Washington Counselors Continuing Education Requirements and License Renewal

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6 Mandatory Hours
30 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your counselors license in Washington

This counselors licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Washington Department of Health. We recommend you contact the Washington Department of Health for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain counselors licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Washington Counselors: Counselor

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

Online Info

Mandatory subjects:

  • 6 hours - Professional Ethics and Law
  • Every 6 years - 6 hours - Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management

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. 


No roster required

Governing Agency

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