How to renew your license: Managing brokers

Counter services are closed as of January 1, 2016.

  • You can still mail applications and forms or use our online services where available.
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  • If you still have questions call 360.664.6500 or email RealEstate@dol.wa.gov.

When to renew

Your license expires every 2 years. You can renew online or by mail.

How to renew online

  1. Login to online renewal
  2. Certify your continuing education information.
  3. Pay with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express credit or debit card.
  4. Print the final confirmation screen for your records when you’re finished. You’ll get your license in the mail.
  5. If you are required to submit fingerprints on renewal (6 years since your last fingerprint submittal), submit fingerprints for state and national background checks:
    • Inside Washington: Go to www.identogo.com to schedule an appointment through MorphoTrust, our electronic fingerprinting vendor. You will pay IdentoGO for taking your fingerprints and for the background checks required for your license type.
    • Outside Washington: Call the Security Guard program at 360.664.6611 for fingerprint card submission instructions.
    • For more details, see Fingerprinting and background checks.

How to renew by mail

  1. Submit the following:
    • Certify on your renewal notice by signing that you have completed all the required continuing education.
    • A check or money order for the fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).
  2. Mail your renewal documents and fee to:
    Real Estate Licensing
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 3917
    Seattle, WA 98124–3917
  3. If you are required to submit fingerprints on renewal (6 years since your last fingerprint submittal), submit fingerprints for state and national background checks.
    • Inside Washington: Go to www.identogo.com to schedule an appointment through MorphoTrust, our electronic fingerprinting vendor. You will pay IdentoGO for taking your fingerprints and for the background checks required for your license type.
    • Outside Washington: Call the Security Guard program at 360.664.6611 for fingerprint card submission instructions.
    • For more details, see Fingerprinting and background checks.

If you didn’t get a renewal notice, or have misplaced it, complete a Real Estate License Renewal and mail it to us as described above.

Continuing education requirements

When you may renew your active managing broker’s license, you must certify on your renewal notice by signing that you have completed all the required continuing education that you’ve completed all the required continuing education:

Type of renewal Required continuing education
Active renewals
  • 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 use up to 15 hours of unused continuing education that was 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

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.

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

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