To get a real estate broker license in Washington, all applicants must:
The first thing you need to do is register with the Department of Licensing at PSI, the state exam proctor. Follow the registration instructions on the site. It will only take a few minutes. This registration begins your education record with the state of Washington. It is NOT a real estate license application. You will apply for a license after your education and testing are complete.
Once you have registered with the state, you can immediately shop for state-required pre-license education and start learning about real estate. With online courses, you can literally start today.
Washington requires that all candidates take 90 hours of real estate pre-license courses in order to qualify to take the state exam. These 90 hours are broken into two required courses:
Both courses conclude with a final exam. You must pass each final exam with a score of at least 70% to complete the course.
You can complete online courses entirely at your own pace. You are allowed 6 months to complete the coursework.
OnlineEd offers all required Washington real estate pre-license courses as a bundle that includes instructor support and exam prep materials to help you pass the state exam on the first try.
When pre-license courses are completed, your school will transmit your course completion data to the state exam proctor, PSI. After all of your Washington real estate pre-license education is completed, you can schedule your state exam.
You must bring two current forms of ID to the testing center. These must include your name and signature and at least one of them must have your current photograph. If you don't bring identification, you can not take the exam.
Exam results are valid for one year. Make sure you apply for your broker's license before the results expire.
If you fail the exam, you will be given instructions on how to retake it. If you only failed part of the exam, you will only need to retake the part that you failed. You must retake the exam within six months.
When you pass the exam, you are ready to submit your official Washington real estate license application.
After you pass the broker's exam, complete the Real Estate License Application.
The state exam testing center will give you a card for fingerprints. Take the fingerprint card to any fingerprinting service that has been approved by the Washington State Patrol and have your fingerprints taken. Include the fingerprint card with your application, but do not fold it! Submit the application along with all applicable fees to the Washington Department of Licensing by mail:
Real Estate Licensing
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3917
Seattle, WA 98124-3917
When your application is approved, you will be granted a real estate broker license which must be renewed every two years. You are now licensed and able to do business as a real estate agent. Congratulations!
Many schools are just resellers of systems sold by large education providers. Our courses are authored by practicing real estate professionals at OnlineEd. Our courses and software are developed by and for OnlineEd. Because every course we sell is written by us, we save on overhead licensing costs. We can pass the savings onto you.
Our program has been reviewed, approved, and authorized for real estate license training by the Washington Department of Licensing. Our real estate broker pre-license courses are authored in-house by experienced brokers and industry professionals.
Get live help from a real person. Have a question? Just pick up the phone or send a quick email to your assigned instructor and get a friendly response. You can contact your instructor if you need help understanding the material, or have questions. Your instructor will also review and (if necessary) comment on each quiz and final exam to assist you in understanding course concepts.
Exam prep review materials and sample questions assist you in preparing for the Washington real estate exam. Points to remember are a summary of the points in each chapter that are necessary for passing the state exam. Practice questions are a series of license exam sample questions organized by topic. They are very similar to those that may appear on the state real estate exam. Good working knowledge of these materials can be essential in passing the Washington state real estate license examination.
You can take your course using any internet-connected device including your computer, smartphone, or tablet! The site adapts to devices of all sizes and does not rely on proprietary apps or plugins. The course is entirely web-based. The OnlineEd system is compatible with all current web browsers and operating systems including iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
To get a Washington real estate license, you need a solid pre-license education first. Shop for an education package that's right for you.