Learn the requirements and how to apply for a license to work as a physician at boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and martial arts competitive events.
Who needs a license?
Anyone who works as an event physician at a boxing, kickboxing, or martial arts event when the event is required to be overseen by the Department of Licensing or an amateur mixed martial arts sanctioning organization.
How to apply
Follow the steps below to get your physician license for combative sports.
1. Meet the requirements
To get physician license, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have an active license as a doctor of medicine (MD), doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), or doctor of naturopathic medicine (ND) under the laws of any jurisdiction in which you reside.
2. Submit your application
You can submit your application online or by mail.
Submit your application online
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Submit your application by mail
Mail a completed Combative Sports Physician/Chiropractor License Application/Renewal form along with a check or money order payable to the Department of Licensing for the application fee to:
Combative Sports Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-35001
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