So You Want to Be a Real Estate Agent?





We know that there's an overwhelming amount of information out there when it comes to becoming a real estate agent, so we took the guesswork out of it by collecting the best and most current information you need to get started.



YES! The real estate market has had its ups and downs, but there's never been a better time to get started with becoming a real estate agent. Ask yourself these questions to determine if real estate is right for you.

  • Have you been eager for a new career?
  • Are you ready to determine your future?
  • Do you want to control your income?
  • Is the market right?
    Do some research online and see at a local real estate agency to see what's happening in your area.
  • Do you know how to get your license?
    We have all the information you need, just visit this page to get started.
Read More [+]Read Less [-]After careful consideration, some research, and a long-standing interest in the field, you are ready to get your Washington real estate license. To become a real estate broker in Washington state’s dynamic real estate market, you must first successfully complete 90 hours of Pre-Licensing coursework within two years before applying for the state licensing exam. This education requirement is comprised of two courses including Real Estate Fundamentals (60-hour course) and Real Estate Practices (30-hour course).

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Is Now the Time?
Is Real Estate Right for You?


A career in real estate means a lot of things to a lot of people, but here are a few key points that make it ideal for you:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Entrepreneurial opportunity
  • The ability to help others
  • A fun profession
  • Low barrier to entry
Read More [+]Read Less [-]The CE Shop’s Pre-Licensing courses satisfy Washington’s real estate broker license education requirement and provide you with a solid knowledge base that will prepare you to take the state’s licensing exam. Dynamic, interactive, and comprehensive, our courses have a 98% student satisfaction rating – we’ve even been told our courses can be fun!

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Annual income for real estate agents can vary widely. Factors to consider when determining your income potential include:

  • Location
  • Full-time or part-time status
  • Affiliated brokerage
  • Housing prices and trends in your area

Annual income for agents today ranges from $20,000 up to $1 million+

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Between the coursework, practice test, and final exam, you will find yourself ready and able to take on the state’s licensing exam and begin your new career as a Washington real estate broker. To ensure you’re prepared, The CE Shop’s advanced online learning platform was designed to combine the best of classroom training with the convenience of an online education. You’ll learn through practical, real-world scenarios, examples, and exercises that are relevant and informative to your new chosen industry. With The CE Shop’s courses, you’ll benefit from the following features:

  • Take your education anywhere and anytime
  • Control the speed of your learning
  • User-friendly format
  • 24/7 access to course material
  • 7-day a week live support

The freedom and flexibility that comes with our online learning platform gives you the ability to schedule your study time around existing work and family obligations, too. Convenient and easy to use, The CE Shop’s Pre-Licensing courses are all you need to help you earn your license and prepare you for the exciting life of a Washington real estate broker.

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Income Summary


When you’re starting a new career, education is the first step and choosing the right provider is key. Here are a few things to look for:

Age of Content & Platform

Content is the key to our success. The real estate market is constantly changing and, if you're not learning based on recent market trends, you'll be outdated before you even get started.

Age of Content & Platform

We offer brand new content and frequent updates to our courses on a brand new online learning solution. We want you to learn, grow, and succeed through the most revolutionary ideas and approaches in education.

Money Back Guarantee

You shouldn’t have to pay for something that isn’t right for you. A lot of providers don’t have your best interest in mind and don’t offer a guarantee on their products once a course is started.

Money Back Guarantee

We think this one is a no-brainer. We value your time, money, and effort and we prove it through our money back guarantee policy.

Refund Policy

Not able to finish your course? Change your mind? Some providers don’t provide a refund for any reason.

Refund Policy

If something in your life has affected your decision to take our course, we respect that, and we’re transparent about how we handle it. Call us about our refund policy.


You have a lot to do and time away from home while commuting to a classroom environment is time that can be better utilized.


One of the greatest advantages of taking your course online is that you can do it whenever it’s convenient for you. Have time first thing in the morning? That’s great. Awake at 2 am? Hop online and start learning!

Online vs. Classroom

If not done well, taking an online course can feel like reading a flat and unengaging textbook online. Classrooms can be inconvenient and only offer one-size-fits-all learning.

Online vs. Classroom

Our online learning solution, LEAP, is innovative, new, and delivers content in an engaging and interactive way, helping to better prepare you for your new career.

Pass Rates

Most providers don’t publish their pass rates - and that’s usually for a reason. Knowing their average success rate will help you determine if they're the best choice for you.

Pass Rates - Learn more*

We pride ourselves on having one of the highest course pass rates in the industry! Our built-in exam prep is comprehensive and our goal is to enable you to move forward in your career.

Education Methods

In this day and age, providers often resort to flat, overwhelming text that lacks context and engagement. That doesn’t sound like a very effective way to learn.

Education Methods

We know you’re striving to be the best. That’s why we designed LEAP with the latest in adult learning science to deliver a revolutionary experience.

Customer Service

The beauty of online education is taking it when the time is right for you – so doesn’t it make sense that customer service should be available then as well? Make sure your provider is available when you need them.

Customer Service

We’re here for you when you need us, 7 days a week, via phone, chat, and email. We look forward to hearing from you!


The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

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