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How to renew your license: Cosmetology school and postsecondary school

We have a new online service for managing professional and business licenses. Learn how to set up account access. If you need help with the new service, please contact your professional licensing program.

We expect a processing delay for mailed applications and renewals. Renew or apply online for faster processing of your license. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Things to know

  • License expires annually
  • You can submit your renewal fee and documentation 120 days before your license expires
  • A DOL inspector will conduct a site visit before the license expiration date
  • If your license expires before you renew:
    • Your students can't earn hours towards licensure while your license is in expired status
    • Late fees will apply
    • Your license could be subject to disciplinary action

What you'll need

  • A SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account to apply online.

How to renew

Our renewal process has changed! You'll need to answer legal background questions and provide documents if needed.

Online

Log in or sign up to renew online.

By mail

Send us the following:

* The Tuition Recovery Trust Fund deposit is not required if your school is 100% publicly funded.

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