7 Mandatory Hours
143 Elective Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Washington Physician license

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

Washington Physician: DO (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 150
Mandatory Hours: 7
Elective Hours: 143
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2024
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2024

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Mandatory Subjects:
A licensed osteopathic physician, except for osteopathic physicians holding a post-graduate training limited license, must complete a board-approved one-time training that is at least six hours long in suicide assessment, treatment, and management. 
 
In order to prescribe an opioid in Washington state, an osteopathic physician licensed to prescribe opioids shall complete a one-time continuing education requirement regarding best practices in the prescribing of opioids and the current opioid prescribing rules in this chapter. The continuing education must be at least one hour in length.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington Medical Commission
Phone: 3602362750
Fax:
Address: 111 Israel Road SE Turnwater, 98501

Washington Physician: MD (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 200
Mandatory Hours: 7
Elective Hours: 193
Renewal Cycle in Years: 4
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2025
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2025

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
Suicide Prevention Training - six hours - retain CME certificate (WAC 246-919-435).
Opioid Prescribing Training - one hour - retain CME certificate. Since the rules do not specify what the training must contain, other than it be regarding opioid prescribing best practices, we are not maintaining a list of resources. Any training that is at least one hour, provides CME, and is regarding best practices in opioid prescribing would count as having met the one-time, one-hour requirement. (WAC 246-919-875).

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington Medical Commission
Phone: 3602362750
Fax:
Address: 111 Israel Road SE Turnwater, 98501

Washington Physician: PA (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 100
Mandatory Hours: 17
Elective Hours: 83
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2023

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Mandatory Subjects:
If PAs maintain their NCCPA certification this will also fulfill the state CME requirement. 
 
Suicide Prevention Training - six hours - retain CME certificate
 
Opioid Prescribing Training - one hour - retain CME certificate. 
 
Physician assistants must also complete the Demographic Census for Workforce Planning.
 
There is a one-time requirement of 4 hours in HIV/AIDS at initial licensure, and a one-time requirement of 6 hours in suicide assessment, treatment, and management training.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington Medical Commission
Phone: 3602362750
Fax:
Address: 111 Israel Road SE Turnwater, 98501

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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.