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Here's what you need to get your Washington Real Estate license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Washington State Department of Licensing. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Real Estate licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Washington Real Estate: Broker (Pre-Licensing)

Total Hours Required: 90
Mandatory Hours: 90
Elective Hours: 0

Online Info

  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
    • 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

No online limitations


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process:

Rosters are submitted electronically to PSI each business day. 

Managing Broker – the school does not submit student completions to AMP/PSI. The student must submit to DOL, DOL will process and give the student permission/letter to sit for the exam. Once the student gets the letter – they can schedule with PSI. 

Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Licensing
Phone: 3606646505
Fax: 3605704977
Address: PO Box 3856 Seattle, 98124

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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.