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Boxers, Wrestlers, and Mixed Martial Artists

DCRA is currently accepting renewal applications for occupational and professional licenses.

  • As of July 1, 2021, you may start submitting your renewal application online if your license reflects an expiration date during the COVID-19 pandemic. For licenses that expire October 31, 2021 or later, renewal notices will be sent at a later date.
  • You are strongly encouraged to renew early to ensure that renewal is completed before enforcement begins.
  • All occupational and professional licenses are issued biennially, with the exception of Special Police Officers, whose licenses are issued annually. Licenses that expire October 31, 2021 or later may be renewed as per their usual renewal cycles. Note: if your license reflects an expiration date of 2022, no renewal action is required until 2022 when you may renew beginning 90 days before your current license expires. 

General Information

The District of Columbia Combat Sports Commission regulates boxing, wrestling, martial arts, and mixed martial arts within the District and protects participants and consumers by upholding District combat sports license laws.

The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the D.C. Council. All members must be residents of the District of Columbia for the duration of their term.

The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. Due to the public health emergency, all board meetings are currently being held virtually.

Commission meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

Applicant

Apply for license

Click to apply for a license.

 

Items Needed for Application

  • One 2”x2” passport-style photo (.jpeg format)
  • Un-expired government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license)
  • Debit or credit card to pay application, exam, or license fees

 

Inspector

Documents

  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has obtained three (3) or more years of experience as an inspector on the amateur level; or
  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has been actively engaged as a licensed timekeeper in the District or elsewhere for the three (3) years immediately preceding the date on which the application for an inspector’s license is filed.

Work Experience

  • Resume of amateur work experience and certification

 

Referee

Documents

  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has obtained three (3) or more years of experience as a referee on the amateur level; or
  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has been:
    • Actively engaged as a licensed inspector or licensed judge in the District or elsewhere for the three (3) years immediately preceding the date on which the application for a referee’s license is filed; and
    • Certified by the Association of Boxing Commissions & Combative Sports (ABC) as having completed approved training for referees.

Work Experience

  • Resume of amateur work experience and certification

 

Judge

Documents

  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has obtained three (3) or more years of experience as a judge on the amateur level; or
  • Prove to the satisfaction of the Commission that he or she has been:
    • Actively engaged as a licensed inspector in the District or elsewhere for the three (3) years immediately preceding the date on which the application for a judge’s license is filed; and
    • Certified by the Association of Boxing Commissions Combative Sports (ABC)
    • as having completed approved training for boxing judges.

Work Experience

  • Resume of amateur work experience and certification

 

Endorsement Applicant

Proof of licensure & An applicant for a license as a referee shall pass a medical examination conducted by a licensed physician approved by

  • the Commission
  • Proof of licensure.
  • Proof of licensure.

 

Examination

Exams may be scheduled online or by phone.

To schedule online, visit psiexams.com. New users will need to create an account and register prior to scheduling an exam. Once registered, select “Schedule and examination” and then:

  1. Select Government/State Licensing Agencies
  2. Select District of Columbia exams
  3. Select Account for the type of licensing exam that you are seeking

Applicants may also schedule by phone at 1-855-557-0616.

 

Fees  

Combat Sports

Application and License Fees:    

  1. Amateur $7.00   
  2. Amateur Show $25.00   
  3. Manager $110.00   
  4. (4) Permit $50.00   
  5. (5) Professional Contestant $25.00   
  6. (6) Professional Show $50.00   
  7. (7) Promoter $130.00   
  8. (8) Referee $50.00   
  9. Matchmaker $110.00   
  10. Timekeeper $110.00   
  11. Inspector $110.00   
  12. Judges $110.00   
  13. Announcer $110.00   
  14. Physician $110.00   
  15. Seconds $25.00   
  16. Verification of Records $30.00

Refund Request

 

Licensee

License Renewal

Expiration Date: March 31; Renewal Year: Even

Submit an application for renewal of an occupational or professional license.

Letter of Certification/License Verification
Request a Letter of License Certification

Consumer

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File a Complaint or Issue
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Calendar

Meeting Dates  

  • January 13, 2021
  • February 10, 2021
  • March 10, 2021
  • April 14, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • June 9, 2021
  • July – Recess
  • August – Recess
  • September 8, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021

Contact Us

Board Members

Adam Weers – Chairperson
Andrew Huff – Commissioner
Kimberly Lockett – Commissioner
Roger C. Mitchell, MD – Commissioner
Poala Moya – Commissioner

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

Board Staff

Sheldon "Skip" Brown – Deputy Commissioner
Vacant – Commission Administrator
Nicole McClendon – Program Coordinator

For more information, please contact DCRA’s Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration using our online inquiry form, via email at dcra@dc.gov, by phone at (202) 442-4320.

Address: 1100 4th Street, SW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20024
Direct Email: opla.combatsports@dc.gov

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