Obtaining your Virginia Real Estate License

If you already do not have a real estate license in another state, Virginia requires one course to get your real estate license: a 60-Hr. Principles and Practices of Real Estate for Salespersons Course. You can click here to access more details on the course and requirements.

If you currently hold an active real estate active license and are in good standing in another state and desire to get a license in Virginia, you must (1) pass the State portion of the examination, (2) submit verification of completion of a 60 hour course called "Principles of Real Estate" and (3) submit letters of certification from other jurisdictions where licensed. Also, in order to apply through reciprocity, the salesperson MUST hold a current salesperson license in another state.

You must register for the state exam via e-mail, fax, or regular mail only (no online option for reciprocity applicants)

fax 1-866-826-8863 / REBoard@dpor.virginia.gov

Real Estate Board

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23233

Following passing the test you are required to get your fingerprints taken. Background checks expire after 45 days

If you live in Virginia, you must have your fingerprints taken at a PSI testing location in Virginia. Even if you live outside of Virginia, you are highly encouraged to get your fingerprints taken at a Virginia PSI testing location because it will speed up the mandatory background check process. Only necessary if not currently licensed as a salesperson in Virginia If you do not live in Virginia, and are unable to get your fingerprints taken at a Virginia PSI testing location, please contact the Board office. A complete application must be on file with the Board within 45 days--or else you will have to get your fingerprints taken again for an additional fee.


115-3 Aikens Center

Martinsburg, WV 25404

Phone: (304) 350-1281