ArcGIS PRO for WWU Students, Staff and Faculty

ArcGIS PRO - for WWU Students, Staff & Faculty*

See also ArcMap (ArcGIS Desktop 10.x) for WWU Students, Staff and Faculty

See also SAL / WWU GIS and RS software


ArcGIS PRO can be installed on any computer you want.* In order to use the software, however, the user needs to have an authorized “Named User” account.

Thus, to install and use ArcGIS PRO on a personal computer you need to:

  1. Have an ArcGIS Online account (if you don’t have one you, or we, can create one for you)
  2. Be a member of WWU’s ArcGIS Online organization
    • Note: this is NOT the same as being a member of WWU’s ESRI organization…
    • To request membership in WWU’s ArcGIS Online organization send an email to (from your WWU email account) requesting:
      1. An ArcGIS Online account IF you don’t already have one
      2. Membership in WWU’s ArcGIS Online organization
      3. An ArcPRO license
    • If you already have an ArcGIS Online account you can use that account to join - or you can create a new, different account
      • Note that if you use an existing ArcGIS Online account any content you have created that is associated with that account will be transferred to the WWU ArcGIS Online Organization.For this reason, if you have ArcGIS Online content you might want to create a new account to be associated with WWU and your PRO license... This would allow you to maintain full ownershp of your previous content. Any new content created using your WWU-associated account will become part of WWU's ArcGIS Online content.
    • Stefan will send an invitation to join WWU’s ArcGIS Online organization
    • If you are already a member of WWU’s ArcGIS Online organization all you need to do is request authorization for an ArcGIS PRO License by contacting
    • Membership and/or Licensing typically expires after 2 years - contact to renew either
  3. ‚ÄčDownload the software installation file (almost 1 GB):
  4. Install the software on your computer (or on multiple computers) 
  5. Open ArcGIS PRO as a Named User using your authorized ArcGIS Online account
    • Use Configure Your Licensing Options to specify Named User login if necessary
    • NOTE: you will need an internet connection to be able to use ArcGIS PRO with your Named User account (you can, however, 'check-out' your license for offline use, but you will need to first login online to do so)
    • To 'check-out' a license to be used offline:
      • Open ArcGIS Pro (with an internet connection), logging in with a licensed account
      • From the Project / Licensing tab, check Authorize ArcGIS Pro to work offline for a specified number of days
      • The license can then be used offline (on that computer only)
      • To check the license back in, login online again and Uncheck the Offline option
  6. See Get Started with ArcGIS Pro for more information:


    *    If you are on campus (using a WWU computer) contact your IT staff to install ArcGIS PRO.

If you are not a currently enrolled WWU student or current WWU faculty or staff, you can sign up for a 21-Day Free Trial with ArcGIS Online, which includes a 21-Day license for ArcGIS PRO here: