How to update your license: Brokers and managing brokers

Change the name on your license

Online

  1. Login to your account
  2. At your account dashboard, click the Update hyperlink on the row for your name
  3. Follow the on–screen instructions to update your name
  4. Your name change will take effect immediately, and you’ll receive a license with your new name within 2—3 weeks

By mail

  1. Complete a Real Estate Broker/Managing Broker Name/Address Change
  2. Write us a brief letter stating what your name is being changed to and from
  3. Submit your completed form and letter:
    • By mail to:
      Real Estate Licensing
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 9021
      Olympia, WA 98507–9021

Transfer your license to another firm

  1. Complete a Real Estate License Transfer and Activation
  2. Include your current license showing the office you’re leaving
  3. Submit your completed form and license to:
    • By mail to:
      Real Estate Licensing
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 9021
      Olympia, WA 98507–9021

Activate your inactive license

  1. Call us at 360.664.6500 to find out if you need to complete education before applying to activate your license
    • If you’ve been inactive more than 3 years, you’ll need to meet education requirements
    • If you’ve been inactive less than 1 year, you may need to complete education before activating your license
  2. Complete and sign a Real Estate License Transfer and Activation
  3. Submit your application:
    • By mail to:
      Real Estate Licensing
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 9021
      Olympia, WA 98507–9021
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