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Virginia State Real Estate Licensing Exam Information

Current Salesperson Application Processing Timeframes

Real estate exams are administered by PSI Services LLC, a private company. Exams appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Most students are able to schedule exams about one week in advance. The PSI Virginia Salesperson License Exam should be taken after completion of sixty (60) hours of basic real estate courses and our optional PSI Exam Prep course. You may register and schedule your examination at www.psiexams.com as soon as your education provider has submitted your record to PSI. You may also apply by mail and schedule your examination by calling (800) 733-9267. 

When you have passed both portions of the examination your completed license application and fee must be received within one (1) year from the original examination date by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation at REBoard@dpor.virginia.gov.

Fingerprinting for all Virginia real estate license applicants is mandatory. You will be electronically fingerprinted at one of PSI Virginia sites, during regular testing hours. Fingerprinting is offered on a walk-in first come/first serve basis. There is a $50 fee which includes the State processing fee of $25.00, and the PSI processing fee of $25. This process may take 4 to 6 weeks. Once results of the fingerprinting are received by the Board a complete license application must be received by the Board within 45 calendar days or the applicant will have to be fingerprinted again before a license will be issued. Questions regarding the license application should be directed to the Virginia Department of Professional and Ocupational Regulation at REBoard@dpor.virginia.gov or (804) 367-8526.

How Exams are Scheduled

Register directly with PSI services online at www.psiexams.com or by telephone at 800-733-9267. Download and refer to PSI’s Candidate information Bulletin for details.

PSI Examination Site Locations

  • Vienna
  • Richmond
  • Virginia Beach
  • Roanoke
  • Eastern Shore Area (Salisbury, MD)
  • Charlottesville
  • Johnson City, TN

What to Expect on Exam Day

On the day of the examination you should arrive 30 minutes before your appointment. This extra time is for sign-in, identification, and familiarizing yourself with the examination process. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted to the examination center and you will forfeit your examination registration fee. For security and identification purposes, all candidates will have their fingerprint taken during the examination check-in. This is not part of the electronic fingerprint requirement to get licensed.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

You must provide 2 forms of valid (not expired) identification. One must be a VALID form of government-issued identification (Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID or Passport) which bears your signature and has your photograph. The second ID must have your signature and preprinted legal name. All identification provided must match the name on the Examination Registration Form and your course completion certificates.

Time to Complete Salesperson’s License Exams

There are two portions to the exam:

  • National – 105 minutes
  • State – 40 minutes

Number of Questions on Salesperson’s License Exams

  • National – 80 questions, 56 correct required to pass (70%)
  • State – 40 questions, 30 correct required to pass (75%)

Notification of Results Process

Your score will appear immediately on the computer screen. If you pass, you will immediately receive a successful notification and performance summary on the screen.

Retake provisions

If you do not pass, you will immediately receive an unsuccessful notification on the screen along with a diagnostic report indicating your strengths and weaknesses by examination type. An official score report will be printed at the examination site.