How to get your license: Managing brokers

Requirements

To qualify for a managing broker’s license, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Provide proof you have at least 3 years of full-time experience as an active real estate broker, or other qualifying experience as described in WAC 308-124A-713.
  • Successfully complete 90 hours of approved real estate education within 3 years before applying for the exam. This education must include:
    • 30 hours of brokerage management
    • 30 hours of business management
    • 30 hours of advanced real estate law
  • Pass the managing broker’s Exam.

For a list of approved real estate education, see the Real Estate Education Course Catalog.

How to apply for a license

If you’ve passed the managing broker’s exam:

  1. Complete the Real Estate License Application, following the instructions on the form.
  2. Submit your completed application with 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).

If you have a license in another state:

  1. Request a certified license history from the real estate licensing agency in the state where you’re currently licensed.
    • If you’ve had an active license in the previous 6 months, you’ll only be required to take the Washington State portion of the licensing exam.
    • If you qualify, we’ll waive the education requirements.
  2. Submit your license history with a cover letter that includes your mailing address:
    • By mail to:
      Real Estate Licensing
      PO Box 9021
      Olympia, WA 98507-9021
    • In person at our Olympia office (2000 4th Ave W).

License expiration

Your managing broker’s license will expire 2 years after it is issued.

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