A Quickstart Guide : How To Get A Real Estate License In Virginia

Step 1: Make sure you meet the basic requirements

The basic requirements to get a Virginia real estate license are simple. Do you meet these requirements?

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are a US citizen or have the legal right to work in the US
  • You have a high school diploma or equivalent

Step 2: Register for real estate licensing classes


A real estate license is required for most real estate jobs. Virginia requires 60 hours of pre-licensing education.

Virginia honors education, experience and licensure from some other jurisdictions. Applicants who qualify can bypass some or all of the educational requirements.


The best Virginia real estate school we have found is this one.

Step 3: Apply to take the Virginia real estate exam


You can apply to take the Virginia real estate exam after you have completed the licensing education requirements. The Virginia real estate exam fee is $60.

The exam process is managed by PSI Exams. They also manage the fingerprinting and background check process, which includes a digital photo of each applicant.

Step 4: Complete the Virginia real estate license application


The application will ask you some basic questions about you and your background, including any other real estate licenses you have held or currently hold. The Virginia real estate license application fee is $110.

Step 6: Choose a sponsoring broker


All new licensees in Virginia must work under the supervision of a broker. Choosing a broker is an important decision and we can help you with that. Keller Williams training has been ranked the best in the business and we are committed to helping our agents succeed. Click here to be connected with the right person in charge of hiring at the Keller Williams nearest you.

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