You can also pay, I believe, 20 bucks and do a deferred year. All you need is a friend that has a license to sign for you. I think you must hunt with this person and not by yourself, which is the only draw back. I would only suggest this if you've hunted before, since there is a good reason behind this requirement. Lastly, if you're from another state and took a HE course there it qualifies here. I called Illinois DNR and asked for a copy of mine since I needed it for here...24-years later they still had record of it!
This program gives you a one year grace period on the HE course requirement.
Washington's 2009 Big Game Pamphlet has information on Hunter Ed on page 75. It explains the one year deferral and it also has contact numbers for courses. There is also information about an online course to complete reqiured training. Good Luck