• Real Estate Board: Continuing Education

    Residential Standard Agency Course 

    The one-time, three-hour Residential Standard Agency (RSA) course is no longer required to renew or activate a license. (The RSA continuing education course mandate applied only to licensees with expiration dates through June 30, 2014.)  


    Continuing Education

    For Brokers and Experienced Salespersons

    Section 54.1-2105.03 of the Code of Virginia requires all brokers and salespersons (who have renewed their license at least once before) to complete Board-approved Continuing Education to renew or activate their licenses.

    Brokers must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education to renew their licenses. Of these 24 hours, renewing brokers must take:

    • Eight (8) hours in Broker Management & Agent Supervision;
    • Three (3) hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
    • Two (2) hours in Fair Housing;
    • One (1) hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends;
    • One (1) hour in Real Estate Agency; and
    • One (1) hour in Real Estate Contracts.

     

    Experienced Salespersons must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education to renew their licenses. Of these 16 hours, renewing experienced salespersons must take:

    • Three (3) hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
    • Two (2) hours in Fair Housing;
    • One (1) hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends;
    • One (1) hour in Real Estate Agency; and
    • One (1) hour in Real Estate Contracts.

     

    The remaining 8 hours for both brokers and experienced salespersons may be in Real Estate Related Subjects (electives) or in the required Continuing Education subjects already referenced. These Continuing Education requirements also apply to inactive brokers and experienced salespersons who apply to activate their licenses.

     

    Out-of-State Continuing Education Credit

    The Board will accept up to 8 hours of approved continuing education courses that a broker or experienced salesperson completed in another state, as long as the licensee holds a current real estate license in that other state and completed these continuing education courses during the current two-year license term. These 8 out-of-state hours can be applied only to the "Real Estate Related Subjects" (elective) Continuing Education category.

    In order to receive these 8 hours of Continuing Education elective credits in the "Real Estate Related Subjects" category, a licensee must submit: 

    • an original or notarized copy of the current out-of-state license (with its expiration date) AND 
    • an original or notarized copy of EACH Continuing Education course completion certificate.

    Mail the documentation to:
    Virginia Real Estate Board
    ATTN: Education Section
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23233