Professional Development

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

Read about important updates to the Professional Development benefits.

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

Fill out the professional development reimbursement form.

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.

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

Fill out the professional development reimbursement form.

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 Funding

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

Nurses (RNs)

The Training Fund offers 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!

Fill out the RN specialty certification reimbursement form.

Free unlimited courses through our partner CEU provider.

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
Our partner, CE Direct, offers over 700 virtual ANCC-accredited continuing education courses all in one place.

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

 

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

LifeTek Certifications

Your Training Fund has partnered with LifeTek to provide discounted courses for common certifications.

We are excited to offer you this opportunity!

Certification courses include:

  • BLS for Providers
  • CPR Certification
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • ACLS with BLS Combo Courses

Training Fund members will be offered a 15% discount off the cost of the open enrollment cost of selected course as a thank you for using LifeTek.

Professional Development members can use their professional development funds to cover the cost of a class! If you have questions about eligibility or other benefits you may qualify for, here is a link to our eligibility page.

Visit our LifeTek Page to register for a course today!

If you have any questions or need help accessing this benefit, please contact your Training Fund at
425-255-0315 or .

CANCELLATION: Notification of a cancellation must be made at least 72 business hours prior to a class start date and time. Depending on the course, a fee will be charged for cancellations made in less than 72 business hours. You will be personally responsible for the cancellation fee, not the Training Fund. Notification must be called in to
855-448-3277.

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.