Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT GETTING YOUR LICENSE IN VIRGINIA

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

We'd be worried if you didn't have questions! Getting your real estate license in Virginia is a big step, so to help, we've collected some frequently asked questions below.


How long does it take to get a Virginia real estate license?

The time it takes to get a Virginia real estate salesperson license can vary. It may take up to a few months to complete the required 60-hour Pre-Licensing coursework, find a sponsoring broker, go through the application process, and take the Virginia Real Estate Salesperson examination.

 

How much does it cost to get a Virginia real estate license?

The state application fee for a Virginia real estate salesperson is $170 and $210 for qualifying broker candidates. The exam fee is around $85, paid to PSI who administers the exam. Pre-Licensing coursework tuition varies from around $300 to $700 depending on the course package and school.

 

What's the difference between a Virginia salesperson and broker?

A real estate broker holds a license on behalf of a brokerage, and is directly responsible for the supervision and conduct of the brokerage business. A real estate salesperson, on the other hand, is supervised by and works directly for the representative broker.

 

How do I become a real estate broker in Virginia?

After 36 months of experience as an active real estate salesperson in Virginia you can apply to become a real estate broker in the state. In addition, you must complete the required 180 hours of course work and pass the state and national portions of the Real Estate Broker examination.