OLYMPIA, Wash.-- The Washington State Collection Agency Board is seeking to fill vacant positions. 

Board Requirements: 

Two licensees actively engaged in the collection agency business for a minimum of five years in Washington state and two members of the general public. No board member shall be employed by or have any interest in, directly or indirectly, as owner, partner, officer, director, agent, stockholder, or attorney, any collection agency in which any other board member is employed by or has such an interest. In addition, no member shall hold any other elective or appointive state or federal office.


How much of a time commitment is serving on the board?

Members serve 4-year terms, which are staggered so 1 appointment is made in each calendar year. The board meets at least 2 times a year. Meeting dates, times, and locations are decided by the board and administrative staff.

How are the Board Members appointed?

Washington State Collection Agency Board members consist of five members, one of whom is the director and the other four are appointed by the Governor. The director may delegate his or her duties as a board member to a designee from his or her department.

Are board members paid?

Board members are compensated for their time and are reimbursed for board-related travel expenses as allowed by state law.

Who is on the board?

The Washington Collection Agency Board is made up of 5 members:

The Chair- appointed by the Director of the Department of Licensing

4 members who are appointed by the Governor, including:

2 licensees, who: 

  • Are a collection agency owners or executive employees and have been so for 5 years or longer.
  • Are actively engaged in the collection agency business for the length of their term.

2 public members\


Click this link to apply https://www.governor.wa.gov/boards-commissions/boards-commissions/apply-serve-board-or-commission

Link to current open positions https://www.governor.wa.gov/boards-commissions/boards-commissions/upcoming-appointment-opportunities

The Next Board Meeting Will be September 28, 2023, At 10:00AM

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Information regarding past and upcoming board meetings are available on the website.

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