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WA Benefits Planning Network

WA Benefits Planning Network

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The Washington State Benefits Network is a cohort of Credentialed Benefit Planners, Subject Matter Experts, and other professionals dedicated to supporting clients and improving systems in the area of public benefits.

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Advantages of Connecting with the Network

On-Demand Training

Members can access Wise’s Learning Management System, which contains detailed Washington State training specifics and past Network meetings for reference and continuing education. These resources provide planners with a foundation on how local, state and federal agencies deliver resources and benefits to individuals. Viewed trainings may qualify for CEUs. (Please note: these trainings do not qualify as CEUs for VCU.)

Please note that these meetings do not qualify as CEUs for Virginia Commonwealth University [VCU].

Continuing Education and Networking Opportunities

The cohort convenes monthly on Zoom to learn from subject matter experts addressing issues relevant to the clients we serve. These sessions foster valuable networking opportunities and help keep members current on service changes and news. Network members may earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through participation. 

Directory and Tools

Network members have access to a comprehensive member directory, complemented by website tools and resources, designed to assist planners in effectively supporting their clients.

Connect with us!

To request to join the Benefits Network, go here.

Important: 

  • If you are a Credentialed Benefits Planner: You must submit a copy of your Credentialing Certificate with Cornell or VCU when signing up.
  • If you are a Subject Matter Expert working in a State Agency as a program manager, policy expert, or in another key benefit-related role: Please include the logo of the State or Federal Agency for which you work when asked to upload a Credentialing Certificate

Connect with us!

To request to join the Benefits Network, go here.

Important: 

  • If you are a Credentialed Benefits Planner: You must submit a copy of your Credentialing Certificate with Cornell or VCU when signing up.
  • If you are a Subject Matter Expert working in a State Agency as a program manager, policy expert, or in another key benefit-related role: Please include the logo of the State or Federal Agency for which you work when asked to upload a Credentialing Certificate

Interested in becoming a Credentialed Benefits Planner?

As a Credentialed Work Incentives and Benefits Planner, you will have the knowledge to help people with disabilities navigate their public benefits, choose work, and plan for their future.

Cornell University and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) offer Credential programs in Benefits Planning.

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