Discover Rockwell Institute

Why Choose Rockwell

Your Success is Paramount

We guarantee you’ll pass your licensing exam — on the first try! See our passing guarantee below.

We provide exceptional student support through: a top-notch cram course, exam tips on Twitter, “Test Prep Tuesdays” on Facebook, and unlimited instructor support by phone or email.

Not only do we boast some of the highest pass rates, but Rockwell students pass Washington’s license exam on the first try — more than students at any other school!

150,000+ Satisfied Students

Since 1974, more than 150,000 real estate agents have chosen Rockwell for their education needs

We’ve provided continuing education to more agents than any other Washington real estate school

Real estate pros give us 5 out of 5 stars on Facebook!

Expert Faculty and Superior Content

Our course content was developed by industry veterans who have 15-plus years of teaching experience.

We provide superior prelicensing prep (and have the high pass rates to prove it)!

More Washington real estate professionals choose us because our CE helps agents grow and better serve their customers.

Multiple Ways to Learn

What’s your favorite way to learn? With Rockwell, complete courses in a way that best suits your learning style. Choose from virtual livestream classes, in-person classrooms, or online courses taken at your own pace.

And if you choose self-paced, online courses, you have even more options: you can listen to your course and follow along as it highlights the text in your course materials. With this audio learning option, prepare how, when and where you want for the Washington real estate exam.

Pass Rate & Our Guarantee

More Rockwell students pass their Washington License exam on their first try than students from any other school!

Most recent data: Q1 2019; pass rate data is supplied by the WA Department of Licensing

Rockwell Pass Rate:

81% National Portion
85% State Portion

All Other Schools:

66.2% National Portion
60.2% State Portion

Our Passing Guarantee

If you took all your prerequisite courses with Rockwell and pass all of the practice exams in our Cram Course with a score of 80% or higher, but fail the state license exam the first time you take it, we’ll refund you the cost of the state exam.
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Our History

David L. Rockwell started the Rockwell Institute as a small real estate school in 1974. Over the next several years, we became the leading real estate school in the Pacific Northwest, a position we’ve held ever since.

In 1981, Rockwell branched out into textbook publishing. Our Washington Real Estate Fundamentals book has been the most widely used textbook for prelicense classes in Washington for many years, and we currently publish several other successful titles, some that are specifically for Washington or California, and some for use nationwide.

In 1994, Rockwell took another step forward when we began developing computer-based real estate courses. As the Internet grew, we became one of the first companies to offer real estate courses online. Today, Rockwell’s online courses are the best available on the web.

In 2020, Rockwell joined the Colibri Real Estate family, which empowers aspiring and seasoned real estate professionals to start or advance their career through unmatched learning solutions.

Our Mission

In every regional market we enter, Rockwell Institute works hard to become the undisputed leader in real estate education. We do this by providing effective, results-driven exam prep to real estate license applicants; we also offer unrivaled CE courses for professionals looking to hone their craft (and their competitive edge) to better serve clients.

As a member of Colibri Real Estate, the Rockwell Institute is committed to the highest standards of education. We are accountable to students, educators, and other customers — and to the communities we serve. Strong relationships like these are essential to our success.

Likewise, we strive on building mutually beneficial partnerships with brokers and educators in the industry.

The Rockwell Institute will always do its best to provide fair and equitable working conditions for its faculty and staff. We see our employees as assets and they are entitled to our utmost respect. We will continually invest in their skills, knowledge, and productivity. We will provide a secure and pleasant physical setting that enhances the cohesion, interaction, and morale of our faculty and staff.

No matter where we do business, Rockwell will pursue its goals in a socially responsible manner — and with consideration for the community. Our doors are open to anyone, without discrimination.

About Colibri Real Estate

Colibri Real Estate empowers agents and brokers to start or advance their careers by offering real estate’s most comprehensive, flexible learning solutions. As the leading education company for industry professionals, Colibri has helped millions of individuals pursue and achieve more in their careers. We’ve done this by providing custom education solutions and recruitment resources to thousands of brokerages, schools, and other organizations.

Our education suite includes comprehensive content and curriculum, expert instructors, and robust classroom resources through our family of real estate schools and innovative online learning platform. We also offer the industry’s first widely available livestream learning courses, where students can get a real estate education without ever leaving home.

Have a question? Call us at 1-800-221-9347 We’re here to help!