Washington Real Estate CE School

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As your partner in Real Estate education in Washington, Praedo is approved by Washington State’s Department of Licensing to provide real estate broker (formerly known as real estate salesperson) Continuing Education courses for real estate brokers. Praedo provides the online courses you'll need for your on-going career in real estate. Use the Real Estate Course Finder to find the class that’s right for you, or explore to learn more about Praedo.

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Washington Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Requirements

What are the state of Washington’s requirements to become a licensed real estate broker?

In 2010 the real estate ‘salesperson’ category was eliminated in the state of Washington and all real estate salespeople became real estate brokers. There are now only two levels of licensure for individuals: broker and managing broker. When the salesperson category was eliminated, all entry-level licensed real estate salespeople became officially identified as ‘broker’. With this update, a person with more than three years experience as a broker, also becomes a managing broker. In 2010, the educational requirements also increased for first time broker licenses as well as managing broker licenses. The following are now required in the state of Washington for all real estate brokers:

  1. Qualify
    To qualify for a real estate broker’s license in the state of Washington, you must be at least 18 years old, with a high school diploma.
  2. Required Education
    Real estate brokers are required to complete 90 hours of approved real estate education. These 90 hours must be completed within two years. The 90 hour required real estate broker education will consist of a 60-hour course in Real Estate Fundamentals, and 30 additional hours focusing on Real Estate Practices.
  3. Take Washington State’s Real Estate Broker's Exam
    Once your 90 hours are completed, you will need to register and schedule a time to take the real estate broker exam. First you must register with Applied Measurements Professionals, Inc. (AMP), so that your school can submit your course completion certificate to AMP electronically. To register visit AMP directly. Once Praedo has submitted your course completion information, you can schedule a time for your exam. Remember to bring 2 forms of identification to your exam (one must be a photo ID). If you fail the exam, you will be given instruction to retake the exam at that point.
  4. Fingerprints
    At the testing center, you will be given a fingerprint card. You will be required to take that fingerprint card and get your own fingerprints taken through the Washington State Patrol and FBI. Each fingerprinting service sets its own fee that you will be required to pay at the time of service. If your report shows a conviction, the Department of Licensing will review the conviction on a case-by-case basis which will take into consideration the type of conviction.
  5. Apply For Your Washington Real Estate Broker License
    Your exam results are valid for 1 year so you must apply for your license within 1 year. Along with your fingerprint card and exam results, you will need to submit a completed Washington State Department of Licensing Real Estate License Application to receive your real estate broker license.
  6. License Expiration and Continuing Education
    Your broker’s license will expire 2 years from the date of issue. In order to renew your license, refer to the continuing education requirements for real estate brokers in Washington. Praedo is an approved school to provide real estate broker’s continuing education requirements.

Washington Licensed Real Estate Broker Continuing Education / Renewal Requirements

What are the state of Washington’s requirements to renew your real estate broker’s license?
  1. When does my Washington Real Estate Broker’s License expire?
    Your real estate broker’s license will expire in 2 years (from the date of issue).
  2. How Do I Renew My Washington Real Estate Broker’s License?
    Washington State allows you to renew your license online (if you are not required to submit fingerprints) through their online renewal where you will enter proof of your completed continuing education hours. You can also renew via mail.
    • First time renewals:
      • 30-hour Advanced Practices Course
      • 30-hour Real Estate Law Course
      • 30 hours of approved continuing education, including a 3 hour Core course
    • Subsequent active renewals
      • 30 hours of approved continuing education, including a 3-hour Core course
      • A minimum of 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of your renewal date. You may also use up to 15 hours of unused continuing education that was completed within 48 months of your renewal date.

Praedo is an approved continuing education course provider in the Washington State’s Department of Licensing’s Real Estate Education Course Catalog.

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Washington State Real Estate Managing Broker Requirements

What are the state of Washington’s requirements to become a real estate managing broker?
  1. 3 Years of Active, Full Time Experience
    To become a managing broker in Washington, you must provide proof that you have at least 3 years of active, full-time real estate broker experience or other qualifying experience described here.
  2. Required Education
    Real estate brokers are required to complete 90 hours of approved real estate education. These 90 hours must be completed within two years. The 90 hour required real estate broker education will consist of a 60-hour course in Real Estate Fundamentals, and 30 additional hours focusing on Real Estate Practices.
  3. Education Requirements
    To receive your license as a managing broker, you will be required to complete 90 hours of approved real estate education within 3 years before applying for the exam. These hours include:
    • 30 hours of brokerage management
    • 30 hours of business management
    • 30 hours of advanced real estate law
  4. Pass Exam and Apply
    You will need to pass the managing broker’s exam and then complete the application for your managing broker’s license.
  5. Continuing Education Requirements
    Your managing broker’s license will expire 2 years after date of issue. To keep your license active, you must complete the following continuing education hours.
    • 30 hours of approved continuing education, including a 3-hour Core Course
    • A minimum of 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of your renewal date. You may also use up to 15 hours of unused continuing education that was completed within 48 months of your renewal date. The hours must be completed after the date of first licensure as a managing broker