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Your Guide to Virginia Real Estate License Renewal 2022

Have you recently received your license and need to know the Virginia Real Estate License Renewal process? Maybe you are an experienced Salesperson or Broker, and you need to find out the Virginia real estate license renewal requirements.

Either way, we have all the answers for you! We have created a complete, up-to-date guide for 2022 for your Virginia real estate license renewal. You can maintain your real estate license in just a few simple steps and meet your real estate continued education requirements.

Keep reading to find out more!

How Do I Renew My Virginia Real Estate License?

Step 1:Complete your real estate continued education course and meet the required number of CE credits.

  • If you are a newly licensed salesperson and are renewing your license for the first time, you must complete the 30 Hour Post License Course.
  • If you have a salespersons license and are renewing your license for the second time or more, you must complete 16 Hours of real estate continued education to renew your Virginia real estate license.
  • If you are a licensed broker, you must complete 24 Hours of the real estate continued education to renew your Virginia real estate license.

Step 2: You must pay your renewal fee to the Virginia Real Estate Board. You can complete your Virginia real estate license renewal online through the DPOR Website. Instructions for registering your account with the DPOR can be viewed by following the link -

https://dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/OnlineServices

How Often Do I Need To Renew My Virginia Real Estate License?

If you have recently obtained your Virginia real estate salesperson license and are renewing your license for the first time, you must renew your license within 1 year from the last day of the month your license was issued.

Example: If your license was issued on May 8, 2021, you must renew your license before May 31, 2022

If you are an experienced Salesperson or Broker and are renewing your real estate license for the second or subsequent time, you must renew your license within two years from the last day of the month in which your license was issued.

Example: Your license was issued on August 3, 2020. So, you must renew your license by August 31, 2022.

Note: If you fail to meet the deadline, your license will be classified as expired, and you will not be permitted to practice real estate. You must reinstate your license within 1 year from your license expiration date, or you will lose your real estate license and will have to start the licensing process again as a new applicant.

If you have not met your renewal deadline and require further information and advice, please follow the link to the Real Estate Board Website.

Alternatively, you can call the DPOR Licensing Division at (804) 367-8526.

What Are The Virginia Real Estate License Requirements?

Depending on which type of license you hold and how long you have been licensed, Virginia has various license renewal requirements for Post Licensing Education and Continued Education. Salespersons renewing their license for the first time must meet the Virginia Post Licensing Education Requirements. Experienced brokers and salespersons must meet the real estate continued education requirements.

Virginia Real Estate Post Licensing Requirements

If you are a salesperson and are renewing your real estate license in Virginia for the first time, you must complete the 30 Hour Post License Course. the course must consist of the following nine topics:

  • 2 hours of Fair Housing,
  • 3 hours of Ethics,
  • 6 hours of Real Estate Law and Regulations,
  • 3 hours of Agency Law,
  • 2 hours of Industry Issues and Trends,
  • 3 hours of Risk Management,
  • 6 hours of Contract Writing,
  • 3 hours of Escrow Requirements, and
  • 2 hours of Real Estate Finance

NOTE: The 30 Hour Post License Course and Continuing Education are two different courses. The DPOR will not accept the Continued Education Courses as a substitute for the 30 Hour Post License Course.

If you are not sure which course you need to take, please call our support team or contact us for assistance.

Continuing Education is NOT required for newly licensed Salespersons in their first license renewal term. However, if a newly licensed Salesperson has completed their 30-hour Post-License Education requirement, they may choose to start their Continuing Education early.

Salespersons are permitted to begin their real estate continued education in the six-month period prior to renewing their license for the first time.

These continuing education credits can then be carried forward to their second license renewal term.

Virginia Continuing Education Requirements for Salesperson

If you are an experienced salesperson, renewing your Virginia real estate license for the second time or more, you need to complete a total of 16 hours of real estate continued education.

