How to reinstate your license: Real estate brokers and managing brokers
You can reinstate your license if your license has been in canceled status for less than 2 years per WAC 308-124A-780. If your license expired more than 3 years ago, you must start again. Refer to How to get your license: Real estate brokers or How to get your license: Managing brokers.
Things to know
- License expires every 2 years
- You must submit reinstatements within 3 years of the date your license expired
- Fingerprint based background check results expire every 6 years
- The results on file must be current
Before you reinstate
- Email email@example.com to confirm you can reinstate and the amount you will owe. You will receive an email with written details.
- Complete your continuing education requirements. You must complete it within 1 year of your application to reinstate.
- Be ready to answer legal background questions and provide documents if needed.
- If the fingerprint based background results on file aren’t current, submit your fingerprints:
What you'll need
- A SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account to apply online.
- Copies of your course completion certifications ready to upload.
How to reinstate
You can reinstate online or by mail.
Reinstating online is the quickest method and can be issued the same day. You will be able to activate with a firm the same day.
Reinstate by mail
Continuing education requirements
Visit the course search for a list of approved continuing education courses.
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|Brokers or managing brokers
You must complete course work within 1 year preceding the application for reinstatement:
- Successful completion of 60 clock hours of approved real estate course work
- 30 of the 60 clock hours must include the Real Estate Law course
- Payment of all back renewal fees with penalty
- Payment of reinstatement penalty fine of $100
Please email our office for your exact requirements and fee total to reinstate. Include your full name and previous license number in the email.
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