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Approval in Washington

Washington Department of Health MFT, LCSW, LPC CE Information

  • APA
  • ASWB ACE 1020
  • NBCC 5951

36 CE credit hours required every 2 years — 26 may be earned with

Applies To:

  • Washington Social Workers
  • Washington Counselors
  • Washington Marriage & Family Therapists’s distant learning courses are available for continuing education credit for MFT’s, LCSW’s, LPC’s, as set forth by the Washington Department of Health.

During the COVID-19 State of Emergency the department waived continuing education rule requirements that limited distance learning. They are currently conducting rulemaking to permanently eliminate these requirements. It is anticipated this rule-making process will be complete by January 2024. However, the department will continue to allow continuing education to be completed via online distance learning while this rule-making process is ongoing.

6 credit hours must be in professional ethics

6 credit hours must be in suicide assessment, treatment, and management

(1)(A) Each of the following professionals certified or licensed under Title 18 RCW shall, at least once every six years, complete training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management that is approved, in rule, by the relevant disciplining authority.

c) The training required by this subsection must be at least six hours in length, unless a disciplinary authority has determined, under subsection (8)(b) of this section, that training that includes only screening and referral elements is appropriate for the profession in question, in which case the training must be at least three hours in length.

CE Learning Systems has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. is a service division of CE Learning Systems.

Board Contact Info

Department of Health
Phone: 360-236-4905

View More Courses Currently 526 of our courses are available for Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists regulated by Washington Department of Health MFT, LCSW, LPC. These are just a few examples!

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