Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Washington

Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Washington

How Do You Become a Real Estate Broker?

To qualify for a Washington broker license, you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Steps for Getting a Real Estate License

So you want to be a real estate agent in Washington. To do that, complete the steps below.

  1. Register with AMP: Before completing your course, you must register as a student with the testing vendor, Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP).
  2. Successfully complete prelicensing education: Within 2 years before applying for the exam, complete 90 hours of approved education, including the 60-hour Real Estate Fundamentals course and the 30-hour Real Estate Practices course.
  3. Schedule your exam: After your education information is submitted to AMP, schedule your exam online by phone or by mail.
  4. Pass the licensing exam
  5. Find a designated broker: Real estate brokers must be sponsored by a licensed designated broker.
  6. Apply: Complete and submit the Real Estate License Application form and required fees.
  7. Fingerprints: Submit fingerprints for state and national background checks.

License Renewal

Your real estate license will expire every two years. You must complete the required continuing education, pay a fee, and renew your license online or by mail.
Washington broker continuing education requirements include:

  • First renewal:
    • 30-hour Advanced Practices Course
    • 30-hour Real Estate Law Course
    • 30 hours of approved continuing education, including a 3-hour Core Course
  • Subsequent renewals: 30 hours of approved continuing education, including a 3 hour Core Course