We’re glad you are doing business in Washington. Get access to the resources you need to start and run a business, get a professional license or certification, or drive commercial vehicles. If you are working for a business, learn your rights.
Doing Business in Washington
Find the information you need to do business in Washington. Learn how to open, manage, or close your business. File and pay business and occupation (B&O) taxes, explore opportunities to contract with state government, and locate resources for small businesses and minority- and women-owned businesses. Get guidance on complying with our state’s hazardous waste regulations, reporting paid leave, and administering workers’ compensation.
Minority and women-owned businesses
Emergency preparedness for businesses
Workers' compensation coverage
Professional Licenses & Certifications
To work in Washington, certifications and licenses are required for certain jobs. Find out if you need licensure for your position, how to apply for a license, and how to see the status of your license. Learn what types of apprenticeships are available, the requirements for each program, and how to apply.
Check the status of a professional license
Register your commercial vehicle and learn how to meet federal requirements for operating in Washington. Find information about trip permits and travel restrictions for commercial vehicles. Use the Taxpayer Access Point to pay Fuel Tax, manage your International Registration Plan, and file Fuel Tax Refund claims.
Commercial vehicle registration
Restrictions and permits for traveling on state roads
Learn how to get your commercial driver’s license in Washington