Learn how to get a branch manager endorsement for your real estate managing broker license.
You must have a Washington real estate managing broker license to qualify for a branch manager endorsement.
A managing broker or designated broker can only be the branch manager of 1 branch office at a time.
Apply for an endorsement
Before applying for a branch manager endorsement, make sure your fingerprint-based suitability screening results are on file and up to date.
Replace a branch manager
A designated broker (or someone with administrator rights to the branch) can choose any branch-affiliated managing broker to be a branch manager.
If the previous branch manager is staying with the branch, they must be invited to reaffiliate as a managing broker. Otherwise, they will be removed from the branch and their license status will be changed to Inactive-No Active Affiliation (unless the designated broker was also acting as the branch manager).
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By mail or email
A designated broker can mail or email a Real Estate Endorsement Application form signed by both the managing broker and the designated broker.
Please include a cover letter stating if the outgoing branch manager will stay with the branch as a managing broker. Allow us at least 21 days to process your application.
For a new branch office application
A designated broker (or someone with administrator rights to the branch) can add a branch manager when applying online for a new branch office. We'll issue the branch manager endorsement when we approve the branch office application.
Remove an endorsement
Your branch manager endorsement appears on your managing broker license. Your endorsement ends when:
The designated broker replaces you with a new branch manager, closes the branch, or closes the firm and its branches
Your license is canceled
The firm and/or branch cancels your endorsement