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Washington Continuing Education Requirements

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Washington Registered Nurse (RN)

Washington Requires
45 Hours
Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Washington requires
45 hours Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019

every three years


Continued competency requirements include attestation and documentation of:
  • Continuing nursing education. 45 hours every three years.
  • Participation in active practice. 531 hours every three years.
  • Self-assessment and reflection
Options and Acceptable Documentation of Continuing Competency Requirements PDF

 

Special Requirements
one time 6 hour suicide course
Required Courses
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Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 360-236-4703 Fax: 360-236-4738 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Town Center 2 111 Israel Rd S.E.
Tumwater, WA  98501

Washington Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Washington Requires
45 Hours
Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Washington requires
45 hours Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission adopted rulesfor an independent continuing competency program effective January 2011. Audits of adherence with these rules is effective with each licensee's renewal date beginning January 1, 2014 and every three years thereafter.

Continued competency requirements include attestation and documentation of :
  • Continuing nursing education. 45 hours every three years.
  • Participation in active practice. 531 hours every three years.
  • Self-assessment and reflection.
Options and Acceptable Documentation of Continuing Competency Requirements PDF

 

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Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 360-236-4703 Fax: 360-236-4738 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Town Center 2 111 Israel Rd S.E.
Tumwater, WA  98501

Washington Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Washington Requires
30 Hours
Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Washington requires
30 hours Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019
30 contact hours are required every two years on or before licensee's birthday and 250 hours of practice in the ARNP role at time of renewal obtained within that two-year renewal cycle.

 

Special Requirements
15 additional in contact hours in pharmacology are required if licensee has prescriptive authority.
one time 6 hour suicide course
Required Courses
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Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 360-236-4703 Fax: 360-236-4738 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Town Center 2 111 Israel Rd S.E.
Tumwater, WA  98501

Washington Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
CEUfast is not an approved provider for Washington State CNAs for ANY courses.

There are no CE requirements for general license renewal, but there are CE requirements for specialized departments. The specialized department CE requirements must be met through an approved provider.
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 360-236-4703 Fax: 360-236-4738 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Town Center 2 111 Israel Rd S.E.
Tumwater  98501

Washington Home Health Aid (HHA)

Washington Requires
12 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Washington requires
12 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Home care aides must renew their license every year. Credentials expire on the credential holder’s birthday and may be renewed within 90 days of the expiration date.

Twelve hours of continuing education approved by the Department of Social and Health Services is due each year with renewal of the certification. The home care aide must certify that he or she has completed the required continuing education with their renewal. The Department of Health randomly audits home care aides. If you are chosen for the continuing education audit, the department will contact you and request documentation that you completed the required continuing education during the required timeframe.
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Department of Social and Health Services
Phone: 360-236-4700

Washington Physical Therapist (PT)

Washington Requires
32 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Washington requires
32 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

To renew a physical therapist license, you must have 32 hours of continuing education and 200 hours of physical therapy employment every two years.

CEUFast, Inc. is an approved provider by the Washington State Department of Health for the 3 hour Suicide Prevention Training, Approval # TRNG.TG.60715050-SUIC
 

Special Requirements
Suicide screening and referral 3 hours, one time
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Washington Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 360-236-4700 Fax: 360-664-9077 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 47867
Olympia  98504-7867

Washington Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Washington Requires
24 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Washington requires
24 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

To renew a physical therapist assistant license, you must have 24 hours of continuing education and 200 hours of physical therapy employment every two years.

CEUFast, Inc. is an approved provider by the Washington State Department of Health for the 3 hour Suicide Prevention Training, Approval # TRNG.TG.60715050-SUIC

Special Requirements
Suicide screening and referral 3 hours, one time
Get one year unlimited PTA CEUs $30
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Washington Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 360-236-4700 Fax: 360-664-9077 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 47867
Olympia  98504-7867

Washington Occupational Therapist (OT)

Washington Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Washington requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapists must renew their license every two years on or before their birthday. In addition to submitting the appropriate fee, they're required to complete 30 hours of continuing education.
Special Requirements
A minimum of twenty hours must directly relate to the practice of occupational therapy. Any remaining hours may be in professional development activities that enhance the practice of the licensed occupational therapist or licensed occupational therapy assistant. 

Required
(1) Three hours of training every six years in suicide assessment 
 
Required Courses
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Occupational Therapy Credentialing
Phone: 360-236-4700 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 47877
Olympia  98504-7877

Washington Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Washington Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Washington requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapy assistants must renew their license every two years on or before their birthday. In addition to submitting the appropriate fee, they're required to complete 30 hours of continuing education.
Special Requirements
A minimum of twenty hours must directly relate to the practice of occupational therapy. Any remaining hours may be in professional development activities that enhance the practice of the licensed occupational therapist or licensed occupational therapy assistant. 

Required
(1) Three hours of training every six years in suicide assessment 
 
Required Courses
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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Occupational Therapy Credentialing
Phone: 360-236-4700 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 47877
Olympia  98504-7877

Washington Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Washington Requires
50 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Washington requires
50 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Athletic trainers must renew their license every year on or before their birthday.

Athletic trainers are required to complete 50 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years. At least ten of those hours must include evidence-based practice.

*A licensed athletic trainer may alternatively meet the requirement of fifty hours of continuing education if they hold a current certification from the board of certification for the athletic trainer (BOC). The required documentation is proof of certification during the two-year period.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • HIV/AIDS training - 7 hours
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Athletic Trainer Credentialing
Phone: 360-236-4700 Address: PO Box 47877
Olympia  98504-7877