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Virginia Real Estate Licensing Requirements


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency
  • Complete a 60-hour approved licensing course
  • Pass the VA state licensing examination


  • Fill-out Application.
  • Application fee is $170.00
  • Applicants for initial licensure are required to complete a background check.  Submit application within 45 days of background check.


  • Exam Provider PSI @ (800) 733-9267
  • $60 Exam fee
  • National and State Portions

Post/Continuing Education

  • Licenses will expire two (2) years from the last day of the month in which their license was issued.
  • Salespersons renewing for the first time and are required to complete 30 hours of post-license education regardless of whether their licenses are active or inactive.
  • All active salespersons are required to complete 16 hours of Continuing Education during each licensing term. Of these 16 hours, there are 8 required hours in the subjects below:
    • 3 hrs – Ethics and Standards of Conduct
    • 2 hrs – Fair Housing
    • 1 hr – Legal Updates and Emerging Trends
    • 1 hr – Real Estate Agency
    • 1 hr – Real Estate Contracts
  • Renewal Fees – Salesperson $65.00

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