How to renew your certificate: Court reporters

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When to renew

You must renew your court reporter certificate every year. You can renew up to 6 months before your certificate expires.

How to renew

If you received a renewal notice in the mail and your certificate is about to expire or has been expired 3 years or less:

  1. Complete and sign the continuing education affidavit of compliance you received with your renewal notice.
  2. Send us all of the following:
    • The bottom portion of the renewal notice.
    • Your signed, completed continuing education affidavit of compliance.
    • A check or money order for the fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).
  3. Using the envelope provided, mail to:
    Court Reporter Program
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 3856
    Seattle, WA 98124-3856

If you didn't receive a renewal notice and your certificate is about to expire or has been expired 3 years or less:

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

If your certificate has been expired for more than 3 years, you must re-apply and retake the exam. See How to get your certificate for more information.

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