List of rulemaking activity

Real estate definitions and adjudicative proceedings

  • All business and professional licensing
    • Real estate
In progress

Current rule(s)

Real estate - Definitions and Brief Adjudicative Proceedings (Chapter 308-124 WAC); Real Estate - Records and Responsibilities (Chapter 308-124C WAC)

We're considering rulemaking to define "as soon as reasonably practical" related to the timeline for entering into a written services agreement. A corrected CR-101 is attached, showing both rules affected.

Current step

February 7, 2024

Intent to create a new rule

Public hearing or comments

Real estate licensing and education fees

  • All business and professional licensing
    • Real estate
Completed

Current rule(s)

Real estate fees (WAC 308-124A-775); Real estate course, school, and instructor approval fees (WAC 308-124H-990)

We're increasing our fees to cover the costs of running the real estate program.

Real estate broker education and license renewals

  • All business and professional licensing
    • Real estate
In progress

Current rule(s)

Broker first active renewal (WAC 308-124A-785); Continuing education clock hour requirements (WAC 308-124A-790); Course titles reserved for prescribed curriculum courses (WAC 308-124H-810); General requirements for course approval (WAC 308-124H-820); Secondary education provider course content approval application (WAC 308-124H-825)

We're proposing rules requiring new and current real estate licensees to take instructional courses about fair housing and preventing unfair housing practices. We'll be responsible for providing the curriculum. The proposed rules would add the fair housing course to the current rules, edit the rules to be clearer, create new requirements for licensees, and subject licensees to audits.

Current step

July 6, 2022

Rule change proposed

Public hearing or comments

Public hearing held June 8, 2022

Real estate written services agreements

  • All business and professional licensing
    • Real estate
Withdrawn

Current rule(s)

Real estate – Definitions and brief adjudicative proceedings (Chapter 308-124 WAC)

We're withdrawing a proposed rule change to define what "as soon as reasonably practical" means when entering into a written services agreement.

Current step

November 13, 2023

Rule change withdrawn

Public hearing or comments

See the preproposal statement of inquiry for information about submitting comments.