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PDFWAC 308-15-080

What do I need to know about renewing or reinstating my license?

(1) Term of license: Your license will be issued for a period of one year.
(2) Initial license: Your first license will expire on your next birthday unless your next birthday falls ninety days or less after the issuance date, in which case your first license will expire on the second birthday following the issuance date.
(3) Renewal date: Your license renewal date is your birthday.
(4) Timely renewal: It is your responsibility to make a timely renewal whether or not you receive a renewal notice from the department. Your renewal is considered timely if you:
(a) Send the renewal fee to the department on or before your renewal date, as evidenced by the postmark;
(b) Deliver the renewal fee to the department before the close of business on your renewal date; or
(c) Renew your license over the internet on or before your renewal date.
(5) Invalid license: If you fail to renew your license according to subsection (4) of this section, your license is invalid. If your license is invalid, you are prohibited from offering and/or providing professional geologist services until the license is renewed or reinstated.
(6) Late fee: If you fail to pay your renewal fee within ninety days following your renewal date, you must pay the renewal fee plus a late fee equal to one year's renewal fee.
(7) Reinstatement: If you fail to renew your license for a period of five years or more, you may be reinstated upon payment of the current year's renewal fee and a late fee equal to one year's renewal fee. In addition to the payment of fees, you must submit the following:
(a) A signed statement that you are knowledgeable with the current laws and rules governing geologists in Washington state;
(b) A professional resume of your geologist activities during the delinquent period, including licensure in another jurisdiction, with sufficient detail to demonstrate to the board that you have maintained your skills; and
(c) A detailed explanation of the circumstances surrounding the reason you allowed your license to expire.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.220.040, 18.220.050. WSR 05-01-174, § 308-15-080, filed 12/21/04, effective 1/21/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.220 RCW. WSR 01-12-023, § 308-15-080, filed 5/25/01, effective 6/25/01.]
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