How to get your Real Estate License in Virginia

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Virginia Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Virginia, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Virginia real estate license requirements.

Select License Level:
8 Mandatory Hours
8 Elective Hours
16 Total Hours
16 Mandatory Hours
8 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Virginia

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Virginia Real Estate Board. We recommend you contact the Virginia Real Estate Board for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Virginia Real Estate License: Salesperson (2nd license renewal or more)

Total Hours Required: 16
Mandatory Hours: 8
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Continuing Education and Renewal Date: Every 2 years on the last day of the original license issuance month.

Hours Required by the Virginia Real Estate Board: 16 hours.
•8 mandatory hours
    o3 hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
    o2 hours in Fair Housing;
    o1 hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends (to include flood zone areas and the National Flood Insurance Program);
    o1 hour in Real Estate Agency; and
    o1 hour in Real Estate Contracts
•8 elective hours

Seat Time: The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a timing device for all online virtual classroom courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Required Course Notarized Affidavit: The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a licensee to file a notarized affidavit certifying compliance with the education provider’s course requirements or with the licensee's own records at the conclusion of each distance education course.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after the date of enrollment.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.

Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be completed through distance education.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are uploaded every Monday and Friday. **Please allow one to two business days for rosters to post on state's website from date of submission** **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service. One file will be sent each day, if a license is expiring an additional roster can be sent, otherwise it will go the next day.**
Roster Sent: Every 5 days

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Real Estate Board
Phone: 8043672426
Fax: 8045274299
Address: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Richmond, VA 23233

Virginia Real Estate License: Broker

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 16
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Continuing Education and Renewal Date: Every 2 years on the last day of the original license issuance month.

Hours Required by the Virginia Real Estate Board: 24 hours.
•16 mandatory hours
    o6 hours in Broker Management;
    o2 hours in Broker Supervision;
    o3 hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
    o2 hours in Fair Housing;
    o1 hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends (to include flood zone areas and the National Flood Insurance Program);
    o1 hour in Real Estate Agency; and
    o1 hour in Real Estate Contracts
•8 elective hours

Salesperson Post-Licensure Education Requirement: All active new salesperson licensees must complete a Board-approved 30-hour post-license education (PLE) curriculum within the initial year of licensure. Failure to complete the PLE curriculum within one year from the last day of the month in which the license was issued shall result in the license being placed on inactive status until the curriculum has been completed. New salespersons do not need to complete the 16-hour CE curriculum required of other salespersons. Click here for PLE curriculum.

Seat Time: The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a timing device for all online virtual classroom courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Required Course Notarized Affidavit: The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a licensee to file a notarized affidavit certifying compliance with the education provider’s course requirements or with the licensee's own records at the conclusion of each distance education course.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after the date of enrollment.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.

Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be completed through distance education.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are uploaded every Monday and Friday. **Please allow one to two business days for rosters to post on state's website from date of submission** **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service. One file will be sent each day, if a license is expiring an additional roster can be sent, otherwise it will go the next day.**
Roster Sent: Every 5 days

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Real Estate Board
Phone: 8043672426
Fax: 8045274299
Address: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Richmond, VA 23233

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.