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Remote Online Initiative
Washington State University Extension

Remote Work Certificate

Remote work (also known as telework) is a work arrangement that does not require employees to work from a central location, instead allowing a worker to complete their assigned duties from home or other self-selected location. Remote work opportunities have increased by 173% since 2005, which means that there are employment opportunities regardless of where you live.

Washington State University Extension is partnering with Utah State University Extension to offer the Remote Worker Certificate to Washington residents to prepare them to take advantage of remote work opportunities.

The 9 modules of this 4-week course will help you build skills that make an effective remote worker, whether as an employee, entrepreneur, or freelancer.


Program Details

  • The course will take approximately 30 hours over four weeks
  • There will be one interactive workshop each week with other students and coaches
  • The course work is spread over 9 modules. Review the course website for more details
  • You will be assigned a coach to provide support during the course
  • The registration fee is $299. There are scholarships available for those living in the Avista service area
  • Participants will receive a course certificate upon completion and join a growing alumni network, where you can share and receive information, job postings, and tips moving forward


Participation in the course requires:

  •  A reliable broadband internet connection
  • Computer, web camera, and microphone. There are resources available to provide technology for those in an Avista service area.
  • Basic computer proficiency, including the ability to:
    • Send an email
    • Download or upload files from your desktop
    • Do basic tasks in a word processing and spreadsheet program
      • Microsoft Word, Google Docs, etc.

The next session of the course starts on November 1, 2021!

Join us for an online zoom discussion about the course on October 13 at 10:00 AM PST.


Interested in taking the course?

Remote Work Course Pre-Registration Form

This form collects basic information about applicants interested in the remote worker certification course. This is not a registration form for the course. You will be contacted via email by the course coordinator to follow up on your interest in the course.
  • Please enter your county of residence
  • Please enter your level of current employment
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

For Other Questions, Email Us



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“This training really gave me that shine as a candidate. If you’re wanting to develop your skills, go in a different direction, or need a backup plan, this course could help you be the best that you can be.” Justine Salazar, course participant.