Requirements to get a VA real estate license

Check to be sure you qualify to get your Virginia real estate license.

Virginia real estate license requirements

Here is the super short summary of the basic requirements to obtain your real estate license in Virginia. At least 18 years old with high school diploma or equivalent Any felony during lifetime or certain misdemeanors may disqualify, but Board makes final decision. Any license suspension or revocation in another state may disqualify, but Board makes final decision. Complete and pass the approved pre-license course Pass the salesperson license exam (PSI exam) administered by PSIexams.com. After you pass the PSI exam, you find a broker you will work for and submit the license application to DPOR. You may interview companies anywhere in your area to determine the appropriate broker or company.   If you have questions on requirements, you may contact us.  Paul Hartke, our licensed instructor, is also a broker (VA, MD and DC) and Virginia lawyer.  Or view the detailed requirements for licensure that are included in the Real Estate Board regulations on the DPOR website.  The regulations are stated below.  Our instructor has highlighted certain words or phrases and added notes to better explain. Qualifications for Licensure.   18VAC135-20-30 Every applicant to the Real Estate Board for an individual salesperson's or broker's license shall have the following qualifications: 1. The applicant shall have a good reputation for honesty, truthfulness, and fair dealing, and be competent to transact the business of a real estate broker or a real estate salesperson in such a manner as to safeguard the interests of the public. 2. The applicant shall meet the current educational requirements by achieving a passing grade in all required courses  of § 54.1-2105 of the Code of Virginia prior to the time the applicant sits for the licensing examination and applies for licensure. 3. The applicant shall be in good standing as a licensed real estate broker or salesperson in every jurisdiction where licensed and the applicant shall not have had a license as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson which was suspended, revoked or surrendered in connection with a disciplinary action or which has been the subject of discipline in any jurisdiction prior to applying for licensure in Virginia. The applicant shall be in compliance with all the terms of all board orders, including but not limited to paying imposed monetary penalties and costs, plus any accrued interest and other fees, and completing imposed education. Instructor’s Note:  If have a had one of the violations/actions in #3, it technically means you are disqualified.  However, as noted in #9, the Board may still consider approval based on the circumstances. 4. In accordance with § 54.1-204 of the Code of Virginia, each applicant shall submit to fingerprinting and shall disclose the following information: a. All misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude, sexual offense, drug distribution or physical injury within five years of the date of the application; and b. All felony convictions during his lifetime. Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction for purposes of this subsection. The record of a conviction received from a court shall be accepted as prima facie evidence of a conviction or finding of guilt. The board, in its discretion, may deny licensure to any applicant in accordance with § 54.1-204 of the Code of Virginia. Instructor’s Note:  As noted in #9 below, you may still qualify for a license if you have a history of the convictions noted above.  You will need to disclose the convictions on your license application.  Any questions, contact our instructor/brokerand then confirm with the Board.  5. The applicant shall be at least 18 years old. 6. The applicant shall have a high school diploma or its equivalent. 7. The applicant, within 12 months prior to submitting a complete application for a license, shall have passed a written examination provided by the board or by a testing service acting on behalf of the board. Instructor’s Note:  PSI is the company that provides the official license exam.  This is separate from any pre-license course. Their website is www.psiexams.com. 8. The applicant shall follow all procedures established with regard to conduct at the examination. Failure to comply with all procedures established with regard to conduct at the examination may be grounds for denial of application. 9. Applicants for licensure who do not meet the requirements set forth in subdivisions 3 and 4 of this section may be approved for licensure following consideration by the board. Statutory Authority §§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2105 of the Code of Virginia. Ok, so the basics are completing the online course, passing the course exam and then taking the PSI exam. If you have any basic questions on your qualifications, please contact us.  If needed, you may wish to speak with Paul, our state-approved pre-license instructor, who is also a license Virginia real estate broker.  He can discuss any question or other concerns.  If there is any question, he will likely then refer you to contact the Board for confirmation based on your situation. Get more information on the pre-license online course . OR Go to the sign up page  so you can register and get started on the course.
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Requirements to get a VA real estate license

Check to be sure you qualify to get your

Virginia real estate license.

