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Continuing education requirements.
(1) A licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed mental health counselor and licensed social worker must complete thirty-six hours of continuing education (CE) every two years.
(2) At least six of the thirty-six hours must be in professional ethics and law, which may include topics under RCW 18.130.180
(3) Beginning January 1, 2014, at least once every six years a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed mental health counselor, and licensed social worker must complete at least six hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.
(a) The first training must be completed during the first full CE reporting period after January 1, 2014, or the first full CE period after initial licensure, whichever occurs later.
(b) The hours spent completing training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management count toward the total thirty-six hours of CE.
(c) An individual applying for initial licensure as a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed mental health counselor, or licensed social worker on or after January 1, 2014, may delay completion of the first training required for six years after initial licensure if he or she can demonstrate completion of six hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management that:
(i) Was completed no more than six years prior to the application for initial licensure; and
(ii) Meets the qualifications listed in WAC 246-809-615
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.442
(7). WSR 14-09-102, § 246-809-630, filed 4/22/14, effective 4/22/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.225.040
. WSR 04-06-010, § 246-809-630, filed 2/20/04, effective 3/22/04. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.19
RCW. WSR 02-11-108, § 246-809-630, filed 5/20/02, effective 6/20/02.]