Washington Psychologists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Washington Psychologists

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

The Washington State Examining Board of Psychology accepts courses from any provider who is approved by the American Psychological Association.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Washington Psychologists: The Secretary of Health has extended health profession license expiration dates for licenses up for renewal between April 1 and September 30, 2020. This extension will allow health professionals to focus on patient care and promote continued patient safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. Because renewal payment won’t be required until September 30, 2020, it will also reduce the economic burden on those providers not able to work during this emergency. For more information, please visit: https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate.

Psychologists: Required 60 hours every three year licensing period, all of which may be taken by correspondence.* A minimum of 4 of the 60 hours must be in ethics every three year licensing period.

*NetCE courses are considered correspondence.

For More Information

Please contact the Washington State Examining Board of Psychology at (360) 236-2912 or http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/MentalHealthProfessions/Psychologist/ContinuingEducation.aspx for additional information regarding your continuing education.