Get your license: Theatrical wrestling school for combative sports

Learn the requirements and how to apply for a license to offer training in theatrical wrestling.

Who needs a license?

Any facility that offers training in theatrical wrestling, which is defined as a type of sports entertainment in which:

  • Two or more participants perform mock combat in a ring for the purpose of entertainment;
  • The outcome is predetermined
  • The participants do not necessarily strive to win

A theatrical wrestling school:

  • May hold wrestling events for training purposes at the school facility
  • May hold a limited number of wrestling events for training purposes off the school premises
  • May charge an event admission fee without a promoter license
  • Must feature at least 80% amateur participants at any wrestling event held by the school

How to apply

Make sure you meet the requirements, and follow the steps below to apply for a theatrical wrestling school license.

1. Meet the requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have an established place of business that offers training in theatrical wrestling.
  • Have an active business license through the Department of Revenue.

2. Complete all the necessary forms

Complete a Theatrical Wrestling School License Application/Renewal.

3. Submit your application

Submit your application online

Get your license faster by applying online!

Log into SecureAccess Washington (SAW)

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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

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

call Phone: 360-664-6644
(TTY: Call 711)
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