Washington Counselors Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your Washington counselor CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

6 Mandatory Hours
30 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Washington Behavioral Health : Counselor license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Washington Department of Health. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Behavioral Health : Counselor licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Washington Counselors: Counselor (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

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Mandatory subjects:

  • 6 hours - Professional Ethics and Law
  • 6 hours - Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management (every 6 years)


Online Limitations

Licensed Mental Health Counselors- 26 hours allowed to be completed by home-study.

Certified Counselors/Advisors-12 hours allowed to be completed by home-study.  

All licensed associates must complete a total of eighteen hours of continuing education (CE) every year in order to renew their license.


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington Department of Health
Phone: 3602364700
Address: P.O. Box 1099 Olympia, 98507

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.