About Pre-License

In order to become licensed as a real estate salesperson by the Virginia Real Estate Board, applicants must:

  • Complete 60 class/clock hours of the Virginia Real Estate Board approved “Principles of Real Estate” course
  • Pass the state and national portions of the examination
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Not have been convicted anywhere for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, sexual offense, drug distribution, physical injury or any felony
  • If licensed in another state, be in good standing in any state where licensed
  • Have a good reputation for honesty, truthfulness, and fair dealing. Be competent to transact real estate business in such a manner as to safeguard the public interest
  • Not have been found guilty of violating the fair housing laws of any jurisdiction
  • Not have had a real estate license revoked or suspended in any state

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