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Continuing education requirements.

(1) To renew a license, a licensed psychologist must complete a minimum of sixty hours of continuing education (CE) every three years:
(a) A minimum of four hours must be in ethics. Areas to be covered, depending on the licensee's primary area(s) of function are practice, consultation, research, teaching, or supervision.
(b) Beginning January 1, 2014, once every six years, a minimum of six hours must be training covering suicide assessment, treatment, and management as specified in WAC 246-924-255. These hours count toward the total sixty hours of CE.
(i) Except as provided in (b)(ii)(A) and (B) of this subsection, the 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.
(ii) A psychologist applying for initial licensure on or after January 1, 2014, may delay completion of the first training for six years after initial licensure, if he or she can demonstrate successful completion of six-hour training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management that:
(A) Was completed no more than six years prior to the application for initial licensure; and
(B) Meets the qualifications listed in WAC 246-924-255(1).
(2) Faculty providing CE offerings shall meet the training and the full qualifications of their respective professions. All faculty shall have demonstrated an expertise in the areas in which they are instructing.
(3) The Washington state examining board of psychology may require any licensee to submit documentation to demonstrate compliance with the sixty hours of CE.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.442(7), 18.83.090, 2012 c 181, and 2013 c 78. WSR 14-01-071, § 246-924-230, filed 12/16/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.83.090. WSR 99-14-075, § 246-924-230, filed 7/6/99, effective 8/6/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. WSR 98-05-060, § 246-924-230, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.83.050(5). WSR 94-12-039, § 246-924-230, filed 5/25/94, effective 6/25/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.83.050. WSR 91-04-021 (Order 129B), § 246-924-230, filed 1/28/91, effective 2/28/91; WSR 91-04-020 (Order 117B), recodified as § 246-924-230, filed 1/28/91, effective 2/28/91; Order PL 276, § 308-122-515, filed 11/16/77.]
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