Retired Active License: Licensed Counselor
A licensed counselor who obtains retired active licensure status can practice in emergency circumstances such as earthquakes, floods, when war has been declared, or states of emergency; the licensed counselor who holds a retired active license can also practice up to 90 days in each calendar year in non-emergencies.
Retired active credential
(1) To obtain a retired active license a licensed counselor must comply with chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 5. (2) A licensed counselor with a retired active license may practice no more than ninety days each year in Washington, or practice only in emergency circumstances such as earthquakes, floods, time of declared war or other states of emergency; and (3) A licensed counselor with a retired active license must renew yearly on their birthday, and must report thirty-six hours of continuing education as required under WAC 246-809-630 every two years.