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Washington Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Core Elective
You Need: 30 3 27
We Offer: 30 3 27
LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD: 2 YEARS

Washington State Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

Renewal Date: Every two years

Hours Required: 30 hours

Renewal for Brokers:

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 Department of Licensing 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: 30 hours

The CE Shop is an approved provider in Washington.

Provider Approval Number: S1633

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

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

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 70% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Certificates: Immediately upon real estate course completion, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic copy of the course certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your certificate(s) of completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificate of completion will reflect this.

Please enter your individual license number correctly and fully when prompted in the registration process.

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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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