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How To Renew Your Virginia Real Estate License

The Real Estate Board, a part of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, manages the license status of Virginia salespersons and brokers. The Board has different continuing education requirements for the two licensing classes:

  • Salespersons who have renewed once before are required to take 16 hours of continuing education. Eight of the 16 hours must be in mandatory courses, and the remaining 8 can be in elective courses.

    The mandatory salesperson courses are: 3 hours of Ethics, 2 hours of Fair Housing, 1 hour of Legal Updates, 1 hour of Agency, and 1 hour of Contracts.

    Salespersons who are on their initial renewal must take a post-licensing 30 hour course instead. The post-license course must be completed within 1 year of obtaining the real estate license. A new licensee can either follow the Residential Real Estate track, the Commercial Real Estate track, or the Property Management track. The post-licensing courses can not be used for continuing education credits.

  • Brokers must complete 24 hours of continuing education before the license expiration date. Sixteen of the 24 required hours must be in mandatory course topics, and the remaining 8 hours can be elective topics.

    The mandatory broker courses are: 8 hours of Broker Management, 3 hours of Ethics, 2 hours in Fair Housing, 1 hour of Legal Updates, 1 hour in Agency, and 1 hour in Contracts.

All licensees (broker or salesperson) who need to renew their license before July 1, 2009, must take a 2 hour course on Limited Service Agency. This course is a Virginia Real Estate Board requirement and does not count towards the necessary 16 or 24 credit hours. The LSA course only needs to be completed once.

The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation will mail renewal notice forms out to licensees. Even if a licensee did not receive a copy of the renewal form, he/she is still responsible for making sure the license remains active. A licensee does have up to 30 days after the expiration date of the license to pay the renewal fee, but will have to pay a penalty reinstatement fee if the licensee allows this grace period to expire as well.

There is an online system for Virginian licensees to help speed up the license renewal process. There will be a PIN printed on the license renewal notice that is mailed out by DPOR. This PIN is used to access the online renewal system and is only valid until the end of the 30 day grace period.

Your Real Estate Continuing Education Program

The course hours can be completed online from a school approved by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Our Virgina real estate continuing education training courses are offered in conjunction with 360 Training.

18 Hour Virginia Salesperson Real Estate CE Package with included 2 Hour Limited Services Agency course

  • Real Estate Ethics - 3 Hours
    This course is designed as a 3-hour course to educate students on ethics in the real estate industry and to better understand the NAR® Code of Ethics, its enforcement procedures, and practical use of the guidelines set forth therein. (Approval No. 59147)
  • Virginia Fair Housing - 4 Hours
    Upon completion of this course, you will understand the legislation, its purpose and importance. You will also be familiar with the penalties for violating such statutes and have a better understanding of how you can avoid unethical discrimination in your everyday conduct. (Approval No. 57248)
  • Virginia Agency Relationships -1 Hour
    The undertaking of real estate transactions is a complex endeavor. Expertise is needed by buyers and sellers of real property in order to assure that profits are maximized while losses are minimized, both of these ends being realized in legal and ethical ways. To gain this expertise, it is common, if not necessary, for buyers and sellers to enter into relationships with those who have expertise in real property issues. (Approval No. 58137)
  • Virginia Rules and Regulations - 2 Hours
    This course covers a broad range of issues related to Virginia real estate rules and regulations to help students complete required continuing education course work.(Approval No. 56057)
  • Contracts, Purchases and Sales Agreements - 4 Hours
    Agreement is an essential component in the legal transference of ownership. In real estate, contracts are the instruments by which agreements are reached for the conveyance of property. Whether a salesperson is promising to sell a property within a specified period of time, a prospective buyer is placing an offer on a house or a seller is considering an offer on property, some type of contract is involved. (Approval No. 55495)
  • Virginia Limited Services Agency - 2 Hours
    This course covers a broad range of issues related to limited-service brokerages to help you learn ways to help clients through this sometimes-complicated process. (Approval No. 57120)
  • Environmental Hazards - 4 Hours
    Environmental hazards can dramatically affect a property’s value and have the potential to cause physical harm to people. Therefore buyers, sellers, lenders, and licensees all can be affected by them and should at least be aware enough to ask important questions about possible environmental issues. (Approval No. 55497)

26 Hour Virginia Broker Real Estate CE Package with included 2 Hour Limited Services Agency course

  • Virginia Broker Management - 8 Hours
    Opening a real estate business is not a decision that should be taken lightly. A real estate salesperson understands the real estate market, how to list and sell, and how to take care of customers and clients. These skills will be invaluable in running one’s own company. (Approval No. 59146)
  • Real Estate Ethics - 3 Hours
    This course is designed as a 3-hour course to educate students on ethics in the real estate industry and to better understand the NAR® Code of Ethics, its enforcement procedures, and practical use of the guidelines set forth therein. (Approval No. 59147)
  • Virginia Fair Housing - 4 Hours
    Upon completion of this course, you will understand the legislation, its purpose and importance. You will also be familiar with the penalties for violating such statutes and have a better understanding of how you can avoid unethical discrimination in your everyday conduct. (Approval No. 57248)
  • Virginia Agency Relationships -1 Hour
    The undertaking of real estate transactions is a complex endeavor. Expertise is needed by buyers and sellers of real property in order to assure that profits are maximized while losses are minimized, both of these ends being realized in legal and ethical ways. To gain this expertise, it is common, if not necessary, for buyers and sellers to enter into relationships with those who have expertise in real property issues. (Approval No. 58137)
  • Virginia Rules and Regulations - 2 Hours
    This course covers a broad range of issues related to Virginia real estate rules and regulations to help students complete required continuing education course work.(Approval No. 56057)
  • Contracts, Purchases and Sales Agreements - 4 Hours
    Agreement is an essential component in the legal transference of ownership. In real estate, contracts are the instruments by which agreements are reached for the conveyance of property. Whether a salesperson is promising to sell a property within a specified period of time, a prospective buyer is placing an offer on a house or a seller is considering an offer on property, some type of contract is involved. (Approval No. 55495)
  • Virginia Limited Services Agency - 2 Hours
    This course covers a broad range of issues related to limited-service brokerages to help you learn ways to help clients through this sometimes-complicated process. (Approval No. 57120)
  • Environmental Hazards - 4 Hours
    Environmental hazards can dramatically affect a property’s value and have the potential to cause physical harm to people. Therefore buyers, sellers, lenders, and licensees all can be affected by them and should at least be aware enough to ask important questions about possible environmental issues. (Approval No. 55497)

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