Designated Broker Test

Individuals seeking to become a Designated Broker (DB) in Washington must pass the Washington Designated Broker Test administered by PearsonVue. If the individual also wishes to originate loans, in addition to being DB for a company, he/she must apply for the MLO license and meet those license requirements. See MLO Licensing for more information.

How do I register to take the test?

Registration for the Designated Broker test can be done online or via the phone. Walk-in tests are not available. Follow the instruction in the Candidate Handbook to register. PearsonVUE offers many testing center locations around the country.

What will be covered in the test?

Study for the test based on the continuing education topics as described in WAC 208-660-600(3) and as described in the Content Outline. The Department does not provide additional study materials beyond these resources nor does it approve education courses for the Designated Broker test.

How can I change or cancel a test date?

View PearsonVue’s Change/Cancel Policy in the Candidate Handbook.

How long after taking the test will I receive my results?

Before you leave the PearsonVue testing center, you should receive a test “pass” or “fail” certificate. Keep this certificate. A copy is required to be provided to the Department at the time of application.


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