Licensing information - Applications and forms, fee schedule, licensing requirements, continuing education
- Orthotics and Prosthetics Consumer Information (PDF)
- Recruitment – The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Orthotist and Prosthetist Advisory Committee. We have four vacancies: one orthotist, one prosthetist, and two public members. The orthotist and prosthetist members must be practicing and a holder of license for practice of either prosthetics or orthotics, or both, in this state. The public members may not be affiliated directly or indirectly with the profession being credentialed. Public members may not be or have been a licensee of a health occupation committee or an employee of a health facility. Public members may not derive his or her primary livelihood from the provision of health services at any level of responsibility. If you're interested in applying for an appointment to the Orthotist and Prosthetist Advisory Committee, complete the application online (PDF). Applications, along with a current resume, must be submitted by October 31, 2022.
- Take the Washington Health Workforce Survey.
- The Washington Department of Health filed a CR-103 rule-making order for WAC 246-850-030 and 246-850-060 as WSR 22-17-083 on August 17, 2022. The Department of Health is adopting amendments to clarify language on examination requirements for licensure. The department identified several needed clarifications regarding the date of when applicants complete their education and take the national certification examination. The changes do not alter the effect of the missing rule. The CR-103 rule-making order is online (PDF).
- Continuing education – On July 29, 2022, Gov. Inslee announced his intent to rescind Proclamation 20-32.11 (PDF). This proclamation temporarily waived the requirements in chapter 246-12 WAC related to continuing education for health care professionals. When the proclamation ends on October 27, 2022, providers will again be required to attest that they have met continuing education (CE) requirements for license renewal. The Department of Health will excuse orthotists and prosthetists from attesting to completion of CE requirements as a requirement for license renewal until they have completed their next full CE cycle after October 27, 2022. “Full cycle” means the full timeframe for completing CE, which is three years for orthotists and prosthetists.