Washington Department of Health Licensing Requirements
HIV/AIDS and Suicide Prevention Training
Choose Washington State-Mandated Courses
| HIV/AIDS Training for Washington Healthcare Professionals (4 CH)
REQUIRED: SEE APPROVED LICENSES Fulfills the requirement for 4 hours of HIV/AIDS training for healthcare professionals in the Washington State. Covers transmission and infection control, legal and ethical issues, psychosocial issues, and WA reporting requirements.
| HIV/AIDS Training for Washington Healthcare Professionals (7 CH)
REQUIRED FOR LICENSURE: SEE APPROVED LICENSES Fulfills the requirement for 7 hours of HIV/AIDS training in Washington State. Covers transmission of HIV, infection control, WA laws concerning confidentiality and testing, clinical manifestations and treatment, psychosocial issues, and legal and ethical issues.
| Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management for Washington Healthcare Professionals: Suicide Prevention Training Program
REQUIRED SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING - 6 HOURS 6-hour training approved by WA DOH on how to assess and determine risk for suicide, and appropriate treatment and management for at-risk individuals.
| Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training for Washington Healthcare Professionals (3 CH)
REQUIRED SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING - 3 HOURS Suicide risk assessment, treatment, and referral/management. Understanding the complex nature of suicide, how to assess and determine risk for suicide, treatment modalities for suicidal behavior; prevention and intervention strategies.
Detailed Washington License Renewal Information
HIV/AIDS mandatory education
The Washington Department of Health requires you to have AIDS education if you
- Work as a health care professional or in a state licensed or health care facility in Washington
- Want to get a license, certification or registration to practice a regulated health care profession in Washington State
4 hour HIV/AIDS
For veterinarians, veterinary technician, optometrists, nursing home administrators, mental health counselors, chiropractors, and more, see list:
7 hour HIV/AIDS
For registered nurses (RN), occupational therapists, athletic trainers, dentists, psychologists, pharmacists, naturopaths, and more, see list:
Beginning July 1, 2017, healthcare professionals need to take Suicide Prevention Training:
6 hour Suicide
For social workers, licensed mental health professionals, nurses, marriage and family therapists, naturopaths, osteopathic physicians/surgeons/physician assistants, physicians and physician assistants, psychologists, and retired active licensees of the above professions.
3 hour Suicide
For certified counselors and advisers, chemical dependence professionals, chiropractors, occupational therapists and assistants, and physical therapists and assistants.
Updated: July 2017, for details, always refer to your board.