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Designated brokers: Real estate

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 your professional licensing program.

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

  • 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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