Learn how to update or renew your architect license. You need to renew every two years and can renew up to 120 days before your license expires.
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Renew your license
- Licenses expire every two years.
- You can renew up to 120 days before your license expires.
Have your required professional development completed.
Update your contact information online, if necessary, before you renew your license.
How to renew your license
Gather the required documents:
- Your license number.
- Payment for the renewal fee.
- If needed, documents for legal background questions.
Renew your license online
Renew your license by mail
Follow the instructions on your renewal notice. No renewal notice? Submit an Architect Renewal Application.
How to update your license
Update your name or contact information, or request a duplicate license using the method that works best for you.
Update your license online
Create your Secure Access Washington (SAW) account or log into your existing SAW account to change your information online.
Update your license by email
Send us an email with your changes.
Update your license by mail
Send a letter with your changes to:
Washington State Board for Architects
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9021
Olympia, WA 98507‑9021
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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