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How to renew your license: Private investigators and certified trainers

Our Customer Service Counter has moved. The counter is located at 405 Black Lake Blvd, Olympia, WA 98502. Map and driving directions (

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.

Questions? Need help?

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