Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Escrow Testing Information

Test Requirements For Escrow Officers

Individuals applying for approval as an Escrow Officer or Designated Escrow Officer in Washington must take and pass the new licensing test offered by PearsonVUE.

How To Register For The Test

Visit the PearsonVUE Web site and follow the instructions for exam registration.

After Passing The Test

  1. Keep your original test pass certificate.
  2. Send a copy of the certificate to DFI along with your Escrow Officer or Designated Escrow Officer application.

    Mail Your Certificate And Application To:
    For U.S. Postal Service:
    Department of Financial Institutions
    Division of Consumer Services
    PO Box 41200
    Olympia WA 98504-1200
      For Overnight Delivery:
    Department of Financial Institutions
    Division of Consumer Services
    150 Israel Rd SW
    Tumwater WA 98501

Studying For The Test

The escrow test is robust. Studying and preparation is recommended. You may find some helpful information on the websites of the Escrow Association of Washington (EAW) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) linked below. The EAW site has links to online courses and study materials. The link to HUD takes you to the RESPA section of that web site. The test includes a section that tests your proficiency in manually calculating bank account reconciliations and completing a final settlement statement.

LPO Licensing

The LPO license is issued by the LPO Board, not by the Department of Financial Institutions.

Visit the Washington State Bar Association for information about obtaining an LPO license. You may contact the Board by e-mail at questions@wsba.org or phone (206) 443-9722 or (800) 945-9722.

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