Once every 6 years, you’ll be required to submit your fingerprints with your active license renewal. We’ll determine when you must submit fingerprints, and send you a fingerprint card and instructions with your renewal notice.
How to get your fingerprints taken
Take the fingerprint card you got with your renewal notice to any fingerprinting service approved by the Washington State Patrol.
Each fingerprinting service sets its own fee, and you’ll be required to pay them when you get your fingerprints taken.
When you submit your renewal application, you must also pay us a fee to process your fingerprints through the Washington State Patrol and FBI.
What happens if your fingerprint report shows a conviction
We’ll review each fingerprint report that shows a conviction on a case–by–case basis. During the review, we’ll look at:
The type of crime.
The level of the conviction.
The relationship of the crime to professional real estate practices.
The length of time since the conviction occurred.
Whether you previously notified us of the conviction as required.
During the investigation, we may ask you or other sources to provide additional information about the conviction. Your license status won’t be affected while we review and investigate the conviction report.
If we decide to proceed with a disciplinary action against your license, we’ll notify you and provide information about the process. In most cases, the active status of your license won’t be affected until the process is fully completed and a final order is signed.