Renew or update your license: Funeral directors

See the requirements and steps to renew or make updates to your funeral director license.

You can renew or update your license online.

Renew your license

  • You must renew your license every year by January 31.
  • You may renew up to 120 days before your license expires

Renewal requirements

You'll pay the license renewal fee when you submit your renewal application.

Make sure you have completed the required continuing education. Keep records of your professional development in case we ask you for them during an audit. Learn more about continuing education and audits.

Update your contact information, if necessary, before you renew your license.

How to renew your license

Gather the required documents:

Renew your license online

Use your SecureAccess Washington account to renew your license faster.

Log into SecureAccess Washington (SAW)

Don't have a SAW account? Learn how to set up SAW account access

Renew your license by mail

To renew your license by mail, follow the instructions on your renewal notice.

If you did not receive a renewal notice, call us at 360-664-1555.

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

You can update your license online at any time by logging into SAW.

Update your license by email

Send an email with your changes to

Update your license by mail

Send a letter with your changes to:

Funeral and Cemeteries
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9021
Olympia, WA 98507‑9021

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-664-1555
(TTY: Call 711)
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