Psychologist - Rules in Progress

Rules in Progress

The rule-making process is open to the public. The public is welcome to take part in helping us write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. The rule-making process includes public notices and workshops, and usually a public hearing before a rule becomes final.

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Current rules in progress

Licensing Requirements

Due to the public comments received on issues beyond the scope of the original rulemaking surrounding licensing requirements, the board refiled the CR-101 on February 23, 2023, to open additional rule sections and consider additional topics. After the passing of SSHB 1724 (see below for more information) a temporary pause was placed on this rulemaking due to the overlapping topics. A notice will be sent out on GovDelivery once work on this rulemaking is resumed.  

Substitute Senate Bill 5229 (2022) – Health Equity Continuing Education

A virtual rules hearing will be held on October 13, 2023, on the proposed amendments to adopt the health equity model rules of two hours of health equity continuing education every three years. Additional changes are being proposed to improve clarity in the chapter and remove obsolete language, including provisions that allow the board to permit CE from another jurisdiction to fulfill Washington’s CE requirements and allow the board to waive CE requirements for a retired psychologist who wishes to maintain active licensure.

Full details on the proposed changes are in the CR-102 and Draft Language (PDF) and Significant Analysis (PDF) documents.


You can comment on the proposed rule in the following ways:
Submit written comments by October 13, 2023, using one of the following options:

  1. The department’s online rules comment webpage
  2. The U.S. Mail: Zachary Patnode, P.O. Box 47850 Olympia, WA 98504-7850
  3. Attend the online rules hearing on October 13, 2023, at 2 p.m.


To access the rules hearing please use the meeting information below:

Microsoft Teams meeting – Join on your computer or mobile app
Meeting ID: 244 111 655 260, Passcode: BjjFtA

Or call in (audio only):
+1 564-999-2000, 496883862# United States, Olympia
833-322-1218, 496883862# United States (Toll-free)
Phone Conference ID: 496 883 862#

Second Substitute House Bill 1724 – Increasing the Behavioral Health Workforce (2023)

Complete information on the implementation work of this bill is on the Behavioral Health Legislative Implementation webpage.

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