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Fulfill Your Mandatory Washington Health Equity CE Requirement with NetCE

CE Mandate effective on and after January 1, 2024

Required 2 hours of health equity training 

For all healthcare professionals

Healthy Equity CE Requirement for Washington Healthcare Professionals

Beginning January 1, 2024, Washington healthcare professionals are required at least 2 hours of health equity training every four years, including strategies to reduce implicit bias and assess the provider's ability to apply health equity concepts into practice. These hours are included in the total required for renewal.

Stay Informed with NetCE

NetCE provides a collection of relevant, evidence-based courses to support Washington healthcare professionals to meet their Washington CE requirement. Courses that meet this mandate include:

Fulfill Your Requirement with Our Course Cultural Competence: An Overview 

Course Objectives


Define & Outline

3. Discuss best practices for providing culturally competent care to various patient populations.  

 4. Discuss key aspects of creating a welcoming and safe environment, including avoidance of discriminatory language and behaviors.

 1. Define cultural competence, implicit bias, and related terminology.

2. Outline social determinants of health and barriers to providing care.

Accredited CE for Washington Healthcare Professionals

NetCE’s courses are Illinois board approved. Additionally, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). NetCE is also an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 


Understanding the Washington Health Equity CE Requirement

What is the WA CE requirement for healthcare professionals?

According to the Department of Health (DOH) and its implementation of the Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 5229 (chapter 276, laws 2021), all healthcare professionals credentialed under Title 18 RCW, and subject to continuing education requirements, and must complete health equity continuing education training. This training must be taken at least once every four years.  

How many hours are required?

Washington healthcare professionals are required at least 2 hours of health equity training every four years.

What professions does NetCE support to complete their cultural competency requirement?

We support the CE/CME needs of the following professionals that are required to complete training related to the Washington CE mandate: 

  •  Nurses 
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 
  •  Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists 
  • Mental Health Professionals

Is NetCE approved by to fulfill my cultural competency requirement?

Yes, NetCE's courses are Illinois Board approved. Learn more about NetCE's accreditations & approvals for your profession