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Washington Post-Licensing Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective
You Need: 90 60 30
We Offer: 90 60 30
LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD: 2 YEARS

Washington State Requirement Details for Real Estate First Renewal Education

Hours Required by the State: 90 hours

First Active Renewal:

  • 30-hour Advanced Practices Course
  • 30-hour Real Estate Law Course
  • 27 hours of approved Continuing Education
  • 3-hour Core Course

Subsequent Active Renewals:

  • At least 30 hours, including:
  • 3–hour Core Course
  • At least 27 hours other approved continuing education
  • At least 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of your renewal date.
  • You may also use up to 15 hours of unused continuing education completed within 48 months of your renewal date.

Inactive Renewals:

  • No Continuing Education required to renew an inactive license.
  • If you want to activate your license, you may need to meet the education requirements for an active license.

Renewal for Managing Brokers:

  • At least 30 hours, including:
    • 3–hour Core Course
    • At least 27 hours other approved continuing education
  • At least 15 hours must be completed within 24 months of your renewal date.
  • You may also use up to 15 hours of unused continuing education completed within 48 months of your renewal date.
  • The hours must be started after the date of first licensure as a managing broker.

Seat Time: The Washington DOL requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.


The CE Shop’s Offering: 90 hours

The CE Shop is an approved provider in Washington.

Provider Approval Number: S1633

Post-Licensing Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with a minimum of 70% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass. 

Reporting: The state does not require schools to report post-licensing course completions.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Certificates: Once The CE Shop has received the signed affidavit, your certificate of course completion will become available to download (and via email).  The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic certificate of completion, upon completion of the course. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license application to determine if you need to submit your certificate of completion with your license request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your certificate of completion will reflect this.

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew.  

Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us.

Washington State Department of Licensing

Street Address: 2000 Fourth Avenue West, Olympia, WA 98502

Mailing Address (Forms with no payments): P.O. Box 9021, Olympia, WA 98507-9021

Mailing Address (Forms with payments): P.O. Box 3917, Seattle, WA 98124-3917

Telephone: 360.664.6488 

Fax: 360.586.0998

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