Washington Broker License Requirements

License Requirements

Learn How to Become a Real Estate Broker

You might have questions about the state requirements for getting your education or taking the state exam and becoming a practicing broker. We have made it easy for you! You will find information from the Washington Department of Licensing, Real Estate Program in one convenient place.

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However, the sheer beauty of Washington alone is enough to attract new residents each year, which means becoming a real estate broker in Washington can be a very rewarding career choice. The following is a breakdown of how someone can become a real estate broker in Washington State.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact an Admissions Representative at (800) 617-3513.

How to Get Your Washington Broker License

License Requirements Include:

To be eligible to apply for the real estate salesperson license, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Complete 60 hours of real estate fundamentals, and 30 hours in real estate practices.
  • Successfully pass the real estate broker license examination.
  • Complete the application for a Washington broker license.

In order to become a real estate broker in the state of Washington, there are a few initial requirements. First, to be able to qualify for a broker’s license in Washington State, applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. You will also need to submit your fingerprints to ensure you don’t have an unethical criminal history that would conflict with having a career in real estate.

How do I become a Washington real estate broker?

Once you are determined eligible to apply for the state exam, you may then start taking your state required broker license education. The state of Washington requires real estate brokers to obtain at least 90 hours of state approved education. This education consists of a 60-hour course in real estate fundamentals and a 30-hour course in real estate practices. Make sure you successfully complete your education requirements within two years of applying to get your real estate license.

How do I apply for the state exam?

After you have completed your state required education for Washington and receive passing marks, you can now take the Washington state real estate broker exam.

Upon completion of the course, you will have access to a Certificate of Completion when you complete and receive Candidate Examination Handbook from your school. The handbook contains information from Promisor, the state’s testing service, about registering for the state examination at one of seven sites throughout Washington. Allied will give you the information you need to succeed.

When do I submit my license application?

Once you pass the exam, you will receive an Application for Real Estate License at the examination site, which can be completed and signed by the applicant and employing broker, and mailed with the license fee to the Olympia office.

What will be the expiration date of my first salesperson’s license?

Your first salesperson’s license will expire on your second birthday following the initial issue of the license.

What are the broker first renewal and subsequent CE requirements?

The educational requirement for the first renewal includes: 30 hours of Advanced Practices, 30 hours of Real Estate Law and 30 hours of CE.

The CE requirements for subsequent renewals includes: 30 hours of CE by the date listed on your license. Three of these hours must be the prescribed Washington core course and 24 hours may be any elective CE course.

What to Look for in a Washington Real Estate School

There are many things to look for in real estate school when researching how to get your broker’s license in the state of Washington. Does the school or institution have a high percentage rate of students passing the state exam? Are their courses state approved? Your state exam will consist of a “state section” and a “national section.” This means the school needs to be approved on both the state and federal levels for education content and practices.

Is the course content material current, relevant and up-to-date? Make sure the school is familiar with what’s going to be on the state exam and how to best prepare you for it. Can you take your Washington state broker license education requirements online? This can be very helpful for people with busy schedules and full-time jobs.

Allied Real Estate Schools has you covered with each of the benefits above and more. As a well-respected real estate school, Allied has everything you need to pass your test successfully the first time around.

How to Get Started

It’s easy to get started on your state real estate broker education with Allied Real Estate Schools. And with a 100% online format, you can take your education on your own time.

Note: In Washington State, a real estate broker is the equivalent to a real estate salesperson in other states. If you decide to become a broker, you will get your managing broker license.

Congratulations! When you complete all of the steps, you will be ready to start a new career.

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