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FAQ: How can I get my VA license through reciprocity?

How can I get my VA license through reciprocity?

If you meet the requirements for reciprocity, the Real Estate Board will waive the 60-hour pre-license education requirement and the national portion of the state licensing exam.
This means you only have do the following to obtain your Virginia real estate salespersons license through reciprocity:
1) Pass the state portion of the Virginia real estate licensing exam.
2) Get fingerprinted at the PSI testing center.

3) Submit a Virginia Salesperson License Application with the following documents:

  • An original or certified transcript, Education Certification, Certification of Completion, License Certification or other documentation certifying the completion of a real estate license course that is substantially similar to the 60-hour Virginia pre-license course.
  • An original Certificate of Licensure or Letter of Good Standing from your current state, dated within 60 days of your Virginia license application being submitted (required for all states where you are or have been licensed to practice real estate).
  • A Disciplinary Action Reporting Form if you ever had any disciplinary action taken against your current or past real estate license(s).
  • Payment for the $170 license application fee.

Related Questions

How do I get my VA license if I'm not a VA resident?

Even if you are not a Virginia resident, you still have to go through the same process as a Virginia resident to get your VA real estate license. It is important to note that you must take the VA state licensing exam at a PSI testing center located within the Commonwealth of Virginia.​

How can I get my VA license if I'm licensed in another state?

If you are licensed (or have been licensed) in another state, you may apply for your VA license through the same process as if you were obtaining your VA license through reciprocity. However, if your license is currently expired, you must take both the national and state portions of the Virginia state licensing exam.

How can I get my VA license through reciprocity?

You must do the following to obtain your VA license through reciprocity: 1) Pass the state portion of the VA licensing exam. 2) Get fingerprinted. 3) Submit a VA License Application with the following documents: Certification of Completion of a real estate license course, Letter of Good Standing, and payment of $170.

Does Virginia offer reciprocity with other states?

Virginia is one of the few states in the country that offers full reciprocity with all other states, provided you meet the conditions set forth in section 18 VAC 135-20-60 of the Virginia Real Estate Regulations.

What tests do I need to take to get my VA real estate license?

​There are two tests you need to pass in order to apply for your VA real estate salespersons license. First, you must pass the school's proctored final exam, which you will take at the end of the 60-hour pre-license course. After you pass the school's proctored final exam, you can then sit for the state licensing exam.

How long does it take to get my VA real estate license?

Here is an estimated time-frame it may take to get your VA real estate salespersons license: 1) Complete the 60-hour VA pre-license course: 2 weeks. 2) Schedule and pass the state exam: 2 weeks. 3) Get fingerprinted: 4 - 6 weeks. 4) Submit your license application for approvals: 2 weeks. Total Time-frame: 10-12 weeks

How much does it cost to get my VA real estate license?

Here is a breakdown of all the costs associated with obtaining your Virginia real estate salespersons license: 1) 60-hour Virginia pre-license course: $99. 2) Proctoring fee: Free - $35 per attempt. 3) State exam fee: $60 per attempt. 4) Fingerprint fee: $52. 5) License application fee: $170. Total Cost: $416

How do I get my Virginia real estate salespersons license?

There are 4 steps you need to take to get your Virginia real estate salespersons license: 1) Complete 60-hour pre-license course 2) Schedule and pass the state exam 3) Get fingerprinted 4) Apply for your Virginia real estate license.

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