Virginia Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

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This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Virginia Real Estate Board. We recommend you contact the Virginia Real Estate Board for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Virginia Real Estate: Salesperson (2nd license renewal or more)

Licensees are required to complete 16 hours of continuing education every two years. A minimum of eight required hours to include at least three hours of ethics and standards of conduct, two hours of fair housing, and the remaining three hours of legal updates and emerging trends, real estate agency, real estate contracts, and flood hazard areas and the National Flood Insurance Program.
 
NOTE: New Salespersons must complete 30-hours of Post-License Education within one year of initial licensure.  New Salespersons must wait until their first two-year licensure term ends, then they can begin to take Continuing Education courses.  New Salespersons will not receive any credit from the Board for any Continuing Education courses they complete before their first two-year licensure term ends.

*Effective January 1, 2016, any active broker or salesperson who has renewed their license at least once must complete a Board-approved Legal Updates (LU) Continuing Education (CE) course that includes instruction on “flood hazard areas and the National Flood Insurance Program” (Flood Content) to renew their active license.

*Any active broker or salesperson who has renewed their license at least once and who has a license expiration date after December 31, 2015, must complete a Board-approved LU CE course with Flood Content to renew their active license even if the licensee has already completed a Board-approved LU CE course that DID NOT include Flood Content during their current two-year license term.

Online Limitations

The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a notarized affidavit with the completion of all distance education.

The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a timing mechanism for all online courses.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are uploaded every Monday and Friday. **Please allow one to two business days for rosters to post on state's website from date of submission** **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service. One file will be sent each day, if a license is expiring an additional roster can be sent, otherwise it will go the next day.**
Roster Sent: Every 5 days

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Real Estate Board
Phone: 8043672426
Fax: 8045274299
Address: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23233

Virginia Real Estate: Broker

Licensees are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years.

Of these 24 hours the following are required:  Eight hours in Broker Management & Agent Supervision, three hours of ethics and standards of conduct, two hours of fair housing, and the remaining three hours of legal updates and emerging trends, flood hazard areas and the National Flood Insurance Program, real estate agency, and real estate contracts.

*Effective January 1, 2016, any active broker or salesperson who has renewed their license at least once must complete a Board-approved Legal Updates (LU) Continuing Education (CE) course that includes instruction on “flood hazard areas and the National Flood Insurance Program” (Flood Content) to renew their active license.

*Any active broker or salesperson who has renewed their license at least once and who has a license expiration date after December 31, 2015, must complete a Board-approved LU CE course with Flood Content to renew their active license even if the licensee has already completed a Board-approved LU CE course that DID NOT include Flood Content during their current two-year license term.

Online Limitations

The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a notarized affidavit with the completion of all distance education.

The Virginia Real Estate Board requires a timing mechanism for all online courses.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are uploaded every Monday and Friday. **Please allow one to two business days for rosters to post on state's website from date of submission** **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service. One file will be sent each day, if a license is expiring an additional roster can be sent, otherwise it will go the next day.**
Roster Sent: Every 5 days

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Real Estate Board
Phone: 8043672426
Fax: 8045274299
Address: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23233

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.