5 Steps Toward Getting Your Washington Broker License
Getting licensed for your new career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the five steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Washington real estate.
To start, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Be able to answer criminal history questions and submit fingerprints for a background check for your initial license, and again every 6 years thereafter.
Complete 90 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.
Successfully complete 90 clock hours of approved Pre-Licensing courses.
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Pass the course final exam.
After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, there is a course final exam. The minimum passing score is 75%.
Pass the Washington real estate examination.
PSI/AMP administers the Washington real estate licensing exam. This test is comprised of two portions, covering both state and national requirements. For more information, see the examination registration information here.
Complete the background check/fingerprint requirement.
You must submit your fingerprints for the purpose of conducting a state (WSP) and national (FBI) fingerprint-based criminal history background check. For more information click here.
Complete the application.
Visit the Washington State Department of Licensing website to apply for your Washington real estate license.
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