Registration Policy

Our registration and cancellation policies

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible. It is very important for our planning and ensures that any students on the waitlist have an opportunity to attend if a space opens. 

All classes are subject to a nonrefundable $75 registration fee. 

2 - 10 day and 4 week courses:

  • We require payment in advance.
  • For our shorter (2-3 day) courses we ask for the full course fee when you register.
  • For our longer (5-10 day) courses we ask for a $200.00 deposit at the time of registration. If you are paying with a check or cash, you must send in your deposit at the time of registration. The balance of the course fee is due 30 days before the course starts. We will send you a reminder to pay the balance due 45 days before the course starts.
  • If you have to cancel a course registration more than 30 days before the course starts we will refund any payments less a $75 registration fee.
  • If you cancel a course registration less than or equal to 30 days before a course starts your deposit is non-refundable. 
  • If you cancel a course registration less than or equal to 15 days before a course starts your course fee is non-refundable. 

12 Week Intensive Courses:

  • For intensive courses we ask for a $200 deposit at the time of registration. The balance of the course fee is due 45 days before the course starts. We will send you an invoice 60 days before the course starts.
  • If you have to cancel a course registration more than 45 days before the course starts we will refund any payments less a $75 registration fee.
  • If you cancel a course registration less than 45 days before a course starts, your deposit is non-refundable. 
  • If you cancel a course registration less than 30 days before a course starts, your course fee is non-refundable. 
  • If you register less than 60 days before the start of a class, your course fee is due 15 days after registration. 
  • If you register less than 15 days before the start of a class, your course fee is due before the first day of class. 

Registration and cancellation policies for intensive courses effective as of January 2017

Cancelling a Course

  • Canceling classes is no fun for us and definitely no fun for you.
  • If we have to cancel a course we will fully refund your course fee.
  • We will confirm your class as soon as it reaches the minimum enrollment (6-8 students).
  • If we do not see the minimum enrollment six weeks from the class start date we will warn you at that time.
  • One month (30 days) before class start we will make a go/no-go decision and let you know.

How can I tell if a class is full?

  • Try to register for the class by clicking the Register link on a course description page. If the class is full the system will offer to wait list you - you can sign up for the wait list. If there are spaces on the course you can go ahead and register.

   Explanation of Course Fees

  • We charge a materials for most classes - this covers the cost of the wood and the time takes to prepare the kits. In some classes it will also cover the cost of dusts masks, abrasives, finishes etc.
  • In some project classes we will take a materials deposit as we cannot accurately predict the price of lumber at the time when we prepare the stock. We will notify you of the final materials cost approximately one month before the class.
  • In some classes we will take you to the local lumberyard to select and purchase your lumber - we have negotiated a student discount.

Non-Discrimination Policy

"Consistent with its values and beliefs and in accord with the relevant federal and state statutes, the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades does not discriminate in the admission of students, appointment of staff, or recruitment of members of the Board of Directors or other volunteers on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation."