DPOR, the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, is the government agency that regulates and issues licenses to Virginia businesses.
The Virginia Real Estate Board is a division of DPOR that issues licenses to real estate companies and individuals and regulates real estate education. They also maintain a list of approved real estate schools and pre-license courses. In order to obtain a Virginia real estate license, one is required to complete an approved 60 hour pre-license course, either in person or online. After passing the license course, one qualifies to take the official license exam by PSI (psiexams.com). The PSI exam covers both national and state real estate laws and regulations.
The online course requires only 50 hours since a classroom hour allows for 10 minute breaks per hour. The online course includes a proctored course exam that must be taken in person.
Act Web Real Estate School at VaRealtySchool.com is a Virginia based school that provides the DPOR approved real estate pre-license course. The school has an instructor who is both an active Virginia real estate broker and a Virginia attorney who is available for questions during the entire online course. The school also provides a personal course exam review and short summaries of each subject covering the topics on the PSI license exam. The school is based in Reston, Virginia (Fairfax County) and provides the course for anyone seeking a VA real estate license. One does not need to be a Virginia resident to take the course.