Status Summary

First reading, referred to Higher Education & Workforce Development on 1.25.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development on 2.5.19 at 1:30 p.m. (updated 2.15.19)

Legislative Session



In Progress



This bill expands opportunities for students to pursue mental and behavioral health professions.

SB 5635 amends previous RCW for the college board workforce education program to include ninety credits for students in an opportunity grant-eligible program of study, including required related courses, that result in a certificate or degree required for employment in a behavioral health profession. Extended opportunity grant funding is limited to no more than a total of ninety credits or for more than four years from initial receipt of grant funds.

*Companion to HB1850