Renewal Cycle: 2 Years
Renewal Deadline: Anniversary of licensure

CE Requirement: 30 hours
Required Courses: Differs by license, see details below.

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What are the continuing education requirements for a Washington real estate license?

Brokers 1st renewal: 90 hours of post-licensing education including:

  • 30-hour Advanced Practices Course
  • 30-hour Real Estate Law Course
  • 3-hour Core Course
  • 27-hours of Electives

Subsequent renewals: 30 hours of CE including:

  • 3-hour Core Course
  • 27-hours of Electives

How long can my Washington real estate license remain inactive?

You may remain inactive as long as you’d like but you’ll need to renew your license every two years.

Do I need continuing education in Washington if my license is inactive?

You do not need education at the time of renewal, however, you may owe continuing education when you reactive, depending on how long you’ve been inactive.

How Do I Renew My Washington Real Estate License?

Complete the Real Estate License Application and mail it to:

Real Estate Licensing
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3917 Seattle, WA 98124-3917

How Much Does It Cost to Renew My Real Estate License?

Broker: $146.25

Does Washington Have Reciprocity with Any Other State?

Washington does not offer reciprocity with any other states.

Who Submits Completed Continued Education?

Washington state does not require CE to be submitted to the state unless the License holder is audited.  In the case of an audit, the license holder will submit their certificate.

Are you approved by the state?

No, we do not offer Washington approved courses

Contact information

Real Estate Licensing
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3917
Seattle, WA 98124-3917

Phone: 360.664.6488 or 360.664.6500
Fax: 360.586.0998
Email: RealEstate@dol.wa.gov 

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