Professional Development

Advance your career with the Training Fund’s Professional Development benefit

Professional development opportunities vary by bargaining unit. Explore below to learn more.

Service/Maintenance and LPN members

The Training Fund offers two Professional Development opportunities for service bargaining unit members:

Reimbursement up to $300 per year for the following Professional Development activities:

CEUs/Courses
Includes conferences and courses that carry CEU credits and required books or materials for CEU courses

Specialty Certifications
National Certifications exams or courses/review materials that prepare members for those exams.

Professional Memberships
Membership in professional organizations that provide access to CEUs as a benefit of membership

FREE access to unlimited CEU courses through CE Direct

CE Direct courses are designed for a wide variety of healthcare support professionals and include content relevant for positions such as LPNs, MAs, NA-Cs.

Submit a Professional Development Form to get started!
Professional and Technical members

The Training Fund offers three Professional Development opportunities for Professional and Technical bargaining unit members:

Reimbursement up to $300 per year for the following Professional Development activities:

CEUs/Courses
Includes conferences and courses that carry CEU credits and required books or materials for CEU courses

Specialty Certifications
National Certifications exams or courses/review materials that prepare members for those exams.

Professional Memberships
Membership in professional organizations that provide access to CEUs as a benefit of membership

FREE access to unlimited CEU courses through CE Direct

CE Direct courses are available for a wide variety of professional and technical positions.


Conference Travel and Attendance Funding

Apply to receive funds to attend national or regional conference relevant to your field. This benefit can cover costs for conference registration, travel, and hotel. Applications are accepted year-round with funding awards announced quarterly.

 Submit a Professional Development Form to get started!
Nurses (RNs)

The Training Fund offers two Professional Development opportunities for RN bargaining unit members:

Nurse Specialty Certification Reimbursement

As an eligible RN, you can be reimbursed up to $300 per year for specialty nurse certification exam and re-certification fees. Specialty nurse areas include:
-Medical Surgical nursing
-Inpatient Obstetric nursing
-Maternal Newborn nursing
-Neonatal Intensive Care nursing
-Critical Care nursing (CCRN)
-And more!
Get your reimbursement form here.

Free unlimited courses through CE Direct

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
CE Direct offers more than 700 fully-online ANCC-accredited CE courses all in one place.

NURSING CERTIFICATION REVIEW
CE Direct has complete online test reviews for the most popular nursing certification exams, including CCRN, CEN, CMSRN, RN-BC, and PCCN.

 Submit a Professional Development Form to get started!

Not sure which bargaining unit you belong to?

Look up your union contract and search for your employer and job title.

Questions?

Please contact our office at 425-255-0315 or email

Carmencita Smith

Carmencita Smith

EVS II, Swedish Medical Center First Hill Campus

“With the Training Fund, I learned what others are doing to improve their practices and make their hospitals more ‘green.’ I’m thankful for the opportunities given to me through my Union, [Swedish Hospital], and the Training Fund.