Virginia Real Estate License Requirements

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Virginia real estate requirements

Virginia Real Estate Salesperson License Requirements

Virginia State Required Pre-licensing Hours: 60 hours
Colibri Real Estate Virginia Course Hours Offered: 60 hours

1. General Virginia Salesperson License Requirements

The general requirements for real estate salespersons defined by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Real Estate Board are as follows:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

2. Salesperson License Education Requirements in Virginia

Below are credit hours required for the Virginia pre-license course to qualify for your salesperson license.

Course TypeRequired Credit Hours
Total Pre-license Course Hours60 hours

3. Additional Salesperson License Requirements in Virginia

If you meet the general requirements and have completed your required course credit hours, you will need to complete the following steps to get your salesperson license:

  • Apply for the Virginia salesperson examination.
  • Submit fingerprints for a criminal background check.
  • Successfully pass the Virginia salesperson licensing exam with a score of 70% or higher on the national portion and 75% or higher on the state portion of the exam.
  • Complete the Virginia Real Estate License application.
  • Complete an approved 30 hours of post-license education.

Does Virginia require post-licensing education? 

All active new salesperson licensees must complete an approved 30 hours of post-license education within one (1) year from the last day of the month in which the license was issued in order to remain on active status. Failure to complete these 30 hours of post-license education within the one (1) year will result in automatic placement of the license on inactive status. No continuing education is required of new salespersons in their first two-year license term.

The 30-hour PLE program will consist of nine courses:

  • Fair Housing, ADA and Civil Rights (2 hours)
  • Real Estate Law and Regulations (6 hours) 
  • Ethics and Standards of Conduct (3 hours)
  • Current Industry Issues and Trends (2 hours)
  • Agency Law (3 hours)
  • Contract Writing (6 hours)
  • Risk Management (3 hours)
  • Escrow Requirements (3 hours)
  • Real Estate-Related Finance (2 hours)

Roster Process: Course completions are submitted twice per week on Tuesdays and Fridays. We report completions on Tuesday from the previous Friday through Monday. We report completions on Friday from the previous Tuesday through Thursday.

Enroll in Colibri Real Estate’s Virginia 30-hour post-license course today!

Does Virginia offer reciprocity?

Applicants for a salesperson license must:

  • Hold a current salesperson license in another state
  • Register by mail or fax and pass the state portion of the licensing examination
  • Submit verification of completion of the 60-hour pre-license course
  • Submit letters of certification from other jurisdictions where licensed

Licensure certification from other states must be dated less than 60 days from the time the completed application is received. Certifications of licensure are required from all states where the applicant is or has been licensed to practice real estate

Regulatory Notes:

Obtaining Certificate of Course Completion: Upon completion of the course, Colibri Real Estate will provide you an electronic certificate of completion in your account dashboard. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time, therefore that will be the time reflected on your certificate.

Roster: Course completion is reported after proctor verification and within 5 days of completion.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Real Estate Board
Phone: 804-367-8500
Fax: 866-350-7849
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 400 Richmond VA 23233
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Good to Know

minimum requirements set forth by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Real Estate Board. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board’s site.

If you hold Real Estate licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state’s requirements.

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.