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Under state law, each profession must be self-supporting through the fees that licensees pay. The department sets or changes fees through a formal rule-making process that includes opportunities for the public to give input. The number of licensees in a profession and the costs to administer the profession affects fees. For more information on the process and how the department determines fees, see the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
Fee changes for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants adopted
The department has adopted the following changes to the licensing and renewal fees (PDF) for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants:
- Effective January 1, 2019 – a new section to add fees to implement the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, which was enacted in chapter 108, laws of 2017; and
- Effective February 1, 2019 – an increase in licensing and renewal fees for state license because current fees are not generating sufficient revenue to keep the program self-supporting as required in the law (RCW 43.70.250).
Fee increases for pharmacy professions and firms adopted
Effective January 1, 2019, the department adopted fee increases for many of the pharmacy profession and pharmaceutical firm credentials (PDF) because current fees are not generating sufficient revenue to keep the program self-supporting as required in the law (RCW 43.70.250).