How to renew your certificate: Court reporters

Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.

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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