Coronavirus Update

For the safety of our community, UWPCE programs will be taught remotely for the 2020-21 academic year.

For more information, see our Coronavirus FAQ

Application Deadline

We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Application Steps

Step 1: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program’s admission requirements

Step 2: Apply

Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.

Related Resources


To apply, you must have: 

  • At least two years of college education and experience in information, program, security or operations management or experience as a systems administrator
  • One to two years of business experience in the public or private sector
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Also Recommended

You should also have some familiarity with information systems security fundamentals through either coursework or relevant work experience. 

UW Bothell Students

Because this is program is offered by UW Bothell, students who are seniors at that campus and who are interested in information security and risk management are also encouraged to apply. For more information, students should contact the Center for information Assurance & Cybersecurity (CIAC) at UW Bothell.

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.

Technology Requirements

You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection. This program also requires the use of Cyberworld Institute software (purchase required).

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.

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