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.
- Register with AMP: Before completing your course, you must register as a student with the testing vendor, Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP).
- 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.
- Schedule your exam: After your education information is submitted to AMP, schedule your exam online by phone or by mail.
- Pass the licensing exam
- Find a designated broker: Real estate brokers must be sponsored by a licensed designated broker.
- Apply: Complete and submit the Real Estate License Application form and required fees.
- Fingerprints: Submit fingerprints for state and national background checks.
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