Learn how to apply for a professional wrestling participant license.
Who needs a license?
Anyone who is paid to participate in professional wrestling exhibitions or shows.
Professional wrestling is a form of sports entertainment in which the participants display their skills in a physical struggle against each other in the ring. The outcome may be predetermined, or the participants don't necessarily strive to win, or both.
How to apply
Make sure you meet the requirements, and follow the steps below to apply for a professional wrestling participant license.
1. Meet the requirements
You must be at least 18 years old to be licensed.
2. Complete all the necessary forms
Have a medical doctor (MD), osteopath (DO), or naturopath (ND) complete and sign a Physical Examination for Referees and Professional Combative Sports Participants.
3. Submit your application
Submit your application online
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Submit your application by mail
Mail your forms and a check or money order for the license fee (payable to the Department of Licensing) to:
Combative Sports Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401