The steps needed to obtain a Real Estate License in Washington State


Meet the Eligibility Requirements:

To become a real estate broker in Washington, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Be at least 18 years old.
• Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Have a valid Social Security number.

Go to Washington DOL / How to apply



Complete Required Education

You must complete 90 hours of approved real estate education at a state-approved school. This coursework covers various real estate topics, including laws, principles, practices, and contracts.

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Pass the License Exam:

Once your application is approved, you will receive instructions to schedule the Washington State Real Estate Exam. The exam is designed to test your knowledge of real estate principles and practices.

Go to Washington DOL / Exams



Submit Application and Fingerprints:

After completing the required education, you need to submit an application to the Washington State Department of Licensing. You will also need to schedule a fingerprinting appointment through the Department's approved vendor for a background check.

Go to Washington DOL / Fingerprinting


Affiliate with a Managing Broker:

Before you can practice as a real estate broker, you need to work under a managing broker. The managing broker is an experienced licensee who oversees and mentors new brokers. Reach out to the Windermere Real Estate Mount Baker Office, 206-725-7255.


Continuing Education:

After obtaining your broker's license, you will need to complete continuing education courses to renew your license periodically. The specific requirements may vary, so be sure to stay updated with the latest education requirements.

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Contact us for more information:

Joe Easterday
Managing Broker / Owner
206-725-7255 Ext. 104

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