How to renew your license: Private investigators and certified trainers

The Washington State Legislature has not yet approved state operating and capital budgets for the 2017–19 biennium, which begins July 1. If the Legislature does not approve budgets by June 30, several state agencies will go through full or partial operations shutdowns. To find out what services will be effected, see Possible suspension of services starting July 1.

Things to know

  • Renewal fee:  $175 + $15 for certified trainer endorsement, if applicable.
  • Licenses expire in 1 year. You can renew 120 days before it expires.

Renewal notices

Renewal notices are mailed 45–60 days before the expiration date. Renewal notices are a courtesy and it’s your responsibility to renew on time.

How to renew

Follow the instructions on your renewal notice. If you didn’t receive a renewal notice, complete a Private Investigator License application, mark the appropriate renewal box, and mail to the address shown on the form.

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