Washington Real Estate License
Licensing requirements for Washington brokerage firms.
A business entity offering real estate brokerage services to the public typically must register with the real estate commission before conducting business activity. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.
Washington Real Estate Company Licenses
Washington Real Estate Branch Office License
Biennially by date of issuance.
Washington Real Estate Broker License
General Business License
If you plan to open branch offices, you must get a branch office license for each location in addition to the firm license.
Washington Individual Real Estate Licenses
Learn about real estate licensing in other states:
Associate Broker - Associate brokers are qualified to work independently as a broker, but choose to work under the authority of a designated broker.
On-Site Manager - A broker or salesperson who oversees the operations of a branch office under the authority of the designated broker.
Qualifying Broker/Designated Broker - An experienced and licensed real estate broker responsible for management and operation of a real estate firm.
Real Estate - Land, buildings, and their permanent improvements and fixtures. Also called "real property" in contrast to personal property.
Real Estate Agent - This term refers generally to any licensed real estate professional.
Reciprocity - Reciprocity makes it easier for out-of-state real estate firms to gain approval to operate in a foreign state by streamlining some licensing requirements.
Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)
Offers a license verification database accross 43 jurisdictions.
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Agencies
Aid education, research, and advocacy efforts in the real estate industry.
National Association of Realtors
Real estate trade organization that provides information and resources for development of the real estate industry.
Urban Land Institute
Research and education association concerned with responsible land use and creating sustainable communities.