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Events and Trainings

Information about WABON events, courses, and required or recommended training.

Our board and subcommittee meeting information can be found on our Meetings page.


None scheduled at this time.

Required Trainings 

 Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals Model List

Beginning July 1, 2017, healthcare professionals required to complete a suicide prevention training must select a course from the Washington Model List. See the training requirements for health professional time and content requirements. We'll continue to add approved programs to this model list. Trainings must be reapproved every two years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reapproval of trainings has been delayed. Trainings can still be selected from the current Model List. All trainings will be checked for reapproval or removed by July of 2022.

The Department of Health is accepting applications for trainings to review for inclusion on the Model List of suicide training for health professionals. Only trainings that meet the minimum standards (PDF) will be included. See the program approval process for more information. The Department of Health will also be accepting applications for trainings seeking to fulfill the advanced standards requirements starting later in 2022. We will update this webpage with more information when it is available.

Starting July 2021, the following healthcare professions must take an advanced six-hour training for their second six-year continuing education requirement:

  • psychologists
  • marriage and family therapists
  • mental health counselors
  • advanced social workers
  • independent clinical social workers
  • social worker associates-advanced
  • social worker associates-independent

Please continue to take trainings off the regular Model List until advanced standards six-hour trainings are available.

Related links: Suicide Prevention Training Home | Training Requirements | Program Approval Process | Suicide Prevention Plan | Resources

Washington State Healthcare Professional Telemedicine Training

In 2020, Washington State passed SSB 6061 (Links to an external site.) and made telemedicine training mandatory for all licensed, registered, or certified healthcare professionals providing telemedicine services. Physicians and Osteopathic physicians are excluded from the mandate, however they are encouraged to complete such training.

This training meets the requirement outlined in Washington State law. Trainees are expected to maintain a Certificate of Completion for record keeping. Fulfillment of this telemedicine training requirement includes: completion of this training, 80% pass rate of the training test questions, and maintenance of records that includes the Certificate of Completion that will be awarded following this training.

NOTE: Healthcare providers do not need to complete this training if their institution or organization has their own internal telehealth training that meets the Washington Telehealth Alternative Training Guidelines.

This training was developed by the Washington State Telehealth Collaborative and the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center. Please direct questions or comments to the Program Contact listed on the WA Telehealth Collaborative website (Links to an external site.).  A total of .75 CME credit hours is available upon course completion.

Please visit the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center's website for more information. 

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WABON Online Courses

We offer free interactive e‑learning courses. Our online courses are self-directed and can be done at your own pace. 

  • Important: you can't save your progress in these courses. If you leave a course unfinished, you must start over. 
Introduction to WABON

Introduction and broad overview of the Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON).

Free online self-study course. 

What you will learn in this course: 

  • Licensing process.
  • Continued competency requirements.
  • Disciplinary process.
  • Scope of Practice Decision Tree.

Who should take this course:

Anyone who wants to learn about WABON, including:

  • General public
  • Nurses
  • Nursing community
  • Nursing employers and educators
  • Students
  • Staff
  • Other state agencies, boards, and commissions

Take the course:

Student Nurse Preceptor

Overview of the roles and responsibilities of being a student nurse preceptor.

Free online self-study course.

Developed using materials developed by Shandra L. James, DNP, RN, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Who should take this course:

What you will learn in this course:  

  • Overview of the roles and responsibilities of the preceptor.
  • Suggestions about how to fulfill each role.

Take the course:

Washington State Nursing Jurisprudence Module

Learn about nursing laws and regulations, and the Washington State Board of Nursing in Washington state.

Name change note:

  • This course was created before we changed our name.
  • The information and continuing education credit is still relevant.

Course information:

  • Free online self-study
  • 2 hours of continuing education

Who should take this course: 

  • All nurses who work in Washington state.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Washington state nursing history, laws, and regulations.
  • About the Nursing Commission (NCQAC) and our role in protecting public health and safety.
  • Specific functions of the Nursing Commission related to education, licensing, practice, and discipline. 
  • Alternatives to nurse discipline programs in Washington, including resources for substance use issues. 
  • How to apply the scope of practice decision tree in your practice.

Take course:

We create our online courses using Articulate 360, an online learning management system.

Other Helpful Trainings 

Interprofessional Team-Based Opioid Education

Course development
The trainings available through this project were developed initially as a collaboration among faculty at Washington State University (WSU). Initial development of the student-focused curriculum was supported by the Washington State Department of Health including funding from the Prevention for States (Pfs) Grant 5 NU17CE002734 through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Current funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (grant T0BHP33106) has allowed for continued expansion of this interprofessional curriculum. The contents of this curriculum are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Course information

The Interprofessional Team-based Opioid Education program provides educational materials for a team-based training program designed for health-professions students and/or primary care practice teams that care for patients with chronic pain who take and/or misuse opioids.
The training is available in two versions: one designed for implementation in an academic setting with another version designed for use in a primary care clinical setting. Both versions of the training consist of a two-hour (optional third hour) in-person, case-based simulation using standardized patients and/or video scenarios for training interprofessional teams of primary care providers/prescribers (PCP's), nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, social workers and behavioral health professionals. The academic training consists of all components that an instructor would need to implement at their institution. The clinic training is an on-site interprofessional team training facilitated by a content expert from the WSU team.

What you need to know

If you are interested in accessing the academic training, you'll need to complete a brief registration form. You will receive an email with instructions about how to access the materials within approximately five business days.

More information and course materialContact for this training