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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Washington

Follow these steps per Washington state requirements and you're on your way.

How To Get Your Washington Real Estate License in 5 Steps

If you’re wondering how to become a real estate agent in Washington, The CE Shop is here to get you pointed in the right direction with these five steps.



Successfully complete 90 hours of Pre-Licensing education.

To first qualify for licensure in Washington state as a real estate broker you must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or the equivalent. With these basics satisfied you must successfully complete 90 hours of Pre-Licensing coursework. This requirement is broken out into two courses:

  • Real Estate Fundamentals (60-hour course)
  • Real Estate Practices (30-hour course)

You must complete the 60-hour course before you can complete the 30-hour course.

The CE Shop offers industry-leading courses utilizing an advanced learning platform, designed to give you all of the knowledge you need to pass the required exam without disrupting your life.



Complete each course final exam.

After you complete all the materials in each course, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, there is a final exam. The passing score is 70%.

You do not need to take these in the presence of a proctor.



Schedule, take, and pass the Washington Broker’s Exam.

Before you complete your Pre-Licensing coursework, you must register as a student with Washington state’s testing vendor PSI/AMP, so The CE Shop can submit your course completion information to them electronically. To register as a student with PSI/AMP:

  • Go to this web page.
  • Click the New Student Registration link or sign in if you have an account.

Once you have registered and PSI/AMP has received your course completion documentation, you can schedule your broker’s exam by phone, mail, or online with PSI/AMP.

The Washington Real Estate Broker Examination is made up of two sections, a National Broker section comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions and a State Broker section comprised of 30 multiple-choice questions. The total time allowed to complete the entire exam is 3.5 hours, and there will be an examination fee. After you pass the exam, you can apply for your license.


Have your fingerprints taken with the state.

For those residing in Washington:
Go to www.identogo.com to schedule an appointment through MorphoTrust, the state’s electronic fingerprinting vendor. You will pay IdentoGO for taking your fingerprints and completing the background checks.

For those residing outside of Washington:
Call Real Estate Regulatory at 360.664.6484 for fingerprint card submission instructions. With the above completed, you can begin your career as a Washington real estate broker!



Apply for your Washington state license.

Complete the Real Estate License Application form and submit the completed application and associated fee (payable to the “Department of Licensing”) to:

       Real Estate Licensing
       Department of Licensing
       P.O. Box 3917
       Seattle, WA 98124-3917




The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Washington

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