Requirements for a Washington state real estate license

The following information is from the Washington State Department of Licensing. Any person who acts on behalf of a real estate firm to perform real estate brokerage services under the supervision of a managing broker needs to be licensed.

Requirements for the license:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete 90 hours of approved real estate education within 2 years before applying for the exam. This education must include:
  • A 60-hour course in Real Estate Fundamentals.
  • A 30-hour course in Real Estate Practices.
  • The real estate education requirements will be waived for qualified applicants currently licensed in another state.
  • Be ready to answer legal background questions and provide documents if needed.
  • Submit fingerprints for a background check when you apply for your initial license and every 6 years afterward.
  • Pass the broker’s exam.

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