Virginia real estate license requirements

Here is the super short summary of the basic requirements to obtain your real estate license in Virginia. At least 18 years old with high school diploma or equivalent Any felony during lifetime or certain misdemeanors may disqualify, but Board makes final decision. Any license suspension or revocation in another state may disqualify, but Board makes final decision. Complete and pass the approved pre-license course Pass the salesperson license exam (PSI exam) administered by PSIexams.com. After you pass the PSI exam, you find a broker you will work for and submit the license application to DPOR. You may interview companies anywhere in your area to determine the appropriate broker or company.   If you have questions on requirements, you may contact us.  Paul Hartke, our licensed instructor, is also a broker (VA, MD and DC) and Virginia lawyer.  Or view the detailed requirements for licensure that are included in the Real Estate Board regulations on the DPOR website.  The regulations are stated below.  Our instructor has highlighted certain words or phrases and added notes to better explain. Qualifications for Licensure.   18VAC135-20-30 Every applicant to the Real Estate Board for an individual salesperson's or broker's license shall have the following qualifications: 1. The applicant shall have a good reputation for honesty, truthfulness, and fair dealing, and be competent to transact the business of a real estate broker or a real estate salesperson in such a manner as to safeguard the interests of the public. 2. The applicant shall meet the current educational requirements by achieving a passing grade in all required courses of § 54.1-2105 of the Code of Virginia prior to the time the applicant sits for the licensing examination and applies for licensure. 3. The applicant shall be in good standing as a licensed real estate broker or salesperson in every jurisdiction where licensed and the applicant shall not have had a license as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson which was suspended, revoked or surrendered in connection with a disciplinary action or which has been the subject of discipline in any jurisdiction prior to applying for licensure in Virginia. The applicant shall be in compliance with all the terms of all board orders, including but not limited to paying imposed monetary penalties and costs, plus any accrued interest and other fees, and completing imposed education. Instructor’s Note:  If have a had one of the violations/actions in #3, it technically means you are disqualified.  However, as noted in #9, the Board may still consider approval based on the circumstances. 4. In accordance with § 54.1-204 of the Code of Virginia, each applicant shall submit to fingerprinting and shall disclose the following information: a. All misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude, sexual offense, drug distribution or physical injury within five years of the date of the application; and b. All felony convictions during his lifetime. Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction for purposes of this subsection. The record of a conviction received from a court shall be accepted as prima facie evidence of a conviction or finding of guilt. The board, in its discretion, may deny licensure to any applicant in accordance with § 54.1-204 of the Code of Virginia. Instructor’s Note:  As noted in #9 below, you may still qualify for a license if you have a history of the convictions noted above.  You will need to disclose the convictions on your license application.  Any questions, contact our instructor/brokerand then confirm with the Board.  5. The applicant shall be at least 18 years old. 6. The applicant shall have a high school diploma or its equivalent. 7. The applicant, within 12 months prior to submitting a complete application for a license, shall have passed a written examination provided by the board or by a testing service acting on behalf of the board. Instructor’s Note:  PSI is the company that provides the official license exam.  This is separate from any pre-license course. Their website is www.psiexams.com. 8. The applicant shall follow all procedures established with regard to conduct at the examination. Failure to comply with all procedures established with regard to conduct at the examination may be grounds for denial of application. 9. Applicants for licensure who do not meet the requirements set forth in subdivisions 3 and 4 of this section may be approved for licensure following consideration by the board. Statutory Authority §§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2105 of the Code of Virginia. Ok, so the basics are completing the online course, passing the course exam and then taking the PSI exam. If you have any basic questions on your qualifications, please contact us.  If needed, you may wish to speak with Paul, our state-approved pre-license instructor, who is also a license Virginia real estate broker.  He can discuss any question or other concerns.  If there is any question, he will likely then refer you to contact the Board for confirmation based on your situation. Get more information on the pre-license online course . OR Go to the sign up page  so you can register and get started on the course.
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