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Washington State Requirements

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Washington Broker Licensing

Educational Requirements to Obtain a Broker's License:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior to taking the exam complete 90 hours of education (within 2 years), including 60 hours of Real Estate Fundamentals and 30 hours of Real Estate Practices.
  • Pass the Real Estate Broker examination.
  • Complete a fingerprint background check through the Washington State Patrol and the FBI, if you don't already have one on file.
  • Submit completed application and fees.

 

Broker First Renewal

The educational requirement for the first renewal is 30 hours of Advanced Practices, 30 hours of Real Estate Law and 30 hours of Continuing Education.


Broker Continuing Education

Educational Requirements to renew a Broker's License:

  • Must complete 30 hours of continuing education by the expiration date listed on your license.
    • 3 of these hours must be the prescribed WA core course
    • 27 of these hours may be any elective continuing education courses

Managing Broker Licensing

Educational Requirements to Obtain a Broker's License:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have 3 years full-time experience as an active real estate broker.
  • Complete 90 hours of education within 3 years of taking the managing broker exam, including 30 hours of Real Estate Broker Management, 30 hours of Business Management and 30 hours of Advanced Real Estate Law.
  • Pass the Managing Broker licensing examination.
  • Complete a fingerprint background check through the Washington State Patrol and the FBI, if you don't already have one on file.
  • Submit completed application and fees.


Managing Broker Continuing Education

Educational Requirements to renew a Managing Broker's License:

  • Must complete 30 hours of continuing education by the expiration date listed on your license.
    • 3 of these hours must be the prescribed WA core course
    • 27 of these hours may be any elective continuing education courses.

If you got your real estate license BEFORE July 1, 2010:

  • If you have NEVER renewed your license before, you must complete: a 30-hour Real Estate Practices course; 30 hours of other approved real estate courses, including the three-hour Core Curriculum course; and a 3-hour Transition Course (you need to take this course only once; it is not required for subsequent renewals)
  • If you have renewed your license before, but are now renewing it for the first time since June 30, 2010, you must complete: 30 hours of approved real estate courses, including the three-hour Core Curriculum course; and a 3-hour Transition Course (you need to take this course only once; it is not required for subsequent renewals)
  • If you are renewing your license for the second time after June 30, 2010, you must complete: 30 hours of approved real estate courses, including the three-hour Core Curriculum course.

If you got your real estate license ON or AFTER July 1, 2010.

  • If you have NEVER renewed your license before, you must complete: a 30-hour Advanced Real Estate Practices course, a 30-hour Real Estate Law course, and 30 hours of other approved real estate courses, including the three-hour Core Curriculum course.
  • If you are renewing your license for the second (and each subsequent) time, you must complete: 30 hours of approved real estate courses, including the three-hour Core Curriculum course.
  • You can only use a course to fulfill the renewal requirement if you began the course: (1) after issuance of your initial license; and (2) within 36 months of your renewal date.
  • If you have taken more than 30 hours during a renewal period, up to fifteen hours of any excess can be carried forward to the next two-year renewal period.