Fees: Real estate

See the licensing and approval fees for real estate brokers, firms, and educators.

Forms of payment

  • We cannot accept payments over the phone.
  • If you're paying online, pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express (no gift cards)
  • Make checks or money orders payable to the Department of Licensing

Professional license fees

The fees below apply to these broker licenses:

  • Real estate brokers
  • Real estate managing brokers
Service Broker fee Managing broker fee
Take the exam $210 $210
Retake the exam $210 $210
Get your original license* $223 $320
Renew your license* $223 $320
Renew your license late (with penalty)* $263 $360
Reinstate your license (in addition to renewal fees) $100 $100
Get a printed license by mail $5 $5
Get your license history $40 $40
Get a designated broker's endorsement N/A No fee
Get a branch manager's endorsement N/A No fee
Change your name or address No fee No fee
Transfer or activate your license No fee No fee

*Original license and renewal fees include a mandatory $10 research fee.

Business license fees

The fees below apply to these business licenses:

  • Real estate firms
  • Firms using assumed names
  • Real estate branch offices
Service Real estate firm fee Assumed name fee Branch office fee
Get an original license $304 $304 per name $288
Renew a license $304 $304 per name $288
Renew a license late (with penalty) $345 $304 per name
(No penalty if renewed late)
Get a printed license by mail $5 Included with firm license $5
Get your license history $40 N/A $40
Change the office name or address No fee N/A No fee

Real estate education fees

The fees below apply to these types of real estate educators:

  • Real estate course providers
  • Real estate instructors
  • Real estate schools

Real estate courses

Service Fee (for a 4-year period, except for the Core Course**)
Apply for Real Estate Fundamentals course approval $456
Apply for approval of other mandated courses (except Real Estate Fundamentals) $15.20 per clock hour
Apply for secondary provider course content approval No fee

**Approval for the Core Course expires after 2 years. All other real estate course approvals expire after 4 years.

Real estate instructors

Service Fee (for a 2-year period)
Apply for instructor approval $114
Add topics to current instructor approval $38
Renew instructor approval $114

Real estate schools

Real estate schools Fee (for a 2-year period)
Apply for school approval $380
Renew school approval $380

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-664-6488
(TTY: Call 711)
mail Email: RealEstate@dol.wa.gov
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