The KCGIS Training Program is King County's multi-faceted approach to providing tailored training options to meet the learning needs of GIS users and professionals. We offer a broad mix of learning opportunities, which includes Esri-authorized classes, a growing catalog of custom King County GIS Training Express classes, and free brownbag workshops.
What We Offer: Tailored Training Services – Real World and Hands-On
Are you new to GIS? Need to refine your skills or acquire specialized GIS training?
The KCGIS Center offers a tailored selection of learning opportunities, with Esri®-Authorized courses, a growing catalog of custom GIS Training Express classes, and frequent free brownbag workshops. Learn hands-on from experienced and highly effective instructors in our convenient state-of-the-art Seattle training facility. We can even bring our training to your work site.
Introductory Esri classes are taught by our two experienced Esri-authorized instructors, Cheryl Wilder and Mary Ullrich. Cheryl is the KCGIS Center Training Coordinator. Both Cheryl and Mary are working GIS analysts and CompTIA Certified Technical Trainers (CTT ).
Our custom GIS Training Express classes are designed and taught by senior KCGIS analysts, subject matter experts with years of real-world GIS experience.
Frequent free workshops can help anyone access and master KCGIS resources, such as iMAP, census data, and property information.
URISA-certified workshops are developed, reviewed, and maintained by subject-matter experts and provide vendor-independent education for GIS professionals and users. Classes are taught by URISA-certified instructors.
Our broad range of tailored classes, experienced instructors, convenient location, and low prices provide exceptional value for the time and money you invest in your GIS future.
Let the KCGIS Center Training Program tailor a cost-effective solution for your GIS training needs.
KCGIS Training Program Qualifications and Partners (all links below are external)
The King County GIS Center offers Esri® Authorized Courses taught by our own Esri Certified Trainers, who are also CompTIA Certified Technical Trainers (CTT ). CompTIA certification is recognized worldwide as a trusted indicator of qualified and competent professionals in the IT industry.
The King County GIS Center provides GIS training for State of Washington and other federal, local and tribal government employees via a partnership with the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services.
Esri classes, URISA workshops, KCGIS Center custom classes, and other training partner classes may be eligible for educational achievement points awarded by the GIS Certification Institute. See our training catalog class pages for the number of points that can be earned for each individual class.
Veterans' GI Bill Benefits Selected programs of study at the King County GIS Center are approved by the Washington state Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of veterans and eligible beneficiaries under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.