How to Activate Your ctcLink Account (Employees)

Before You Begin

Note: For full information on how to get started including slideshows, screenshots, and more, visit the ctcLink for Employees page. For the specific slideshow on this topic, follow this link: How to Activate your ctcLink Account

You must have your ctcLink ID in order to activate your ctcLink account. If you do not know your ctcLink ID, please first review our tutorial on how to obtain your ctcLink ID as an Edmonds College Employee. 

Once you have obtained your ctcLink ID, you may proceed with the steps below.


1. Go to the ctcLink Login page
2. Click First Time User
3. Follow the instructions by entering your First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, and ID number. Under 'ID Type', select 'ctcLink ID'.
4. Once all of your information has been entered, click on Submit. If you run into an error, verify the accuracy of the name, date of birth, and ID you entered.
5. You will now be prompted to set up your account. Enter your email, and complete the security question/answer information.
  • Enter a personal email address that you have reliable access to. College communications will be directed to this address
  • You’ll need your security answer to reset your password, please remember them!
  • Tech Support CANNOT recover questions or answers for you
6. Create a password that has:
  • At least 8 characters
  • 1 UPPERCASE letter
  • 1 lowercase letter
  • 1 number (0, 1, 2, 3…)
Re-enter the password below to confirm.
7. Click on Submit when you are done
9. Your account will be activated right away. Be sure to take note of your ctcLink ID
10. You may now log in to ctcLink with your ctcLink ID and newly created password

Additional Resources

More information and slideshows are available on the ctcLink for Employees page.
Detailed information can be found at the ctcLink Reference Center: Activating your ctcLink Account
See other articles in ctcLink for Faculty and Staff