Remote Work Certificate

WSU Extension

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.
  • You will be assigned a coach to provide support during the course
  • The registration fee is $299.
  • 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

Course Requirements

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.)

Course Schedule 2023

Start DateEnd DateApplication DeadlineWorkshop Days (Thursdays)Workshop Times (1 hour)
February 6March 3February 1, 2023, 11 AM PTFebruary 9, 16, 23 & March 2Noon or 5 PM PT
March 6March 31March 1, 2023, 11 AM PTMarch 9, 16, 23 & 30Noon or 5 PM PT
April 3April 28March 29, 2023, 11 AM PTApril 6, 13, 20 & 27Noon or 5 PM PT
May 1May 26April 26, 2023, 11 AM PTMay 4, 11, 18 & 25Noon or 5 PM PT
June 5June 30May 31, 2023, 11 AM PTJune 8, 15, 22 & 29Noon or 5 PM PT
August 7September 1August 2, 2023, 11 AM PTAugust 10, 17, 24 & 31Noon or 5 PM PT
September 5September 29August 30, 2023, 11 AM PTSeptember 7, 14, 21 & 28Noon or 5 PM PT
October 2October 27September 27, 2023, 11 AM PTOctober 5, 12, 19 & 26Noon or 5 PM PT
November 6December 9November 1, 2023, 11 AM PTNovember 9, 16, 30 & December 7Noon or 5 PM PT

Interested in taking the course?

Remote Work Course Application Form, click here

This form collects basic information about applicants interested in the remote worker certification course. You will be contacted by email with payment and registration information if there are spots available in your selected course.


We could not provide this opportunity without the contributions of our partners.

Avista Foundation
Association of Washington Businesses Institute
Spokane Teachers Credit Union
Division of Government Studies and Services


Picture of participant Justine Salazar

“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.