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Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate (2024-2025)

Required continuing education course for real estate license renewal in Washington.

This 3-hour Washington real estate course is required for all real estate license renewals by the Washington Department of Licensing. Enroll today!

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Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 2024-2025

Course ID: C23034595

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Core

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The Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) mandates that real estate brokers in Washington are required to take a law update course at license renewal to ensure they are current on the issues facing licensees practicing real estate within the state. This course covers many important topics that a real estate broker should be aware of such as the latest Washington RCW changes, a reminder of best business practices, common issues with real estate forms, and additional topics.

Course Topics

The course follows the DOL mandated outline, covering the following topics:

  1. Forms Reviews and Updates
    • Evidence of Funds
    • Inspection Addendum
    • Inspection Response
    • Buyer Broker Compensation
    • New Forms
    • Early or Delayed Occupancy
    • Agency Law Pamphlet
    • Earnest Money
  2. Legislative Updates
    • Reforming Real Estate Agency Law
    • Recent Legislation Review
  3. Business Practices and Professional Standards
    • Managing Broker Responsibilities
    • Multiple Offer Scenarios
    • Risky Practices
    • Transaction Coordinators
    • The Most Common Broker Violations
    • Broker Personal Safety

Course Completion Requirements

The course will take approximately 3 credit hours to complete (2.5 clock hours).

Students must complete all reading and assignments and pass incremental assessments to make progress. Students will be logged out of the course if they are not actively engaged with the course for 10 minutes.

Completion of the course requires passing a final examination of 10 multiple choice questions with a minimum score of 70%. Students that fail a final exam may retake the final exam as many times as needed to pass, and a different set of questions will be presented each time the student attempts the exam. Students are required to study for the required clock hours before being able to access the final exam.

After successfully passing the final exam, a course completion certificate will be available for the students to download and keep for their continuing education records.

This school is approved under chapter 18.85 RCW; inquiries regarding this or any other real estate school may be made to the: Washington State Department of Licensing, Real Estate Program, P.O. Box 9015, Olympia, Washington 98507-9015

This course will remain available to students until midnight on December 31st, 2025

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Key Features
Online Course
All learning is online. Start immediately. Learn on your own schedule.
Printable Certificate
Download and print your own certificate.
PDF & EPUB eBook
Includes PDF/EPUB eBook of all reading material for your phone, tablet, or Kindle.
Package Summary
Credit Hours: 3
State: Washington
Category: Vocational Training > Real Estate > Continuing Education > Washington > Core
Purpose: Required continuing education course for real estate license renewal in Washington
Course Provider

14355 SW ALLEN BLVD STE 240,
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 670-9278


Our Mission Statement

To provide superior distance education that exceeds industry standards and expectations in course content and delivery methods to those who seek to enter a new profession and those engaged in a profession.

Student Handbook

This handbook contains all of our school policies for Washington students.

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