Learn the requirements and how to renew your security guard company, individual, or trainer license.
Renew your license
- You must renew your license every year
- You can renew up to 120 days before your license expires
Update your contact information online, if necessary, before you renew your license.
How to renew your license
Gather the required documents
Make sure you have supporting documents ready to upload for legal background questions (if applicable).
Renew your license online
You'll receive your license faster by renewing and paying online.
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Renew your license by mail
If you're renewing a company license, complete a Private Security Guard Company License Renewal Application. You'll need to renew both the company license and the associated principal/qualifying agent license.
If you're renewing a private security guard license or certified trainer endorsement, complete a Security Guard Renewal Application. Temporary registration cards cannot be used for guards with expired licenses.
Mail your renewal application form, any supporting documents, and a check or money order (payable to the Department of Licensing) for the renewal fee to:
Private Security Guard Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401
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