The fastest and most affordable way to get your real estate license in Washington. Here you'll learn:
Get Your WA Real Estate License
In Washington, make a smart professional move and get your online real estate license. You are granted independence, higher earning power, and influence over your own career by becoming a real estate agent. Real estate agents work and develop their own businesses for themselves. Based on the job that needs to be done, they make their own schedules, not anyone else's idea of when the office should be busy. It's a people-first business in which you meet customers, show property and face new challenges head-on.
One of the easiest ways to become a real estate agent and start your new career is to earn your real estate license in WA online. It is easier to match an online real estate course into your lifestyle. If you are working full time , part-time, pursuing a college degree, raising a family, or you want to get started as soon as possible, you can obtain your real estate license.
It is versatile and inexpensive to learn online. You have more time to complete coursework, study, and plan for your test, instead of thinking about getting to class on time. More information on the details of earning your Washington real estate license online is available on our FAQ page.
In the state of Washington, you must be at least 18 years of age with proof of high school graduation or equivalent to earn your license.
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.
You can purchase the Washington Real Estate Salesperson Course textbook and appendix as a separate PDF bundle.
This allows you to study the course material off-line and even print lessons as you wish.
Please note, the PDF textbook is charged separately and the cost is not included in the course package. In addition, the textbook is not meant to replace the licensing course itself. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion for the 90-hour course, you must complete the course through RealEstateU's learning management system.
The course PDF textbook consist of the following:
Washington Real Estate License Commission Approval Numbers:
60-Hour Washington Real Estate Fundamentals Course: C22018118
30-Hour Washington Real Estate Practices Course: C20121784
ARELLO Approval Numbers For Each WA Licensing Course:
60-Hour Washington Real Estate Fundamentals Course: 8623
30-Hour Washington Real Estate Practices Course: 8624
This course bundle includes everything you need to fulfill the State’s 90-hour education requirement
60-Hour Online AUDIO Course * Required Course
30-Hour Online AUDIO Course * Required Course
Sign up for the Washington real estate license courses with RealEstateU and you get access to an affordable and flexible way to prepare for your exam. The online course includes:
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Jennifer Carlman-Leising - Real Estate Agent in Texas - Keller Williams Plano, TX
I am currently working as a part time real estate agent for Century 21 APD Associates, in the beautiful city of El Paso, Texas. I wanted to get into real estate to become my own boss and I am looking forward to building a 6 figure income. I closed my first deal in October and looking to close on my second this December.
To obtain my license I chose RealEstateU. The courses were extremely helpful in passing state and national exam on my first try. I like the fact that I could study at my pace and I was able use my mobile to access my courses when on the road or when waiting on doctor appointments with my children.
I was able to go back and listen again and again to the parts that I did not get from the beginning. This is something that wouldn't have been provided by being in a classroom setting. If you are looking to obtain your license just be persistent and don't give up on your dream! I was able to invest in this course and more than tripled my return on the first home which I sold short after I obtained my real estate license.
If this is something you think you'll enjoy try it out and take the risk. Why not risk on something that has the potential to double or triple your income on the side. Jump on the opportunity of getting your license, which honestly is the easy part. And then go all in on the process helping clients and customers get what they want, which is a great home buying/selling experience.
Frank Contreras - Real Estate Agent in Texas - Century 21 APD Associates, El Paso, TX
I (still am) a licensed auto insurance claims adjuster for a major insurance company. I held that position for 7.5 years. My family dynamic was changing and myself or my husband needed to be home more for our blended family of 5 children.
Real Estate allows me to regulate my schedule so I can dedicate time to my children and their activities. I will be working for LIV Realty in Frisco, TX and will be working full-time. My goals moving forward are to continue learning, networking and growing towards my own business. I plan on becoming a broker one day.
I loved the ease of the course. I was able to navigate easily and picked up where I left off each day. If I had any questions I received a response back very quickly from the RealEstateU support team. I was able to study and retain information easily. The workbook and the glossary were easy to follow and allowed me to print them to take with me in the event that I was not able to use my laptop. I loved that the course was accessible from a cell phone as well. We had a planned trip across the United States and I was able to study on my cell phone as we travelled 9 states. I have already recommended the course to a few of my friends!
Candice Jackson Tate - Real Estate Agent in Texas - LIV Realty in Frisco, TX
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Melissa Colletti - Real Estate Salesperson New York - Keller Williams Realty Lancaster, NY
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to get into business for yourself? Do you want to make your own hours, earn extra money, become a real estate investor, or save money when you and your family buy property? Do you want to make a fast, affordable career change? There are so many great reasons to earn your license.
Washington has some of the highest-growth rates in the United States. The population is growing and the real estate market is expanding with it. Appreciation rates for property have been rapid over the last several years and there are growing opportunities for those who earn their real estate license.
Becoming a real estate agent isn’t the only financial reason to earn your license. You can save money when you buy property, help your friends and family when they’re buying a new home, or pursue a career in a related profession where real estate expertise can get you ahead.
If you want to enjoy better earnings and more freedom, it’s time to sign up for your online real estate license in Washington.
Once you’ve earned your license, you need the right strategies to make your business a success. With no boss but yourself, it’s up to you to stay motivated to find new clients through networking, marketing, and lead follow up. You’re going to need great communication skills, personality, and pay attention to your appearance. But the most important quality of a successful realtor is time management. You’re going to have to learn how to juggle multiple tasks at once.
The advantage of going into business for yourself is that your time is your own, your wins are your own, and you see direct gains when you succeed. Don’t wait around for your manager to give you a promotion. You can start a career where you’re in charge.
Here is how the course is structured:
Each course includes a final exam.
The course final exams can conveniently be taken online from the comfort of your own home.
Here is what you need to know about the course final exams:
Students have 12 months from the time of purchase to complete both courses (90 hours in total) including the final exams.
All courses are eligible for a refund within 30 days of purchase, and only if the student has not completed more than 50% of any one of the two courses. However, any refunds issued are subject to a $20 admin charge. Please feel free to read our Terms and Conditions.
Can I take the Washington pre-license course if I'm still in High School?
Yes! You can take the 90-hour Missouri real estate broker's course while you are still in High School. You can also take the State real estate salespersons exam at age 17; however, you cannot activate your license until you are at least 18 years old.
How can I take the 90-hour Washington real estate broker's course?
You can take the 90-hour Washington real estate broker's course either online or in-person. Most students prefer to take the course online since they can take the course at their own pace. If you take the course in-person at a local school, you will have to take the course according to the school's schedule.
Can I take the 90-hour Washington real estate broker's course online?
Yes! As long as the online course is fully approved by the Washington Real Estate Commission, you can take the course online. Most students actually prefer to take the course online since it allows them to take the course at their own pace. It is entirely possible to complete the 90-hour online course in under one week.
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