News & Updates

  • 16 Apr 2010 3:19 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    Counsel for counselors: Get a new credential by July 1 or stop practicing - 4/15/2010 - Washington State Department of Health"Counsel for counselors: Get a new credential by July 1 or stop practicing.  Law abolishes registered counselor category; thousands haven’t turned in applications yet"

    "More than 10,000 counselors may not be able to practice in Washington after June 30. Many people who work as registered counselors haven’t taken the necessary steps to stay in practice, and the time for them to act is growing short."

    Read the full story here:
  • 15 Apr 2010 2:15 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    The Certified Counselor Exam Prep Course is coming to Spokane, WA.  Please click here to register for the course.

    If you have any questions, please email me at

    Thank you,
  • 01 Apr 2010 8:59 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)

    This message was posted to the Registered Counselors Listserv, today, from the WA State Dept. of Health.

    "Good afternoon.

    The certified counselor application has been updated to add clarity

    If you have not yet applied for the certified counselor credential, please use the updated application.  If you have already submitted an application, you do not need to submit another one.

    If you have questions regarding the certified counselor exam, please review the exam frequently asked questions document for answers regarding the six hour course dates and entities offering the course, study references for the exam, etc.

    Thank you."

    If you are not on the listserv, you may wish to sign-up, in order to get the latest updates from the department.  Here is the direct link:

  • 17 Mar 2010 10:41 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    Congratulations!!! our newly credentialed members, as Washington State Certified Counselors.
  • 24 Feb 2010 11:52 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    Our 'Links' page has been updated to include information on where to find the new laws and rules, and a PDF chart called "What Credential Do I Qualify For?".  Check them out by clicking HERE.
  • 09 Feb 2010 1:17 AM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    Our February General Meeting will be Thursday, February 11, 2010, at North Seattle Community College. 

    Additional details can be found by Clicking Here.

    We hope to see you there!
  • 05 Feb 2010 3:56 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)

    The Exam Information page has been updated by the Washington State Dept. of Health.  CLICK HERE to read more.

  • 05 Feb 2010 3:53 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)

    The Dept. of Health has added a helpful link for applications that are now being processed.  Read more about it by CLICKING HERE.

  • 04 Feb 2010 4:00 AM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    Online registration is now available for the Certified Counselor Exam Preparation Course. 

    February 20 - 21, 2010  Seattle, WA
    March 6 - 7, 2010  Seattle, WA
    March 20 - 21, 2010   Seattle, WA

        You may register now by CLICKING HERE

    (Check back frequently for additional dates and locations)

    We are planning to offer this course in Olympia, Spokane, and Bellingham, if we receive enough interest in those areas.  If you are interested in attending this training in one of those areas, please send me a message ( and let me know that you are interested.  Based on your responses, I will schedule in order of most interest.  Those courses may be available as early as April. 

    If travel is an option for you, we recommend considering one of the Seattle courses listed, as dates and locations have not yet been set for other cities.

  • 01 Feb 2010 8:00 AM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)

    The Dept. of Health has posted sample questions for the Certified Counselor examination.  CLICK HERE to see the sample questions.

    Soon, you will be able to sign-up for our next Certified Counselor Exam Prep Course.  Watch the Recent News updates on our homepage for more information.


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