How to Get Your Real Estate License in Virginia

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Virginia Real Estate License? Real Estate Express 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.

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: First Time Renewal Requirements

Post-License Education (PLE) Curriculum
Section 54.1-2105.01 of the Code of Virginia requires all active new salesperson licensees to complete a Board-approved 30-hour post-license education (PLE) curriculum within one year of obtaining their salesperson licenses in order to remain on active status. For example, if your salesperson license was issued on January 1, 2015, you must complete all 30 hours no later than December 31, 2015.
Failure to complete these 30 hours of PLE within one year of your license issue date will result in automatic placement of your license on inactive status.

*New Salespersons must complete the 30-hour Post-License Education requirement. They do not need to complete the 16-hour Continuing Education curriculum required of other salespersons.
 

Effective as of January 1, 2019:
Beginning January 1, 2019, the 30-hour PLE program will consist of NINE courses:
1.Fair Housing, ADA and Civil Rights (2 hours)
2.Real Estate Law and Regulations (6 hours)
3.Ethics and Standards of Conduct (3 hours)
4.Current Industry Issues and Trends (2 hours)
5.Agency Law (3 hours)
6.Contract Writing (6 hours)
7.Risk Management (3 hours)
8.Escrow Requirements (3 hours)
9.Real Estate-Related Finance (2 hours)

Online Limitations

The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a timing mechanism for all online courses.

The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a notarized affidavit with the completion of all distance education.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: McKissock Roster uploaded every Monday and Friday.

REX Roster uploaded every Tuesday 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.**
Roster Sent: Every 5 days

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Real Estate Board
Phone: 8043672426
Fax: 8045274299
Address: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400 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.