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Virginia Post-Licensing Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 30 30 0
We Offer: 30 30 0

Attention Virginia Students

If you have received your VA real estate license within the last year, you will need to purchase your VA Post-Licensing coursework.

If you have already taken your VA Post-Licensing, please refer to the VA CE page to buy your coursework.

If you're unsure which to buy, look up your license with DPOR.

Virginia State Requirement Details for Real Estate Post-Licensing Education

Hours Required by the State: 30 hours

  • Fair Housing, ADA and Civil Rights (2 hours)
  • Real Estate Law and Regulations - includes flood content (6 hours)
  • Ethics and Standards of Conduct (3 hours)
  • Current Industry Issues and Trends (2 hours)
  • Agency Law (3 hours)
  • Contract Writing (6 hours)
  • Risk Management (3 hours)
  • Escrow Requirements (3 hours)
  • Real Estate-Related Finance (2 hours)

Seat Time: The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 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’s Offering: 30 hours

  • Fair Housing, ADA and Civil Rights (2 hours)
  • Real Estate Law and Regulations - includes flood content (6 hours)
  • Ethics and Standards of Conduct (3 hours)
  • Current Industry Issues and Trends (2 hours)
  • Agency Law (3 hours)
  • Contract Writing (6 hours)
  • Risk Management (3 hours)
  • Escrow Requirements (3 hours)
  • Real Estate-Related Finance (2 hours)

The CE Shop is an approved provider in Virginia.

Provider Approval Number: 0211000328 (four-digit code: 0328)

Post-Licensing Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with a minimum of 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass. 

Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). 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. 

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Certificates: Once The CE Shop has received the signed affidavit, your certificate of course completion will become available to download (and via email).  The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic certificate of completion, upon completion of the course. 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.

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew. 

Continuing Education for New VA Salespersons: No continuing education is required of New Salespersons in their first two-year license term. However, some New Salesperson licensees—upon completion of their 30-hour post-license education requirement—may choose to begin taking continuing education courses in the six months just prior to renewing their license for the first time. 

Student Affidavit: In addition to the electronic signature you will complete in our system, every licensee must complete, notarize, and file a Student Affidavit form as a condition to receive CE/PLE credit for each online course. Once you have completed this step, please retain the form in your own personal student records in the event that you are audited by the state. 

Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us.

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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