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

Psychologists: Required 60 hours every three years, all of which may be taken by correspondence.* A minimum of four of the 60 hours must be in professional ethics and law. In addition, a 6-hour course in suicide assessment, treatment and management must be completed every six years.

Beginning January 1, 2024, licensed Psychologists are required at least 2 hours of health equity training every three 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.

* NetCE courses are considered correspondence.

For More Information

Please contact the Washington State Examining Board of Psychology at (360) 236-4700, or refer to https://doh.wa.gov/licenses-permits-and-certificates/professions-new-renew-or-update/psychologist and https://app.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=246-924-230 for additional information regarding your continuing education.