Branch managers: Real estate


You must have a Washington State managing broker’s license to qualify for a branch manager’s endorsement.

How to apply for an endorsement

  1. Complete both a Real Estate Endorsement Application and a Real Estate Firm Application.
  2. If the firm is changing people with controlling interest other than the designated broker, also complete a Real Estate Firm Controlling Interest.
  3. Submit your completed application, any required supporting forms, and a check or money order for the fees (payable to the Department of Licensing):
    • By mail to:
      Real Estate Licensing
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 3917
      Seattle, WA 98124-3917
    • In person at our Olympia office (2000 4th Ave W).

Endorsement expiration

Your branch manager’s endorsement is on your managing broker’s license. The endorsement will expire with your license 2 years after it’s issued.

How to renew

Your branch manager’s endorsement will be renewed automatically when you update your managing broker’s license. See How to renew your license: Real estate brokers and managing brokers to learn how to renew.

How to change branch managers

This must be done by the firm’s designated broker. See How to update your firm license

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