Amateur mixed martial arts sanctioning organization

What is an amateur mixed martial arts sanctioning organization?

It’s an organization that we license and recognize as being primarily dedicated to advancing the sport of amateur mixed martial arts, and where the event promoter, officials, and participants are all licensed in Washington.

Licensing requirements

To become a licensed mixed martial arts sanctioning organization, you must:

  • Have an established place of business that offers training in 1 or more of the mixed martial arts.
  • Have a current tax registration through the Department of Revenue.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years total combined amateur or professional experience in at least 3 of the following areas:
    • Referee
    • Promoter
    • Judge
    • Inspector
    • Offering training in 1 or more of the mixed martial arts at your established business.
  • Provide us a list of authorized representatives who will be in charge of events or exhibitions. (Changes to this list won’t be accepted within 30 days before an event or exhibition.)

How to apply for a license

  1. Send us all of the following:
  2. Mail your application and fees to:
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 3856
    Seattle, WA 98124-3856
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