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Renewals

Getting Started

Step 1: Is your contact information current?

If your contact information isn’t current in our system, we recommend you complete and submit the contact information change form before renewing online. We mail renewed credentials to the address on file at the time of renewal. The U.S. Postal Service won’t forward Department of Health mail. A valid email address is mandatory. Updated credentials are typically printed daily during normal business hours.

Step 2: Has your name changed recently?

Before renewing online, we recommend submitting any name change requests to our office at least two weeks before renewing online. We print renewed credentials with the name we have on file at the time of renewal. Name change requests require a copy of your certified marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order. The request must be submitted to medical.commission@doh.wa.gov

Step 3: Physician and Physician Assistant Demographic Census.

Complete the demographic census required by the Medical Commission for workforce planning.

Online Renewals

Please visit this page and follow the instructions to renew your license online.

To renew by mail:

Your renewal fee must be postmarked or received by midnight of the expiration date or it is considered late. A late fee will be assessed. You can pay through regular or overnight mail or in person. Your credential may be renewed up to 90 days before it expires. You should receive a courtesy renewal reminder six to eight weeks before the credential expires. If you do not receive the notice within four weeks of your expiration date, call 360-236-2750 or email the medical commission for help.

Checks or money orders are payable to:

Washington State Department of Health
P.O. Box 1099
Olympia, WA 98507-1099

Address for overnight mail:

Washington State Department of Health
101 Israel Rd S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501

Renewal processing time:

Sent by mail it will take about two weeks to update.

If the payment is walked in to the front counter it will take about three to seven business days. This saves mail time and you will receive verification during the visit.

Our goal is to process all renewals within seven business days after we receive them. This includes payment and processing time.

To renew your license without the Courtesy Renewal notice:

Courtesy renewal notices are not required for renewal. You can update your credential by mailing your renewal payment to us with documentation of your name, credential number, current mailing address and any other renewal requirements. If your Continuing Medical Education (CME) is due this renewal period please include an attestation.

To change to Retired Active Status: