The first step is to get licensed. The Virginia Real Estate Board requires 60 hours of pre-licensing education, called Principal and Practice of Real Estate. The 60-hour program is designed to prepare you to pass your licensing test. Coldwell Banker Elite offers pre-licensing classes on a monthly basis at our various offices.
Once you’ve completed the licensing class, the next step is to take the state and national exam. The tests are given by a company called PSI and are administered at various locations. There are 80 questions on the National Exam and 40 questions on the Virginia exam. More information can be reviewed in this BOOKLET from PSI. When you take your final exam, you will be fingerprinted for the background check that accompanies getting your license.
You’re encouraged to research and interview with brokers before passing the real estate exam, but once you have passed you’re given one year to “activate” your license. In order to do so, you need to affiliate with a Brokerage. Coldwell Banker Elite offers the best training, resources, tools, and leadership in the industry. Feel free to talk to us at any point in the process to see why we’re the best fit for some of the most successful in the business.