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Washington State Real Estate Licensing Exam Information

Published: August 27, 2018

Current Washington Broker License Exam Application Processing Timeframes

Real estate exams are administered by PSI Services LLC, a private company. Exams appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Most students are able to schedule exams about one week in advance. The PSI Washington Broker Exam should be taken after completion of a required sixty (60) clock hour Real Estate Fundamentals course and a thirty (30) clock hour Real Estate Practices course and our optional Exam Prep course. Your education provider will provide your eligibility electronically to PSI. Your school will only be able to provide course completion information if you are a registered Student with PSI. Upon passing ALL portions of the examination, you must apply for your broker’s license at the Washington State Department of Licensing.

How Washington Real Estate Licensing Exams are Scheduled

Register directly with PSI services online at https://www.psionline.com/ or by telephone at 800-345-6559. Standard mail registration is also available. Download and refer to PSI’s Candidate information Bulletin for details.

PSI Washington Real Estate Licensing Examination Site Locations

  • Bellingham
  • East Wenatchee
  • Everett
  • Seattle (Federal Way)
  • Seattle (Bellevue)
  • Kennewick
  • Olympia
  • Spokane (Division St)
  • Spokane (Argonne Rd)
  • Tacoma (Spanaway)
  • Tacoma (Tacoma Way)
  • Vancouver
  • Yakima

What to Expect on Washington Real Estate Licensing Exam Day

On the day of the examination you should arrive before your appointment. This extra time is for sign-in, identification and familiarizing yourself with the examination process. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will not be admitted to the examination site and you will forfeit your examination registration fee. During your examination process, you will be required to provide biometric verification of your identity. Biometric identification may include photography, fingerprint scan, or other.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

You must provide 2 forms of identification. One must be a VALID form of government-issued identification (Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID, or Passport) which bears your signature and has your photograph. The second ID must have your signature and preprinted legal name. All identification provided must match the name on the registration form and your course completion certificates.

Time to Complete Broker’s Exams

There are two portions to the exam:

  • Both National and State Portion – 3 ½ hours
  • National Portion Only – 2 ½ hours
  • State Portion Only – 1 ½ hours

Number of Questions on Washington Real Estate Broker’s Exams

The Washington Real Estate Broker Examination consists of two portions. The questions on the two portions will be intermixed and will not appear as separate sections.
• National – 100 questions (To pass you must attain a scaled score of 70)
• State – 30 questions (To pass you must attain a scaled score of 70)

Notification of Results Process

Your score will be given to you immediately following completion of the examination. The passing score report from PSI has two parts: one is the notification of results; the other is the application for a license. The applicant may complete the application and return it along with the proper fees to the Washington State Department of Licensing, or you may apply for a broker’s license online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/solar/Home/Login. You must wait three (3) business days for your exam results to be submitted to Real Estate Licensing. The part of the score report retained is an interim license valid for a period of up to forty-five (45) days after the postmark date of the application and fees to the Department.

Retake Provisions

If you fail the examination, you will receive a score report showing your score and reapplication instructions. If you pass one portion of the examination you must retake and pass the other portion within six (6) months of passing the first portion. Failure to do so will result in having to take the entire examination again. Candidates who fail one portion will need to wait until the next day or later to be rescheduled for the failed portion.