Washington Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

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Select License Level:
3 Mandatory Hours
27 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
63 Mandatory Hours
27 Elective Hours
90 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Washington

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Washington State Department of Licensing. We recommend you contact the Washington State Department of Licensing for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Washington Real Estate: All

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 3
Elective Hours: 27
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24

Online Info

Licensees must complete 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 submit up to 15 hours of unused continuing education that was completed within 48 months of your renewal date.

No Final Exam Passing Requirement for all Online Courses.
Correspondence course delivery requires 70% to pass on all final exams as there are no quizzes in the courses.

Online Limitations

The Washington State Department of Licensing requires a timing mechanism for all distance education courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Licensing
Phone: 3606646505
Fax: 3605704977
Address:
2000 4th Ave. West
Post Office Box 9048
Olympia, WA 98502

Washington Real Estate: First Time Renewal Requirements

Total Hours Required: 90
Mandatory Hours: 63
Elective Hours: 27

Online Info

The education required for first active renewal of a Broker's license must include the following:
  • 30-hour Advanced Practices Course
  • 30-hour Real Estate Law Course
  • 30 hours of approved continuing education, including a 3-hour Core Course
  • The hours must be completed after the date of first licensure.


No Final Exam Passing Requirement for all Online Courses.
Correspondence course delivery requires 70% to pass on all final exams as there are no quizzes in the courses.

Online Limitations

The Washington State Department of Licensing requires a timing mechanism for all distance education courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Licensing
Phone: 3606646505
Fax: 3605704977
Address:
2000 4th Ave. West
Post Office Box 9048
Olympia, WA 98502

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.