How to renew your license: Real estate brokers and managing brokers

Things to know

  • License expires every 2 years
  • You can renew 120 days before your license expires
  • Counter services closed as of January 1, 2016
  • You can still mail applications and forms or use online services
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Before you renew

  • Complete your continuing education requirements shown below
  • Be ready to answer criminal history questions and provide documents if needed.
  • If your renewal notice says it’s time to have your background check, see Fingerprinting and background checks
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Continuing education requirements

When you renew, you must certify online or by signing your renewal form that you have completed all the required continuing education:

Active renewals

Renewal type Required continuing education
Real estate brokers
First active renewal
(WAC 308–124A–785)
  • At least 90 hours, including:
    • 30–hour Advanced Practices Course
    • 30–hour Real Estate Law Course
    • 3–hour Core Course
    • At least 27 hours other approved continuing education
  • The hours must be started after the date of first licensure.
Real estate brokers
Subsequent active renewals
(WAC 308–124A–790)
  • At least 30 hours, including:
    • 3–hour Core Course
    • At least 27 hours other approved continuing education
  • At least 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of your renewal date.
  • You may also use up to 15 hours of unused continuing education completed within 48 months of your renewal date.
Managing brokers
All active renewals
(WAC 308–124A–790)
  • At least 30 hours, including:
    • 3–hour Core Course
    • At least 27 hours other approved continuing education
  • At least 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of your renewal date.
  • You may also use up to 15 hours of unused continuing education completed within 48 months of your renewal date.
  • The hours must be started after the date of first licensure as a managing broker.

Inactive renewals

Renewal type Required continuing education
Brokers or managing brokers
  • No continuing education required to renew an inactive license.
  • To activate your license, you may have to meet the education requirements for an active license. Call 360.664.6500 to find out if you need to complete education before applying to activate your license.

For a list of approved continuing education courses, see the Real Estate Education Course Catalog.

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