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All new license applications must be submitted online.

All duplicate license and letter of certification requests must be submitted online.

Paper service requests will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the address indicated on the application.

The 15-hour continuing education (CE) requirements for the 2013-2015 and 2015-2017 licensing cycle are as follows:
3.0 hrs Fair Housing
3.0 hrs DC Legislative Update
3.0 hrs Financial Issues/Update
6.0 hrs General electives

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Licensing Examinations for Real Estate are administered by Pearson VUE

Publications and Forms

These links take you to resource information and forms regarding District of Columbia licensure.


Online licensing services are a quick, convenient, and environmentally responsible way to manage your licensing needs. All of the functions listed below can be accessed through the Online Services – PULSE Portal link below.

Continuing Education Services

Continuing Education Requirements

The Commission has established education requirements that are designed to enhance the professional abilities of licensees.  Every two years, licensees are required to meet mandated continuing education requirements, which ensure that they are kept abreast of current national and local laws and regulations.

The 15-hour continuing education (CE) requirements for the current licensing cycle 2013-2015 and for the cycle 2015-2017 are as follows:
3.0 hrs -  Fair Housing
3.0 hrs -  DC Legislative Update
3.0 hrs – Financial Issues/Update
6.0 hrs – General Electives

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Please Note:

Effective August 1, 2015: All national/general exam questions are in compliance with the changes to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID), which went into effect October 3, 2015.

The District of Columbia Real Estate Commission (Commission) regulates the licenses of professional real estate agents and protects consumers by upholding the District of Columbia real estate license law (pdf). The real estate license law is defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999.

The Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Mayor. All members must be residents of the District of Columbia throughout their tenure on the Commission. Three members must each hold a Broker’s license; two members must hold a Salesperson’s license; two members must hold a Property Manager’s license; one member must be a licensed attorney; and one member must be a consumer member who does not hold a real estate license. Five members of the Commission constitute a quorum.

The Commission meets on the second Tuesday each month at 10:00 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. August is a recess month. The Commission can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Executive Director: Leon Lewis,
Education Coordinator: Kevin Cyrus,
Commission Assistant: Stephanie Johnston,

Current Commission Members

Josephine Ricks
Chairperson, Broker
Ulani Gulstone
Legal Committee Chair,
Attorney Member
Monique Owens
Education Committee Chair,
Frank Pietranton
Danai Mattison Sky
Property Manager
Darrin Davis
Christine M. Warnke
Consumer Member
Property Manager

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

2016 Meeting Dates:

January 12 2016 July 12, 2016
February 9, 2016 August - Recess
March 8, 2016 September 13, 2016
April 12, 2016 October 11, 2016
May 10, 2016 November 8, 2016
June 14, 2016 December 13, 2016

Board meeting minutes are available at