You may renew your license by visiting our Olympia office (2000 4th Ave W).
If you’re required to submit fingerprints, be sure to bring your completed fingerprint card with your renewal information.
Don’t fold the fingerprint card or your fingerprints will have to be retaken.
If you don’t bring your completed fingerprint card with your renewal information, your renewal will be incomplete and we won’t be able to process it.
Continuing education requirements
When you may renew your active managing broker’s license, you must provide proof you’ve completed all the required continuing education:
30 hours of approved continuing education, including a 3-hour Core Course
A minimum of 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of your renewal date. You may also submit up to 15 hours of unused continuing education that was completed within 48 months of your renewal date. The hours must be completed after the date of first licensure as a managing broker.
No continuing education required to renew an inactive license.
If you want to activate your license, you may have to meet the education requirements for an active license.
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.
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.