Certification Process

Any program wishing to provide intervention to perpetrators of domestic violence must request certification from the Department of Social and Health Services.

A program may not provide direct intervention services to domestic violence perpetrators without being certified by the department. DSHS considers each geographical location of a program an individual program, and must certify each program separately.

If approved, DSHS grants certification for a two-year period.

Get Application

The application forms are available online or by mail at:

Domestic Violence Perpetrator Intervention Program
Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Economic Services Administration
P.O. Box 45470
Olympia, WA 98504-5440