Washington Real Estate License Renewal Requirements

How to Renew Your Washington State Real Estate License

In Washington state, an active licensed salesperson or broker is required to complete 30 hours of approved real estate education to renew their license (license renewal periods run in two year cycles). If you are a broker actively renewing for the first time, you must also complete a 30-hour course in real estate practices and a 30-hour course in real estate law for a total of 90 hours. (An actively licensed broker is required to complete 30 hours of approved real estate education to renew the license)

Brokers and salespersons must include 3 hours of prescribed core curriculum (practical information on contemporary issues relating to the practice of real estate and approved by the Division of Real Estate) in the 30 hours required for the renewal of your active license.

Continuing Education Requirements for Washington Real Estate Licensees

License Type Continuing Education Requirements
Real Estate Brokers
(First-time License Renewal)

90 Hours of Continuing Education

  • 30-hour Advanced Practices Course
  • 30-hour Real Estate Law Course
  • 3-hour Core Course
  • At least 27 hours of additional continuing education courses
Real Estate Brokers
(All Subsequent Renewals)

30 Hours of Continuing Education

  • 3-hour Core Course
  • At least 27 hours other approved continuing education

At least 15 credit hours must be completed within 24 months of the licensees renewal date. Licensees may also use up to 15 credit hours of unused continuing education that was completed within 48 months of their renewal date.

Managing Brokers

30 Hours of Continuing Education

  • 3-hour Core Course
  • At least 27 hours of additional continuing education courses

At least 15 credit hours must be completed within 24 months of the licensees renewal date. Licensees may also use up to 15 credit hours of unused continuing education that was completed within 48 months of their renewal date. The CE courses must be started after the first date of licensure as a managing broker.

Full renewal details can be found at the Washington Real Estate Commission website. The Washington Association of REALTORS® (WAR) is also a good source of information.