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:

Many students take advantage of exam prep tailored for their state, to give them a higher chance of passing.

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.

For more information on reciprocity, view our complete guide.

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