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The Protocol School of Washington's Online Instructor-Led Distance Learning Program

During these live, instructor-led distance learning (IDL) modules you will collaborate and network directly with other students and interact with subject matter experts while expanding your business leadership skills. Our experienced instructors are leaders in the field of operational protocol and will teach you the skills necessary to plan and implement special events, orchestrate VIP visits, and execute official ceremonies. Whether you need to develop new protocol skills or would like to refresh and enhance your current knowledge, you can select one module, or several modules, based on your schedule and learning goals.

Please click on the links below for class descriptions and tuition rates. 

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This training is designed for professionals who require competency as (or wish to learn the skills necessary to be) an operational protocol officer – one who holds an office of trust, authority or command who must understand and ensure the appropriate rules of international protocol and public affairs. Basic computer skills are suggested.

Online Protocol training is ideal for:

  • Government and Industry Protocol Officers
  • Embassy Personnel
  • Government Relations and International Marketing and Sales Representatives
  • Meeting Professionals and Special Event Planners for Government Agencies and Corporations
  • Schools, Colleges & Universities: Event Planners, Donor Relations, International Student Relations
  • Public Affairs Officers and Public Relations Practitioners
  • Human Resources and Customer Relations Personnel
  • International Corporate and Government Representatives
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Private Consultants and Corporate Trainers

PSOW's instructor-led distance learning is delivered over Zoom** and the PSOW Learning Management System. No software purchase is necessary. Students will be invited as guests from PSOW's accounts.

Participation in the PSOW online courses requires:

  • Intermediate level proficiency in spoken and written English. All lessons/modules, class assignments, and breakout sessions are conducted in English. All materials are provided in English.
  • An internet connection - broadband wired, wireless, or mobile (3G or 4G/LTE). Recommended bandwidth of 2.5mbps (up/down).
  • A computer (desktop or laptop), tablet, or mobile device.
  • Speakers and a microphone - built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
  • Supported browsers - Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. 

* Access via mobile device will require downloading the Zoom Application version 5.0. 

** To ensure the privacy of all attendees, students will enter a "waiting room" for each virtual class, allowing the training manager to vet attendees prior to entry. In addition, Zoom meetings have been set up with password protection.  The recording feature has been disabled for trainees and at no time will PSOW record trainees during a virtual class without their explicit consent.

Please review the full listing of Zoom system requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux. You can test your connection to Zoom through their test site at

Each module requires 1-2 hours of pre-work each week, in addition to approximately 3 hours of virtual class time each week.

Classes are presented in English using the platforms listed in course requirements. To ensure the best student experience, English language proficiency and basic computer skills are required.