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FAQ: What is the difference between an active and inactive VA license?

What is the difference between an active and inactive VA license?

If you hold an active Virginia real estate salesperson's license, you can practice/work as a real estate agent.
If you hold an inactive license, you cannot perform any duties that require a real estate license.
You must work under a sponsoring broker in order to obtain an active license.
If you do not have a sponsoring broker, the Board will issue you an inactive license.

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How do I change from an inactive to active VA license?

​If you hold an inactive VA real estate salesperson's license, you must submit a Salesperson Activate/Transfer Application by mail or online in order to activate your license. You must complete sections 8 & 9 with your sponsoring broker's information. Your sponsoring broker will have to complete section 14.

How do I receive an active VA real estate license?

If you have a sponsoring broker when it comes time to submit your Virginia Salesperson License Application,​ the Real Estate Board will issue you an active real estate license. You must complete sections 12 & 13 of the application, and have your sponsoring broker complete section 18.

How do I receive an inactive VA real estate license?

​If you do not have a sponsoring broker when you submit your Virginia Salesperson License Application, the Board will issue you an inactive real estate license. Since you do not have a sponsoring broker, you do not have to complete sections 12, 13, & 18 on the application.

What is the difference between an active and inactive VA license?

If you hold an active Virginia real estate salesperson's license, you can practice/work as a real estate agent. If you hold an inactive license, you cannot perform any duties that require a real estate license.

Can I get a VA real estate license if I don't work for broker?

Yes, if you do not have a sponsoring broker when it comes time to submit your Virginia Salesperson License Application, the Board will issue you an inactive real estate license. Please note, you cannot practice as a real estate salesperson with an inactive real estate license​.

When should I file my license application with the Board?

You should only file your VA license application after you have passed the state licensing exam and your fingerprints have been received by the Board (fingerprints cannot be older than 45 days).​ You must submit your license application within one year of the initial exam date when you originally took the state exam.

How much is the VA real estate license application?

There is a $170 fee for the Virginia Salesperson License Application. You can pay the fee using a credit card, check, or money order. Checks and money orders must be made payable to the TREASURER OF VIRGINIA.​

How do I apply for my VA real estate salespersons license?

​You must apply for your Virginia real estate salespersons license by mailing a completed Salesperson License Application to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. You must include all required supporting documentation and pay the $170 license application fee.

What are the requirements to apply for a VA real estate license?

Before you can apply for your VA license, you must complete the following requirements: 1) Complete the 60-hour VA pre-license course, or receive an education waiver from the Board. 2) Pass the Virginia state licensing exam. 3) Submit a set of fingerprints to conduct a criminal record check (background check).​

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