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Virginia Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

Real Estate Continuing Education Provider Number: 0211000399

What are the Real Estate Continuing Education requirements for Virginia?


24 CE hours total


16 CE hours total

Note: Salespersons still in their first license renewal cycle must complete 30 hours of Postlicencing Education, which is not currently offered by WebCE.

Are there any subject area requirements for Virginia Real Estate CE?


  • Broker Management: 6 CE hours
  • Broker Supervision: 2 CE hours
  • Ethics & Standards of Conduct: 3 CE hours
  • Fair Housing: 2 CE hours
  • Legal Updates and Emerging Trends: 1 CE hour
  • Real Estate Agency: 1 CE hour
  • Real Estate Contracts: 1 CE hour
  • Electives: 8 CE hours


  • Ethics & Standards of Conduct: 3 CE hours
  • Fair Housing: 2 CE hours
  • Legal Updates and Emerging Trends: 1 CE hour
  • Real Estate Agency: 1 CE hour
  • Real Estate Contracts: 1 CE hour
  • Electives: 8 CE hours

When does Virginia Real Estate CE have to be completed?

Every two years on the last day of the initial license month

Can Real Estate CE courses be repeated?

Courses cannot be repeated more than once in a 2 year license term.

Can Real Estate CE course hours carry over to the next renewal cycle?

Real Estate Licensees who have completed all of their required Continuing Education (CE) credit hours--16 for a Salesperson and 24 for a Broker--in the previous licensure term, and who have completed extra credit hours in the last six months of that same licensure period, may qualify to "carry over" extra CE credit hours and apply them to their current licensure period.

What is the Virginia Real Estate license renewal process?

No earlier than 60 days prior to your license expiration log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew. Please note that if you wish to renew on active status, you must meet the education requirements.

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What are the WebCE Virginia Real Estate CE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are classified as online distance education courses.
  • Students must read the course material and answer each set of end-of-chapter quizzes with a score of at least 65 percent. Students will not be able to complete the course until the student’s time in the course equals the number of approved credit hours for the course.
  • Final exams are not required for CE.
  • If the end-of-chapter quiz is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

What is the access period for WebCE Virginia Real Estate CE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase, unless otherwise posted on the course description page and student dashboard.

How often does WebCE report Virginia Real Estate CE course completions?

Every business day to the Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR). It can take up to 6 business days from the time we report your hours before the Department updates their website.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Virginia Real Estate CE courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the course is completed.

The DPOR requires every licensee who completes a DPOR approved course to keep a notarized affidavit. This affidavit must be signed by a Notary Public and filed in your records so that it can be produced along with the course completion certificate to the DPOR upon an audit.

What are the Virginia Real Estate CE requirements for non-residents?

Non-residents are required to complete Virginia continuing education. The Board will accept up to 8 hours of approved continuing education courses that a broker or experienced salesperson completed in another state, as long as the licensee holds a current real estate license in that other state and completed these continuing education courses during the current two-year license term. These 8 out-of-state hours can be applied only to the "Real Estate Related Subjects" (elective) Continuing Education category.

In order to receive these 8 hours of Continuing Education elective credits in the "Real Estate Related Subjects" category, a licensee must submit: (1) a copy of the current out-of-state license (with its expiration date); AND (2) a copy of EACH Continuing Education course completion certificate.

Are there any CE exemptions?

The Board may grant exemptions or waive or reduce the number of continuing education hours required in cases of certified illness or undue hardship as demonstrated to the Board.

Who to contact for additional questions

Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation

  • Address: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23233-1485
  • Phone: (804) 367-8526
  • Fax: (866) 826-8863
  • Website:
This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's licensing department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 8/25/2023