Become an EAP Network Provider

The Washington State EAP accepts applications from qualified behavioral health professionals on an ongoing basis. Providers offer short-term EAP counseling, or "assessments," and may additionally provide critical incident response, EAP trainings and presentations, or represent the EAP at benefits and wellness fairs.

EAP referrals compliment your caseload

Providing care to EAP clients allows you to:

  • Receive referrals directly – no promotional efforts.
  • Easily fill gaps on your schedule with short-term care.
  • Receive a variety of client cases and employee demographics.

The EAP is easy to work with

  • You'll be reimbursed quickly.
  • There's no minimum referral requirement.
  • Documentation is simple and quick with a HIPAA-compliant online portal.
  • Clinical case consultation and support is available.

Apply to become a network provider in four steps

  1. Read our qualifications.
  2. Read our frequently asked questions (FAQ).
  3. Submit an application.
  4. EAP program staff will contact you.


The EAP seeks knowledgeable and skilled clinicians who:

  • maintain the highest level of ethical and confidentiality standards,
  • have experience delivering EAP services or other short-term, solution-focused interventions,
  • are passionate about supporting public servants,
  • have the ability to routinely serve EAP clients within 2-3 business days
  • possess broad knowledge of community resources, and
  • are able to effectively serve diverse populations with respect and expertise.

Minimum qualifications to apply

  • Current, unrestricted and unencumbered license to practice a clinical mental health profession by the appropriate licensing board in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho in one of the following disciplines:
    • Psychology
    • Clinical Social Work
    • Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Professional Counseling or Mental Health Counseling,
  • History of ethical, competent practice, as documented by your licensing authority and self-attestation.
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time clinical experience while licensed at the independent level (this means that after having your associate license and then receiving your independent licensure, you need to have an additional 2 years of full-time clinical experience or 4 years of part-time clinical experience to qualify).
  • For in-person sessions, an office that is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. (Not applicable for tele-health.)
  • Current professional liability insurance and commercial general liability insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 annual aggregate.

Frequently asked questions

Before applying, please read our FAQ to learn more about becoming a contracted provider.

Application form

To become an EAP network provider, submit an application form. We'll contact you with registration instructions and other details. Please allow 2 weeks to process your application.

Contact us

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)