Washington Social Worker Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your Washington social work 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

Here's what you need to renew your Washington Behavioral Health : Social Worker license.

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

Washington Social Workers: Social Worker

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

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • 6 hours of Ethics every renewal period
  • 6 hours of Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Prevention (after initial licensure and before the 1st renewal; every 6 years)


Online Limitations

A maximum of 26 hours per cycle may be completed online.


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Licensing
Phone: 3606646505
Fax: 3605704977
Address: 2000 4th Ave. West Post Office Box 9048 Olympia, 98502

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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.