ways to qualify to homeschool.  Here are all the ways you can qualify to homeschool in the State of Washington:

* 45 college quarter credits
* Take a Parent Qualifying Course
* Hire a WA state certificated teacher to provide oversight
* Gain superintendent approval

It is WHO’s position that being signed up for a PQC is sufficient for removing your kids and beginning homeschooling. It’s our position that you don’t have to wait.

Please Read Through This Entire Page Before Making Your Selection.

Early Bird Registration (through January 9, 2021):

Single Registration ($90):

This is for one person only.

Register Here!

 

Couple Registration ($120):

The couples registration is designed for two parents of the same children to attend the course together.  (This might be two parents in the same household, or it might be two of the parents from blended households (parent and step-parent), or two generations residing together (parent and grandparent) homeschooling the same children.  This registration includes one certificate with the two individuals in the couple.

Register Here!

 

Audit Registration ($30 for WHO members, $50 for non members – Join here ($10):
This option is for folks who qualify by way already having the necessary college credits, and want the content of the course, but don’t need the certificate.

Register Here!

 

Late Registration (after January 9, 2021 ):

Single Registration ($150):

This is for one person only!

Register Here!

 

Couple Registration ($180):

The couples registration is designed for two parents of the same children to attend the course together.  (This might be two parents in the same household, or it might be two of the parents from blended households (parent and step-parent), or two generations residing together (parent and grandparent) homeschooling the same children.  This registration includes one certificate with the two individuals in the couple.

Register Here!

 

Audit Registration ($60):  This option is for folks who qualify by way already having the necessary college credits, and want the content of the course, but don’t need the certificate.

Register Here!

Course Information:

Confirmation:
After you register, you will receive an email from Washington Homeschool Org with the subject line Thank you for registering for Parent Qualifying Course.  This email will come immediately, but may end up in your spam folder, or if you are a Gmail user, it could end up in your Promotional tab. Please check your spam or promotional folder and white list the whocontact@washhomeschool.org email address.

*Should you have your phone set to “Dark Mode” and on some iPhones: this email may appear blank, because of your settings.  Please leave Dark Mode and/or view via your computer, or forward the email to yourself.
(When you write us to tell us it’s blank, it shows us the email fullywith all the information you need.   It’s there — it’s just your interface that is the issue in viewing it).

Registering for GoToWebinar:
Your confirmation email will contain a link to the course.  This requires a second registration, this time for the GoToWebinar.  Please make sure to log on about 15-20 minutes before class.  If you do this registration now, it will take you to a blank page.  On the day of class, immediately prior to our start time, it will take you to a waiting room.

Course Materials:
A second email (from Washington Homeschool Org, subject title Update on Parent Qualifying Course) will come one week before the class and again immediately before class.  This email will give you the log on information again, and will contain a link to the .pdf files that contain the course handbook and information.  The course handbook will fit neatly into a 1/2″ 3-ring binder, printed single-sided.  Please be prepared to view the handbook as well as the course together.

Cameras/Microphones:

The course is best viewed from a computer.  If you are a couple, you can view together with a single log-in.  You do not need a working camera or microphone, as we do not use those for the interface.

About the course:
This course fulfills RCW 28A.225.010(4)(b).  It need be taken only once, and is good “for life” in WA state.  We will cover everything you need to know to fulfill your obligations under the HBI (homeschool) law.  Note that this course is only 4 hours in length — if you are looking for a course that will tell you how and what to use to homeschool, you’ll want a longer course, and may want to explore the other offerings in our state:  https://washhomeschool.org/qualifying-courses/

It is my belief that it would be great hubris on my part to tell you how to homeschool and what will work for you and yours.  Even between your children, you will likely find quite a variety with something that works great for one being a poor fit for another.  I don’t know you and your family well enough to tell you what to use, but we will discuss how to make those decisions.
This course has been described to me as me “pointing a fire hose of information directly into your face for 4 hours,” but I am told that it’s also empowering, encouraging, and at least somewhat entertaining.  (The latter often expressed as, “not as boring/terrible as I thought it was going to be” . . . um, thanks?)  Suffice to say, I do try to keep it as lively and engaging as I can — if I cannot keep you awake, that’s really on me (or you had a REALLY hard night)

Refunds:
We regret that we are unable to issue refunds for this course.  We will do our best to transfer you to another course should you end up with an scheduling conflict.  Please write to WHOoffice@washhomeschool.org to transfer your registration to the next course.