You may apply to replace a CPL at any time or renew a license up to 90 days prior to its expiration date. If your license is between one and 90 days past expiration, you may submit a Late Renewal Application. A fingerprinting appointment is not required for a renewal or replacement CPL.

Any license which is expired by more than 90 days cannot be renewed; an application for an Original License would be required. Military personnel unable to renew on time as a result of out-of-state deployment/assignment may qualify for an exemption to the 90-day renewal time limit. Applicants must apply within 90 days of returning to Washington state and provide proof of deployment/assignment dates.