Licensing information - Applications and forms, fee schedule, licensing requirements, continuing education
- Recruitment Notice – The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Orthotics and Prosthetics Advisory Committee. We have four vacancies: one orthotist, one prosthetist, and two public members. Applications, along with a current resume, must be submitted by December 31, 2022.
- Orthotics and Prosthetics Consumer Information (PDF)
- 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.