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Designated brokers: Real estate

We will not process applications or renewals from June 19 through June 28.

Our new online Professional and Business Licensing service launches June 29. Using our new online service is the quickest way to get your license. We expect a delay in processing mailed applications and renewals.


To qualify for a designated broker's endorsement, you must have:

  • A Washington State real estate managing broker license.
  • A controlling interest in each firm for which you're a designated broker.

How to apply for an endorsement

To become a designated broker for a firm, the firm must use our online process to select you as their designated broker. They can do this the firm is first licensed or to replace an outgoing designated broker.

Endorsement expiration

Your designated broker endorsement appears on your managing broker license. The endorsement expires with your license 2 years after it's issued.

How to renew your endorsement

Your designated broker endorsement renews automatically when you renew your managing broker license. See How to renew your license: Real estate brokers and managing brokers.

How to remove an endorsement from your license

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