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 off-campus computers.* In order to use the software, however, the user needs to have an authorized “Named User” ESRI Account.

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

  1. Have an authorized WWU ESRI User Account
  2. Download the software
  3. Install the software
  4. Open / Login to ArcGIS Pro (using your WWU ESRI Account)



     1.  Have a WWU ESRI User Account
        1a. AND your ESRI User account must be a member of WWU’s ArcGIS Online organization 
        1b. AND your ESRI User Account must have an ArcGIS PRO License assigned to it

       If you are taking ENVS-320 you should already have all of these and can thus proceed to Step 2
       (see Notes on ENVS-320 User names and Licensing

       If you DO NOT already have an authorized WWU ESRI User Account, 
       send an email to (from your WWU email account) requesting:

  • An ESRI User Account
  • Membership in WWU's ArcGIS Online organization
  • An ArcGIS PRO License
  • Note that your ESRI Account also gives you access to ESRI's online eLearning training courses - so your ESRI Account / login gives you access to ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and the eLearning courses.
    2.  Download the software installation file (almost 1 GB): 
     3.  Install the software on your computer (or on multiple computers) 
     4.  Open ArcGIS PRO, logging in as a Named User using your authorized WWU ArcGIS Online / ESRI 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 WWU ESRI 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
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: