Washington Social Worker License Renewal Guide - 2024

Social Worker License

by Social Worker License Staff

Updated: May 15th, 2022

Licensing Renewal and Continuing Education

Renewals take place yearly and must be completed no later than the licensees date of birth. Thirty-six hours of continuing education (CE) are required for both levels of licensure. Six of those hours have to be in ethical and legal courses. Six hours of training in recognition and management of suicidality must be completed every six years. The provisional licenses also have CE requirements for renewal. Eighteen hours of CE are needed and every two years six of the hours need to be ethical and legal classes. Thirty-six hours of CE must be confirmed before the provisional licenses are upgraded to permanent ones.

The renewal fees are as follows:

  • LASW – $116
  • LICSW – $116
  • LSWAA – $25
  • LSWAIC – $41