So you want to become a Virginia Real Estate Broker . . .

Wonderful!  Have you been working as a salesperson an average of 40 hours per week for 3 of the last 4 years?  The Broker that you’ve worked under will have to attest to this on the application form.

As a licensed Virginia Real Estate School, we get a lot of calls from unlicensed people wanting to get into Real Estate who think they need to be THE BROKER to make money.  Not true!!  As in any type of sales, the top producers make more than their managers.  Leave escrow management and all those headaches to your Broker and go make sales! Learn more about starting your salesperson education here.

If becoming a broker is the path you want to pursue and you pass the experience test, then you will need to first complete 180 hours of Board-approved Broker pre-license education and then pass the National and State portions of the “Real Estate Broker” exams given by PSI (see  The study material is the same as for the salesperson exams – you just need to know the material more thoroughly.

We offer the four 45-hour Broker pre-license courses which make up the 180 required hours.  More information and links to purchase on our Virginia Broker License page.

Once you are licensed as a Broker, whether you are an Associate, Principal or Sole Proprietor, you must add eight additional hours to your bi-annual continuing education – you’ll need to take 24 hours every two years rather than 16.

Still want to become a Virginia Broker?  You’ll find the application form to become a VA Real Estate Broker here once you’ve completed the required education and passed the PSI exam for VA broker.