Citizenship Classes

Citizenship Classes

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen?

Over one million immigrants arrive in the United States each year and many need assistance navigating the naturalization process. Our team of D.O.J. Accredited Immigration Specialists and trained instructors have partnered with the Pierce County Library System to host Free Citizenship Classes to prepare you for your citizenship interview and civics exam.

About Citizenship Classes

We offer Citizenship Classes weekday evenings and Saturday mornings in several locations around the Puget Sound. Over the course of 10-11 weeks, trained instructors and Tacoma Community House volunteers will help you prepare for your citizenship interview and civics exam.

Citizenship Classes cover:

  • 100 questions and answers for the naturalization exam
  • Interview format and interview skills
  • Fundamentals of American history
  • Required reading and writing vocabulary
  • Foundations of democracy and the electoral process

Basic Eligibility Requirements*

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have been a lawful permanent resident for the past 5 years (3 if married to a U.S. Citizen)
  • Have been living in the U.S. for 2.5 of the past 5 years (1.5 if married to a U.S. Citizen)
  • Have not been outside of the U.S. for one year or more
  • Be a person of good moral character
  • Can read, write, and speak basic English

*Other eligibility factors and conditions apply. More details provided when you attend the information session.

Cost: Application assistance and citizenship classes are currently provided at no charge/free to the public with the support of the following funding: U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Number DHS-16-CIS-010-002 and by Department of Social and Health Services Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance contract number 1713-95241.


How to Sign Up for Citizenship Classes

Those who are interested in participating in Citizenship Classes MUST attend an information session at Tacoma Community House (1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA) to determine eligibility. Upcoming sessions:

Friday, June 15
Tuesday, June 26
10am-12pm & 4:30-6:30pm
Monday, July 16
  • Required: Please bring your Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card) and photo ID/Drivers License to the information session.

Jesus Pinedo, BIA Accredited Immigration Specialist

If you do not wish to attend Citizenship Classes but still need assistance completing your naturalization paperwork, please call (253) 383-3951 to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a D.O.J. Accredited Immigration Specialist.