How to Get Your Real Estate License in Washington

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Washington Real Estate License? Real Estate Express taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Washington, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Washington real estate license requirements.

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Washington

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Washington State Department of Licensing. We recommend you contact the Washington State Department of Licensing for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Washington Real Estate License: Broker

  1. 1. Comply with the General Washington Real Estate License Requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have your high school diploma or equivalent in order to receive your real estate license in Washington.
  2. 2. Meet the Educational Real Estate License Requirements in Washington - Enroll Today
    • Complete 90 hours of approved real estate education within the 2 years before applying for the exam. This education must include:
      • A 60-hour course in Real Estate Fundamentals.
      • A 30-hour course in Real Estate Practices
    • The real estate license education requirements will be waived for qualified applicants currently licensed in another state.
  3. 3. Pass a background check to get your Washington real estate license
    • Be ready to answer Criminal history questions and provide documents if needed
    • Submit fingerprints for a background check when you apply for your initial license and every 6 years afterward.
  4. 4. Take the Washington real estate license exam.
    • The washington real estate license exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions in the National Broker Section and 30 multiple-choice questions at a State Broker Section. You will get 3.5 hours to complete an exam.
  5. 5. File your Washington real estate license application online
    • Complete the Washington real estate license application through the Department of Licensing's online system.

Online Limitations

Students taking the Real Estate Fundamentals course cannot get credit for working more than 7.5 hours per day, therefore, the course final exam will not be available until at least the 9th day after registration, provided all other portions of the course are complete.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters for both the 60-hour Fundamentals course and the 30-hour Practices course are submitted electronically to PSI/AMP every business day.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Licensing
Phone: 3606646505
Fax: 3605704977
Address: 2000 4th Ave. West Post Office Box 9048 Olympia, WA 98502

Washington Real Estate License: Managing Brokers

To qualify for a managing broker’s license, you must: Licensing Requirements: Be at least 18 years old. Have a high school diploma or equivalent. Provide proof you have at least 3 years of full-time experience as an active real estate broker, or other qualifying experience as described in WAC 308-124A-713. Successfully complete 90 hours of approved real estate education within 3 years before applying for the exam. This education must include: 30 hours of brokerage management 30 hours of business management 30 hours of advanced real estate law Pass the managing broker’s Exam.

Online Limitations

No online limitations

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters for both the 60-hour Fundamentals course and the 30-hour Practices course are submitted electronically to PSI/AMP every business day.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Licensing
Phone: 3606646505
Fax: 3605704977
Address: 2000 4th Ave. West Post Office Box 9048 Olympia, WA 98502

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.