How to update your license: Real estate brokers

How to change the name on your license

  1. Complete a Real Estate License Transfer and Activation.
  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
    • In person at our Olympia office (2000 4th Ave W).

How to 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
    • In person at our Olympia office (2000 4th Ave W).

How to 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
    • In person at our Olympia office (2000 4th Ave W).
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