The Virginia Real Estate Board requires that 8 hours of the continued education must be on the following mandatory topics:

  • 3 hours of Ethics
  • 2 hours of Fair Housing
  • 1 hour of Real Estate Contracts
  • 1 hour of Legal Updates and Emerging Trends
  • 1 hour of Agency

The remaining 8 hours of continued education to meet your salesperson's real estate license renewal requirements may be on elective topics, such as real estate investment and property valuation and appraising.

NOTE: The Virginia requirements for salesperson continuing education also apply to inactive licensees wishing to reactivate their license.

Virginia Real Estate Broker Continuing Education Requirements

If you are a broker looking to renew your real estate license, the continued education requirements for Virginia brokers are the completion of 24 hours of real estate continued education.

16 hours of the continued education must be on the mandatory topics as follows:

  • 6 hours of Broker Management
  • 2 Hours of Broker Supervision
  • 3 hours of Ethics
  • 2 hours of Fair Housing
  • 1 hour of Real Estate Contracts
  • 1 hour of Legal Updates and Emerging Trends
  • 1 hour of Agency

The remaining 8 hours of continued education to meet your broker real estate license renewal requirements may be on elective topics. . Elective topics must be real estate continued education courses approved by the Virginia Real Estate Board.

Can I Use Real Estate Continued Education Credits I Have Earned In Another State?

You may be eligible to use your out-of-state CE credits towards your Virginia real estate license renewal. You must hold a current salesperson or broker license in another state and complete continuing education courses within your current renewal term.

The Virginia Real Estate Board will accept only 8 hours of out-of-state continuing education. The courses must be related to real estate and are categorized as elective topics. (Virginia mandatory topics must be completed.)

To check if you are eligible to use out-of-state CE credits, please follow the link to the DPOR Website - https://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Continuing_Education

Can I Carry Forward Continued Education Credits For VA Real Estate License Renewal?

In your current license term, you may have taken additional continuing education over the required hours (16 for salesperson and 24 for broker). In this case, you may be eligible to carry over the additional CE Credits to your next two-year renewal period. You must have obtained the additional credits six months before your license expiration date.

If you think you have additional CE credits that you may be able to carry over to your current renewal term, you need to submit the Continuing Education (CE) Course Worksheet on the DPOR Website for approval.

Worksheets must be submitted to the Virginia Real Estate Board.

For more information on the carry-over process for CE Credits, worksheets and contact information, please follow the link - https://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Real-Estate/CE_Carryover

How Much Does It Cost To Renew My VA Real Estate License?

The Virginia real estate license renewal fees are stated in the Administrative Code 18VAC135-20-120 Fees for renewal. The renewal fees are non-refundable. The Real Estate Board will determine if a licensee's renewal is on time by the date the renewal fee is paid.

The Virginia real estate license renewal fees for 2022 are as follows:

  • Salesperson $65
  • Salesperson's or broker's license as a business entity $90
  • Broker $80
  • Concurrent broker $80
  • Firm $160
  • Branch office $90

How Do I Reactivate My Real Estate License In Virginia?

If you want to reactivate your Virginia real estate license and maintain active status, you must have completed the Virginia continued education requirement.

To reinstate your expired real estate license, you must submit a Salesperson Activate / Transfer Application and pay the required fee.

The application forms and payment information can be viewed by following the link to the DPOR Website - https://dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Real-Estate/Post-License

The fees for reinstating your license are as follows:

  • Salesperson $100
  • Salesperson's Or Broker's License As A Business Entity $135
  • Concurrent Broker $120
  • Broker $120
  • Firm $245
  • Branch Office $135

NOTE: If you wish to reinstate your real estate license but hold an inactive license, you are not required to complete the continuing education requirement. You must still pay the appropriate fee.

IMPORTANT: You can reinstate your Virginia real estate license up to one year from the expiration date of your license. If your license has expired for more than one your license cannot be reinstated. You must apply for your Virginia real estate license as a new applicant, pass the Pre Licensing courses and exams and pay the appropriate fees.

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