Part of the application process for becoming a certified LPO is to take and pass the LPO exam. The exam is given twice a year in both Seattle and Spokane. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions, two to four essay questions, and a problem section. Four hours are allotted for the exam.
Applicants should have a thorough understanding and knowledge of real property law, real estate law, APR 12, and the LPO Rules of Professional Conduct. Applicants will also be tested on their selection, preparation, and completion of the required forms for a closing transaction.
Date of Exam:
April 1, 2013 (Monday)
Application Due in WSBA Office:
March 1, 2013 (Friday), by 5 p.m.
January 2–March 1, 2013
Red Lion River Inn
April 18, 2013
Pass List posted on website:
April 19, 2013, by 2 p.m.
October 7, 2013 (Monday)
August 30, 2013 (Friday), by 5 p.m.
July 1 – August 30, 2013
WSBA Offices (tentative*)
Red Lion River Inn (tentative*)
October 24, 2013
October 25, 2013, by 2 p.m.
*may have to change venues depending on number of exam takers.
No applications accepted after August 30, 2013. Early applications (July 1 - Aug 1) encouraged. Application packets will be posted by June 3.
You may download and print the LPO Application Packet or request that an LPO Application Packet be mailed to you by contacting Talia Clever at LPO@wsba.org or 206-239-2112.
There is a $200 application and exam fee due when the application is submitted to the WSBA.
We recommend that you review and understand the suggested study topics thoroughly to assist you in preparing for the exam.
A course on the fundamentals of Washington real estate law is offered by the Rockwell Institute.
Please note that this information is provided as a courtesy only; courses are not endorsed by the Limited Practice Board or the WSBA.
Successful applicants and exam statistics
The LPO Application Packet contains the application and instructions. See the links for the Study Topics, Rules and Regulations, and Resources posted below.
The Application is not available for download at this time. A new application packet will be posted in advance of the July 1 - August 30 application period.
View a list of suggested study topics for the LPO exam (included in the application packet).
Review APR 12 and other LPO rules and regulations here.
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