Renew or update your license: Architects

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.

Renewal requirements

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

Log into your SecureAccess Washington account or create an account to use our Professional Business and Licensing Service

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.

Get email updates

Subscribe to the Washington State Board for Architects mailing list to get the latest architect news.

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