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Washington Real Estate License State Requirements

Please be sure you understand the requirements before taking the pre-license broker education and licensing examination. If you have any questions, please contact the Commission office at (360) 664-6515 or visit their website at the Washington Department of Licensing.

Effective July 1, 2010, Washington is a broker state.

Click HERE for more information on the new licensing regulations:

Real Estate Broker License

Requirements for Licensure:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Sixty clock hours course in the Real Estate Fundamentals Prelicense Course and thirty clock hours in Washington Practice. Clock hours must be completed within five years prior to application for examination.
  • Successful passage of examination.
  • Application for license.

First active renewal requirement: 30-hour Advanced Practice course and 30-hour Real Estate Law course, 30 hours Continuing Education courses (27 hours elective, 3-hour core)

Real Estate Managing Broker License

Requirements of Licensure:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years of full-time experience as a salesperson in Washington or in another jurisdiction having comparable requirements.
  • Complete 90 clock hours of instruction in real estate including:
    • 30 clock hours business management,
    • 30 clock hours brokerage management,
    • 30 clock hours advanced real estate law
  • Successful passage of manging brokers examination.
  • Application for license.

Please note: The experience and clock hours must be completed within five years prior to application for examination.

Click here for requirements for Designated Broker License:

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