How to Register for a Class

Thank you for choosing DES training and development classes to meet your training needs! Public service employees in Washington state are eligible to register for classes as approved by their agency or organization. How you register for a class depends on your agency or organization type.

State Agencies

Agency employees can self-register for a class through the Washington State Learning Center. Learning Center platform User Guides & Resources can help learners navigate the Learning Center. If it is not clear that an agency allows self-registration, or if you have other questions, please check with the agency training manager or human resources team.

Public Sector Organizations & Higher Education Institutions

To register an External User for a class, please follow the steps on the Training Request Registration Form page.

External Users are employees of federal government and tribal entities, higher education institutions, cities, counties, public benefit 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations registered in Washington State, and government entities of other states.

Course Information

Course information can be found at the following links:


If the learner is unable to attend a class, they should contact the agency's training manager. Agencies will be billed for a registered learner unless cancellations are made on or before the cancel dates. Employers will be billed for no-shows for all DES classes. Please review the DES Attendance / Cancellation policy for more information.


Agencies may substitute learners any time before the start of the class. Please contact the agency training manager or email if making a substitution.

Late Arrivals

If a learner arrives late to the class, the instructor will decide if the learner is able to receive completion credit for the class. Agencies are billed for incomplete classes at the full participant fee.


Employers will be billed approximately two weeks after the class is completed. For billing questions please contact

Training Address

1500 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
MS: 41464

Refer to your course enrollment notification for specific course learning location

Contact Information
Call 360-664-1921