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Virginia Pre License Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 180 180 0
We Offer: 180 180 0
License Renewal Period: year

Virginia Requirement Detail for Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensing Course

Hours Required by the State: 180 hours

45 Hours - Real Estate Brokerage Course Topic

135 hours - Approved Course Topics

Seat Time:

The state requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.

The CE Shop is an approved school in Virginia:

Code/Approval Number: 0214020697 (four digit code: 0328)

The CE Shop's Offering: 

  • 45 hours - Real Estate Brokerage
  • 45 hours - Real Estate Appraisal
  • 45 hours - Real Estate Finance
  • 45 hours - Real Estate Investment

Reporting for VA Real Estate Courses: 

Real estate pre-licensing course completions are reported to the exam vendor, PSI. The state requires schools to report course completions within three to five days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame. 

Final Exam for Virginia Pre-Licensing: 

The state requires that your final course exam be proctored and you achieve a score of 75% or higher to pass. Final exams may only be taken twice.

Proctoring VA Real Estate License Final Exams: 

The state requires that your final course exam be proctored. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with an online proctor in advance. You can find full details of the proctoring process here. Upon passing the final course exam you and your proctor will be asked to sign an affidavit verifying your identity as the student who completed the course and the final course exam.   

Expiration Date of Course: 

The CE Shop’s Pre-Licensing courses expire six months after the date of purchase. Each student will be granted a one-month extension at no charge, to be applied immediately after the initial six-month term. For any reactivation or extension of the course after the seventh month, The CE Shop will charge the student 20% of the current retail price of the course for each 30-day extension or partial 30-day extension in the event that the course finally terminates before the end of the final 30-day extension. Students may also elect to re-enroll for 50% of the current retail price of the course, if the course has hit the year expiration or the student is at the 7 month mark and wants to repurchase and restart the course and enrollment.  Extensions or reactivations cannot be granted beyond 12 months from the purchase of the course since, in all events, the course terminates 12 months after purchase.


Once The CE Shop has received the signed affidavit, your certificate of course completion will become available to download (and via email). Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.

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Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation Real Estate Board

Street Address: Virginia DPOR Real Estate Board, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 102, Richmond, VA 23233-1463

Mailing Address: Dept. of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23233-1463

Telephone: 804.367.8526

Fax: 866.350.7849

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