Washington Department of Licensing - Geologist Licensing Board

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Washington Geologist License

Agency:Washington Department of Licensing - Geologist Licensing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

(3) The terms "signature" or "signed" as used in chapter 18.220 RCW and this chapter, mean the following:

(a) A handwritten identification or a digital representation of your handwritten identification that represents the act of putting your name on a document to attest to its validity. The handwritten or digital identification must be: (i) Original and written by hand, or a scanned image of an original, handwritten identification; (ii) Permanently affixed to the document(s) being certified; (iii) Applied to the document by the identified licensee; (iv) Placed across the seal/stamp of the licensee.

(b) A digital identification is an electronic authentication process attached to or logically associated with an electronic document. The digital identification may include a scanned or digitized signature. The digital identification must be: (i) Unique to the licensee using it; (ii) Capable of independent verification; (iii) Under the exclusive control of the licensee using it; and (iv) Linked to a document in such a manner that the digital identification is invalidated if any data in the document are changed. Final work products prepared pursuant to regulatory compliance shall be stamped consistent with this section and are not considered exemptions under RCW 18.220.190(4).

WAC 196-23-075

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

Upon licensure, you must obtain a seal bearing your name, license number, and the legend "State of Washington Licensed Geologist." If you are licensed as an engineering geologist or hydrogeologist, the specialty must be noted on the seal. Seals may be physically or digitally produced.

WAC 196-23-070

Reciprocal Registration


Geologist and/or Specialty License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:


Registration Renewal


Geologist Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$135 (+$115 per endorsement if applicable)


Annually by the licensee's date of birth. Licenses can be renewed starting 120 days before the expiration date.

Washington Geology Firm License

Not required

Geoscience Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Washington.

More information: Washington Department of Licensing - Geologist Licensing Board

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