1. Register and Complete the 60 Hours of Required Education
Advanced School of Real Estate offers this course in a traditional live classroom setting or online. Visit AdvancedSchoolofRealEstate.com for more information.
2. Take the Virginia Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam
Once you have completed the 60-hour course and passed our final course exam, you are eligibile to sit for your Va. Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam. PSI Examination Services is the testing company currently contracted by the Real Estate Board in Virginia to administer the licensing examination. In Hampton Roads the test is given by appointment at the Pembroke IV Building (291 Independence Blvd., Suite 140) in Virginia Beach. The test is administered by computer and consists of two sections:
- The Virginia State portion tests knowledge areas for the Virginia real estate professional.
- The National portion tests knowledge which is required for real estate professionals in every state.
If you fail one of the two, you only need to retake that portion. You may take the exam as many times as necessary as long as you are willing to pay the required fee of $60.00 each time. Once completed the results are given immediately. For more information, visit www.psiexams.com.
3. Complete Your Fingerprinting and Background Check
Fingerprinting is mandatory for all Virginia real estate license applicants. You must be electronically fingerprinted at one of the PSI Virginia sites. Once completed, your license application must be received by the Real Estate Board within 45 calendar days. For additional information please visit www.psiexams.com
4. Apply for Your Virginia Real Estate Salesperson Licensing
Once you have passed the Virginia Real Estate Licensing Exam, you will have up to 12 months in order to apply for your license. In order to activate your license, you must choose a Real Estate Broker (real estate company) who will sponsor your activation. There is no obligation to choose a particular company.
If you choose not to activate, you may apply to the Real Estate Board for an inactive license. If you do not do either of the above within the 12 month period, you will have to re-take the exam.
Detailed information for the licensing application process can be located on the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation website at: http://www.dpor.virginia.gov