Forensic psychologist education required for doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and other health professionals

Educators must complete an approved forensic psychology course before they can practice in the state of Washington.

According to the Washington Department of Health, the course requires a teacher with at least a bachelor’s degree, and a minimum grade of C or better.

It also requires that a student complete an accredited post-graduate education program, such as a bachelor of arts, master of science or doctorate.

The requirements for practicing as a forensic psychologist include having a certificate of competency, an undergraduate degree from a accredited university or college, and at least three years of professional experience.

Washington state law requires that those practicing forensic psychology in the State of Washington obtain a license or certification to practice.

According to the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, “a certified forensic psychologist is a person licensed to practice psychology in Washington state.”