Dentists must complete 63 hours of continuing education every three years. The three-year continuing education reporting period for a dentist licensed in Washington before 2019 begins January 1, 2019. Verification of completion of continuing education hours will be due on the dentist’s annual license renewal date in 2022, and every three years thereafter.
The three-year continuing education reporting period for a dentist initially licensed in Washington in 2019 or later begins upon date of licensure and every three years thereafter.
The 63 hours of continuing education can be obtained any time during the required three-year reporting period.
To find out when your CE hours are due, you can look on your courtesy renewal card and the due date will be listed under the fees section. You can also use the Provider/Facility Search
to look up your license and it will reference your CE due date.
Continuing education completed after a dentist’s birthdate in 2018 through December 31, 2018, may be counted for the new three year reporting period that ends in 2022.