Virginia Salesperson Pre-Licensing

How to Become a Virginia Real Estate Agent

6 Steps Toward Getting Your Virginia Salesperson License

Getting licensed for your new career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the six steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Virginia real estate.




Successfully complete the 60-hour Principles and Practices of Real Estate for Salespersons Course with a Virginia approved education provider.

You can view the details of the course along with our packages here.

Why Should You Choose the CE Shop for Your Virginia Real Estate Pre-Licensing Classes?

LEAP is an advanced web-based platform designed specifically for real estate professionals. This course combines the most recent real estate education with the flexibility and convenience of online learning. The course is taught using real-world scenarios and practical examples to prepare you for a promising career while providing the knowledge you need to pass your VA real estate licensing exam.



Successfully pass the course final exam with an approved proctor.

After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, you are prepared to take the 120-question course final exam. The minimum passing score is 75%.

You must take each final in the presence of a proctor. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with a proctor in advance. Find out more about our online proctoring here.


Schedule the Virginia state real estate salesperson licensing exam via PSI Exams Online, here.

Upon successful course completion, candidates are eligible to take the PSI Exam.

Note: A digital photo of the candidate is required to take the PSI exam. Details and instructions for completing this requirement are available here.



Choose a sponsoring broker to support you through the process.

To start a career in real estate in Virginia you must have a broker who will sponsor you through the licensing process and provide you with a launch pad for your new career. This broker will be a career and education mentor providing you with an inside view into the day-to-day operations of a real estate agent.

It’s important to find a good fit when picking a broker to work with and it’s a key factor to becoming a successful VA real estate agent. The following questions will help you find the right broker:

  • What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
  • What kind of real estate agents are they looking for?
  • Are they technologically advanced and up-to-date with the latest systems?
  • How do they support their agents with education and training?
  • What kind of commission structure do they offer?
  • Do they offer benefits?
  • Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material?
  • Is there room to grow with the brokerage?



Fill out the application for a Virginia salesperson license.

Once you have passed the state licensing exam, download, complete, and mail the Application for Salesperson License. The application is available through Virginia’s DPOR website here.



Receive licensing approval and get issued a license for Virginia.

Once the application is approved, your Virginia real estate salesperson license will be issued to you. With your new license, a great mentor, and the Virginia real estate knowledge gained from The CE Shop, you are ready for a new career as a real estate agent.

To keep your license active and be eligible for renewal, take advantage of The CE Shop to complete your required real estate Continuing Education courses, too.


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