Program Details & Application Process – Training Certificate Level I

Our 2019-2020 Training Certificate Level I is full. To be the first to know when applications open for our next cohort, add your contact information to the wait list.

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Our Admissions Counselor, Mary Krambeer, works closely with certificate program applicants and looks forward to journeying with you —whether you are exploring or ready to apply! You can connect with Mary via email ( or phone (206.876.6149).

Costs & Payment Options

Tuition for this year-long training is $5,650. A $50 application fee is due with your application. A $500 deposit is due at the time of enrollment to secure your seat in the training. The remaining balance may be paid in full or in two or four installments.

We are committed to keeping the cost of this training as accessible as we are able. We have tremendous gratitude for the investment of our donors who make it possible for us to offer this high-touch, immersive experience. Additionally, we offer a limited number of scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship as well as multicultural scholarships for applicants from underrepresented racial or ethnic communities. Applicants may request either scholarship within the application form.

Application Process

To apply please submit our online application. Completing the form takes approximately 30 minutes and must be completed in one sitting. Applicants will be asked to respond to questions about your current work with people, experience participating in a group, experience leading or facilitating groups, and ways you have gone deeper into your own story. Space to provide contact information for two references is provided within the application as well. A $50 application fee is due with your application.


After we receive your application our Admissions Counselor will connect with you to schedule a 20-minute phone interview. Our hope in these interviews is to create space to learn more about who you are and what you hope to gain from participating in our certificate training. We are thoughtful in our review process and require second interviews when we have additional questions.


We believe this work is sacred and because of the capacity required to engage in this level of work we are thoughtful in our review process and cannot guarantee that every applicant will be admitted. We work to be transparent throughout the process. Applicants will be notified within 6-8 weeks of the completion of their application.

Travel & Lodging

Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and lodging. The Allender Center at The Seattle School is located at 2501 Elliott Avenue in downtown Seattle, WA. We negotiate room blocks at several area hotels. These opportunities will be released late spring. Some participants choose to room with fellow participants to reduce accommodation costs.

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