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The King County GIS Center offers training in ArcGIS® software, which is taught by Esri Certified Trainer and CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT)  Mary Ullrich.

Esri is the world leader in GIS software. CompTIA certification is recognized worldwide as a trusted indicator of qualified and competent professionals in the IT industry.

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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.


Washington Department of Enterprise Services training 

Geographic Information System (GIS) training 

The King County GIS Center runs URISA's Pacific Northwest Education Center, offering classes from the URISA portfolio of 24 GIS-related workshops .


Esri® ArcGIS for Desktop 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.

The King County GIS Center partners with TeachMeGIS to provide training in Esri® ArcGIS for Desktop software taught by KCGIS Center instructors.

TeachMeGIS instructors also provide custom and advanced GIS training in our Seattle training facility.


The King County GIS Center partners with the United States Census Bureau to provide workshops in understanding and using Census data in our Seattle training facility.


King County GIS Center training partner GeoSpatial Training Services of San Antonio, Texas provides GIS programming training in our Seattle training facility.


The King County GIS Center partners with Northwest Environmental Training Center of Issaquah, Washington, to provide environmental training of particular interest to GIS professionals, including environmental applications of ArcGIS software, in our Seattle training facility.