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Designated brokers: Real estate

Things to know

  • To become a designated broker for a firm, the firm must select you as their designated broker.
  • Your designated broker endorsement expires with your license 2 years after it's issued. It will renew when you renew your managing broker license.
  • If you're resigning as designated broker the firm needs to replace you.


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.

What you'll need

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

Apply online

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