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How to renew your license: Architects

We have a new online system available for managing some types of business and professional licenses. We expect some delay in our response time. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Things to know

  • Licenses expire every 2 years
  • You can renew 120 days before your license expires

Before you renew

  • You'll need a SecureAccess Washington (SAW) login to renew online. If you don't have one, you'll create it after you start your renewal.
  • Have your required continuing education completed.
  • If needed, update contact information before you renew.

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What you'll need:

  • Your license number.
  • Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit or debit card, or bank account information to pay renewal fee.
  • If needed, documents for legal background questions, ready to upload.

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Professional development audits

You may be audited by the board to confirm your professional development hours. To learn more, see Professional development audits.

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