Limited Practice Officers

A limited practice officer, or LPO, is a person certified by the Washington Supreme Court under rule 12 of the Admission to Practice Rules (APR). Although not a lawyer, an LPO is authorized to select, prepare, and complete documents in a form previously approved by the Limited Practice Board for use in closing a loan, extension of credit, sale, or other transfer of real or personal property.


LPOs are now eligible to receive discounts on select products and services through the Washington State Bar Association.

Limited Practice Officer

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Become an LPO

Information on the LPO application and exam

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LPO Status Changes

New Employer, Financial Responsibility Forms, Address Change & More

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LPO License Renewal and Continuing Education

Information for LPOs and seminar sponsors

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LPO Forms

Useful Forms Approved by the Limited Practice Board

Supreme Court

LPO Public Notices

Notice of actions taken against the LPO license.

LPO Directory

Use the LPO Directory to find LPOs.

LPOs can log into the LPO Directory to access continuing education info.

Access the LPO Directory now.

Limited Practice Board

LPO Grievance Form

File a complaint against an LPO.

Contact Us

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