• Real Estate Board: Pre-License Education

    Salesperson Pre-License Education | Broker Pre-License Education | Examination 

    Salesperson Pre-License Education

    In order to become licensed as a real estate salesperson by the Real Estate Board, applicants must:

    • complete 60 class/clock hours of a Board-approved Principles of Real Estate Pre-License Courses (PDF), and
    • pass the state and national portions of the examination.

    Broker Pre-License Education

    In order to become licensed as a real estate broker by the Real Estate Board, you must:

    • complete 180 class/clock hours of Board-approved Pre-License Courses (PDF), and
    • pass the state and national portions of the broker examination, and
    • submit verification of experience (actively engaged as a salesperson for 36 of the 48 months preceding application).

    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:

    • Real Estate Abstracting
    • Real Estate Contract Law
    • Real Estate Economics
    • Real Estate Feasibility Analysis
    • Real Estate Investments
    • Real Estate Math
    • Real Estate Property Management
    • Real Estate Property Law
    • CCIM (all parts)
    • CRB (all parts)
    • GRI (all parts)
    • SIR/SIOR (all parts)
    • Business Law
    • Commercial Mortgage Lending
    • Land Planning and Use
    • Urban Development

    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.

    Examination

    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*
    *NOTE: Test sites located outside Va. are not able to do electronic fingerprinting. 
    Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?  Contact PSI at (800) 733-9267 or http://www.psiexams.com.
    Other Questions?  Contact the Board office at (804) 367-8526 or REBoard@dpor.virginia.gov.