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How to renew your license: Real estate brokers and managing brokers

We have a new online service for managing professional and business licenses. Learn how to set up account access. If you need help with the new service, please contact dolelicensingsupport@dol.wa.gov or 360.664.0200, option 7.

We expect a processing delay for mailed applications and renewals. Renew or apply online for faster processing of your license. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Things to know

  • License expires every 2 years
  • You can renew 120 days before your license expires
  • To receive updates and alerts, sign up for our listserv

Before you renew

  • Complete your continuing education requirements. (You won’t need to upload proof of your education.)
  • Be ready to answer legal background questions and provide documents if needed.
  • If your renewal notice says it's time to have your background check, you will need to have your updated fingerprints before you can renew. Visit fingerprinting and background checks for information.

What you'll need

  • A SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account to apply online.

How to renew

You can renew online.

  • Create or use your SAW account to renew and pay your fees online.

Start renewal

Continuing education requirements

When you renew, you must certify online that you have completed all the required continuing education:

Active renewals
Renewal type Required continuing education
Real estate brokers
First active renewal
(WAC 308–124A–785)
  • At least 90 hours, including:
    • 30-hour Advanced Practices Course
    • 30-hour Real Estate Law Course
    • 3-hour Core Course
    • At least 27 hours other approved continuing education
  • The hours must be started after the date of first licensure
Real estate brokers
Subsequent active renewals
(WAC 308–124A–790)
  • At least 30 hours, including:
    • 3-hour Core Course
    • At least 27 hours other approved continuing education
  • At least 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of your renewal date
  • You may also use up to 15 hours of unused continuing education completed within 48 months of your renewal date
Managing brokers
All active renewals
(WAC 308–124A–790)
  • At least 30 hours, including:
    • 3-hour Core Course
    • At least 27 hours other approved continuing education
  • At least 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of your renewal date
  • You may also use up to 15 hours of unused continuing education 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
Renewal type Required continuing education
Brokers or managing brokers
  • No continuing education required to renew an inactive license.
  • To activate your license, you may have to meet the education requirements for an active license. Call 360.664.6500 to find out if you need to complete education before applying to activate your license.

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

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