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Virginia Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 24 16 8
We Offer: 24 16 8
License Renewal Period: 2 years

Virginia Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education - Brokers

The CE Shop is an approved school Virginia: Code/Approval Number: 0211000328 (four digit code: 0328)

Continuing Education and License Renewal Date: Every two years, on the last day of the initial license month

Hours Required By The State: 24 hours

  • Eight (8) hours in Broker Management & Agent Supervision;
  • Three (3) hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
  • Two (2) hours in Fair Housing;
  • One (1) hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends (including flood instruction)
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Agency; and
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Contracts
  • 8 elective hours

The CE Shop's Offering: 24 hours

Seat Time: The state 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.

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 individual course will have an expiration date listed in your account.

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Certificates: Immediately upon course completion, The CE Shop will provide you with an electronic copy of the course Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate(s) of Completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your Certificates of Completion will reflect this.

Additional Licensing Information:

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.  https://www.dporlicensehome.dpor.virginia.gov/datamart/vadporMainMenu.do;jsessionid=DCHBKOHPEJCJ

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.

Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR) Real Estate Board

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233-1463

DPOR Licensing Section: 804.367.8526

Fax: 866.350.7849


Click here to see how many CE hours the VA DPOR has on record for your license.

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