Activating Your ctcLink Account

Purpose: Use this document as a reference for activating your account in ctcLink.

Audience: College faculty, staff and students.

If you experince any issues with sign on credentials, user names, passwords or student ID numbers, please contact your college Help Desk and/or college Advisor.

Note: Ensure that pop-up blockers are disabled in your browser.

Activate Your Account

  1. Navigate to the ctcLink Sign In page ( or the Activate Your Account page from your college’s website. (If you click Activate Your Account, start with Step 3 below).
  2. Click the First Time User? link.
system log on page
  1. Enter your First Name and Last Name. Please make sure you have entered your name correctly. (If your legal name is a single name—such as Pran, Madonna or Nani—you must enter a hyphen (-) in the First Name field and enter your single name in the Last Name field.)
  2. Enter your Date of Birth(MM/DD/YYYY) as shown or use the calendar icon.
  3. From the drop down menu select.
    • SID (old) if you are a current or returning student or employee.
    • ctcLink ID (new) if you are a new student or employee.
  4. Enter either your SID or ctcLink ID.
  5. Enter the Captcha information in the “Type the text” field.
  6. Click the Submit button.
Account Activation

Set Your Password

  1. Select your preferred Hint Questions.
  2. Provide Answers to your security questions.
  3. Create your Password. (At least 8 characters, including upper and lower case and a number or special character.)
  4. Confirm your Password.
  5. Click the Submit button.
Set Your Password
  1. A pop-up window will appear. Make note of your ctcLink ID.
  2. Click the OK button.
  1. Click the Close button.
Account Activation success message
  1. You have successfully activated your ctcLink account. Make note of your new ID and Password.



CTClink is not working when i click on student center it kicks me out.
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Amanda Papini

Brad Baugh

Both my wife and I were given our student ID numbers at Spokane Falls Community College today, but have not been able to get activated. We were not given a ctc link number ... we've tried our ID numbers but that doesn't work.

Kathey Johnston

Do not have my ctc link id number and no one will answer the phone at 279 6030 what is this number and how do I get one? Can not get into the messages that are being sent to me!!!!!

Corinne Taylor

We're sorry to hear you are experiencing difficulties, please contact your college Admissions office, College Advisor or college Help Desk for more ID information.

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