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Not Enough CPE to Renew

You can request a CPE extension for any reason per the updated CPE extension request rule effective January 1, 2020. The major changes are listed below. Please see WAC 4-30-134(3) for the full rule.

  • CPE extension requests are no longer limited to cases of individual hardship.
  • Any individual who fails to complete the required CPE by the end of their CPE reporting period can request an extension prior to their expiration date.
  • An individual is only allowed one CPE extension in any two consecutive CPE reporting periods (six year period).
  • Extension requests will be accepted from January 1 through June 30 of the renewal period.
  • The self-reported deficiency (or prelapsed reinstatement) process has been eliminated. 

How to Request a CPE Extension

  1. Complete the required Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
  2. Submit a complete renewal application through your Secure Access Washington (SAW) account
    • Answer the CPE completion questions appropriately indicating that your CPE was not completed by December 31
    • Type “CPE Extension Request” in the explanation box
  3. Pay the renewal fee of $230 (Applications submitted after April 30 will be assessed a $100 late fee)
  4. Attach all CPE documentation in the “Pending Reason(s)” section of the “Confirmation” page

Failure to complete the steps above by June 30 will result in a lapse of your credential.