Step #1: Complete the 90-Hour WA Real Estate Broker License Courses
The 90-hour WA broker courses consist of two separate courses:
1) 60-hour Washington Real Estate Fundamentals Course
2) 30-hour Washington Real Estate Practices Course
At the end of each course is a final exam, which you must pass in order to receive your Certificate of Completion for the course.
Step #2: Schedule Your State Exam
The State licensing exam must be taken at a PSI testing center.
After you complete the 90-hour pre-license courses, you must set up your account with PSI.
Once your PSI account is created, RealEstateU will then send your course completion information to PSI, which will allow you to schedule your exam through PSI’s website, or by phone at 1-800-345-6559.
The state licensing exam fee is $138.25 per attempt.
Step #3: Pass the State Licensing Exam
The state licensing exam consists of a National portion and a State portion.
The National portion includes 100 multiple-choice questions, while the State portion includes 30 multiple-choice questions.
You must pass both the national and state portions of the examination, with a scaled score of at least 70 for each portion of the exam.
You have two years to pass both portions of the state licensing exam after completing the 90-hour pre-license courses.
The total time allowed for both portions of the exam is 3.5 hours.
Step #4: Get Your Fingerprints Taken
Before you can apply for your license, you must get fingerprinted at an IdentoGO location.
Your fingerprints will be used to conduct a background check by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and the FBI.
There is a fingerprinting fee of $42.80.
Step #5: Apply for Your Washington Real Estate Broker License
Once you pass the state exam, you can then apply for your WA broker’s license.
In order to do so, you must first create your SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account and then apply for your license online.
There is a license application fee of $146.25.
You must apply for your WA broker’s license within 12 months of passing both the national and state portions of the state licensing exam.
If you have a managing broker, you will be issued an active broker’s license, which will allow you to practice as a Washington Real Estate Broker.
Otherwise, you will be issued an inactive broker’s license.