Training and Development

PNWU employee training and development.

Training and Development 

PNWU recognizes the importance of training and developing its workforce.

Classes and Workshops

PNWU offers classes to employees in effort to support their daily work and provide growth opportunities. In addition, funds may be available for training outside of the University. Employees should see their managers for more information.


LawRoom Online Training

PNWU utilizes LawRoom, an online training solution, to meet annual required training. To access any course that has been assigned to you. visit If you don’t know your ID or password, click on “forgot ID/PW” to access the system.

Professional Development & Coaching

Professional development and coaching is available on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested, please contact Human Resources at or 509.452.5100.  

Professional Development Funds and CME

Continuing medical education (CME), membership dues and professional development leave are available for eligible employees. There are opportunities for tuition and/or other educational advancement funds. 

Education Advancement Requests

Any employee, 0.5 FTE or greater who has completed one full year of service, can apply for educational advancement funds to supplement the cost of tuition or fees for an approved educational opportunity.

Funds will be made available on a case-by-case, first-come first-served basis, and require an employment commitment by the employee or a pro rata pay back if employment is ended before the commitment is satisfied. The commitment time-period is calculated from the time of the fund disbursement.

Disbursements are a loan which is forgiven pro rata over time, and are made upon proof of payment and documentation that the class/training is satisfactorily completed. Satisfactory completion generally requires a C or better (or the equivalent). Request for reimbursement must be made within 60 days of completion of the class/training.

The amount of disbursement will generally be 60 percent of tuition and fees as follows:

  • Doctorate Level Attainment: not to exceed $5,000 per fiscal year with a three-year commitment
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Level Attainment: not to exceed $2,500 per fiscal year with a two-year commitment
  • Other Approved Programs: other programs may be approved on a case by case basis by the director of HR, such as, fellowships, certifications, institutes, or trainings that will advance a person’s knowledge for their assigned job.

Funds must be applied for prior to seeking reimbursement for a specific fiscal year. If approved, HR will set aside those funds and reimburse upon proof of payment and grades.

Requests for education advancement must be completed every fiscal year in which reimbursement will be requested.

To apply, complete the Education Advancement Application Form, have your supervisor sign, and return to HR for eligibility review and approval.


See the HR Policies for more details.