Virginia Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Virginia education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation – Virginia Real Estate Board

Virginia Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Virginia real estate salesperson license: 60 hours
  • Virginia real estate broker license: 180 hours
  • Virginia requires an additional 30 hours of post-license education for salespersons
  • Final exams:  Your final course exam must be proctored for qualifying education

Virginia State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

An individual who is currently licensed as a real estate salesperson or broker in another jurisdiction may obtain a Virginia real estate license by having passed a written examination deemed to be substantially equivalent to the Virginia examination.

Virginia Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate professionals in Virginia must renew their real estate licenses every two years in the month their licenses were received
  • Licensees must complete 16 hours of real estate CE during this two-year period
  • Of these hours, 8 hours must cover mandatory topics (ethics, agency, contracts, legal update and fair housing)
  • Brokers must take an additional 8 hours of broker management courses