To get a Washington real estate license, you must apply with the Washington Department of Licensing and be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, pass the OnlineEd 60-hour real estate fundamentals course, pass the OnlineEd 30-hour real estate practices course, pass a Washington state licensing examination, and pass a background check. Anyone who acts on behalf of a real estate firm to perform real estate brokerage services under the supervision of a managing broker needs a real estate license.
You can immediately shop for state-required pre-license education and start learning about real estate. With OnlineEd courses, you can literally start today. Applicants will need to register at PSI’s Portals page after starting but before completing their education. Follow the registration instructions on the site. It will only take a few minutes. This registration begins your education record with the state of Washington. It is NOT a real estate license application. You will apply for a license after your education and testing are complete.
To be approved to offer courses, OnlineEd and its instructors completed Washington’s rigorous licensing process. All real estate courses and our state-of-the-art delivery systems were also reviewed and approved.
Approved by the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) to meet the educational requirement to obtain an entry-level Washington real estate broker license, the OnlineEd course package is delivered online. It includes instructor availability to answer questions about course content and concepts. This special Washington real estate broker pre-license training course package includes online courses, instructor support, state licensing exam prep course, and course completion certificates.
Washington Real Estate Fundamentals
Washington Real Estate Fundamentals is the first course. It is a required 60-hour course and instructs students on the basic fundamentals of real estate. Topics include real property descriptions, titles, estates, contract law, real estate financing, federal and state laws, and real estate architectural design.
Washington Real Estate Practices
The second course, Washington Real Estate Practices, is the required follow-up course to Fundamentals. It’s a 30-hour course that discusses agency relationship types, how to work with buyers and sellers, and describes a real estate transaction from the offer to closing escrow.
You must pass both the state and national exams within 6 months of each other or retake both exams. Approvals are good until your education expires, 2 years from the date you complete the oldest exam. You must apply for your license within 1 year of passing the exams.
Washington Pre-License Exam Prep
Washington Pre-License Exam Prep isn’t a required course, but it is the third part of the course package. Exam Prep is a cram course intended to help students retain information learned from the online courses to assist in passing the state licensing exam. Each chapter lists important topics to remember and includes study tests covering national and Washington-specific topics. This exam prep course also includes a practice licensing exam of 130 questions with a time limit of 3.5 hours to simulate the actual state broker licensing exam.
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The courses are delivered online through a web browser but also include downloadable PDF and ePub versions. For study away from the computer and learning reinforcement, softbound, printed textbooks are also available for a modest additional cost.
Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, an online real estate, mortgage broker, and vocational school founded in 1997, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses and has been awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center’s CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus in the National Association, Life Member award in Portland Metro Association and Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee.
OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.