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How to renew your license: Private investigators and certified trainers

Things to know

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

What you’ll need

  • A SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account to apply online

How to renew


Create your SAW account to renew and pay your fees online.

Start renewal

By mail

Send the following:

Mail to:

Private Investigator Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401

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