Virginia State Licensing Requirements for Agents and Brokers
A. Interested in a career in real estate?
In order to become licensed in Virginia as a real estate salesperson by the Real Estate Board, applicants must:
Applicants must apply for the license within one year of passing the examination, or re-examination will be required.
B. For licensing through reciprocity, please see pages 6-7 of the
C. In order to become licensed as a real estate broker by the Real Estate Board, you must:
Equivalent courses to Board-approved courses offered by an accredited university, college, community college, or other school or education institution may be accepted for broker pre-license education. Each course must be at least 45 class/clock hours or 3 semester hours. Proof of course completion, including a monitored, final written examination, is required for course approval.
You must complete a Real Estate Brokerage course. In addition to a Real Estate Brokerage course, you must complete either: A) the three Broker-Specific Courses of Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Law; or B) two of the Broker Specific Courses and one of the following Broker-Related Courses:
NOTE: Courses taken to meet continuing education requirements are not acceptable for pre-license credit in Virginia.
ANY PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE COURSE TAKEN FOR LICENSURE AS A SALESPERSON IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AS A BROKER PRE-LICENSE EDUCATION COURSE. Original or certified copies of transcripts are required to verify broker pre-license courses. Chart of Broker Pre-License Education Credit (PDF)for reciprocal applicants from other states.
Applicants must obtain approval from the Board prior to taking the exam.
|Exam Vendor||PSI (800) 733-9267|
|Frequency and Dates of Exam||Daily Contact PSI (800) 733-9267|
|Deadline for Application||No application deadline. Allow two weeks for processing of exam application.|
|Exam Fees (paid directly to PSI)||$60|
|Exam Locations||Charlottesville Falls Church Richmond Roanoke Tyson's Corner Virginia Beach Johnson City, TN Salisbury, MD|
|Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?||Only applicants approved by the Board should contact PSI at (800) 733-9267 or http://www.psiexams.com.|
|Other Questions?||To obtain an application package or to check on the status of your application, contact the Board office at (804) 367-8526.|