PSI Exam Virginia Tips

The Virginia real estate license exam is run by PSI, a company that provides testing services for real estate licensing in many states.  PSI also has testing services for many other professions. 
To apply, you must have passed the pre-license course.  See based in Reston, VA..  

PSI Exam Application:  Your school should submit you along with the required photo.  PSI then emails you the approval and link to schedule your exam
Reciprocity applicants: See

Available exam dates and location(Calendar):
This is the PSI exam date calendar for each city PSI exam center stated above.

Virginia PSI Exam Full Details:  PSI Candidate Information Booklet.
Passing scores:  National portion: 70% (56 out of 80) State portion:  75% (30 out of 40).
Exam Time:  National- 1 hour 45 minutes   Virginia- 45 minutes
There are 5-10 additional questions that don’t count toward your time or score.
If you don’t pass National or State, you only need to retake the one you failed.  But you need to reschedule.
There is is no limit on retakes.  It costs $60 whether you are taking one or both exam portions.

Exam Prep:  View online exam prep.  These include practice exams that you can customize based on subject.   There is an option for the video exam prep that has explanations of key concepts.  The practice tests are for  National and VA State exam portions, but there are options for either national or state. 

Exam Locations for the Virginia Real Estate PSI Exam:
Northern Virginia:  Vienna (Tysons Corner), Alexandria,  Fredericksburg, Stafford
Virginia:  Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Harrisonburg
Maryland: Laurel, Crofton, Baltimore, Salisbury 
Pennsylvania: Phildelphia  Tennessee: Bristol

Pre-License Education Requirements to take the Virginia real estate exam by PSI:
Pass an approved Principles of Real Estate course,
Contact us for any questions on qualifications to take PSI and get your license.  
Our online course and school exam prepares you for both portions of the PSI exam.  Include:  Instructor’s “Pass the Exam PDF” (the popular, so-called “cheat sheets”). View all pricing options and sign up here
Use promo code on signup page for discount. 

If you are getting a license by reciprocity,  see our reciprocity page for VA only PSI study.  The reciprocity page also has links for exam prep.

Real Estate License Application:  After passing PSI, you may sign up with a broker or brokerage company.

Fingerprinting is required to apply for your license and can be taken at most PSI test centers.  $50
Our preferred fingerpring locations: Fingerprinting can now be taken by a separate group called Fieldprint.  They have many locations throughout Virginia.  $37.50. Appointment is required.  See for locations and to register. (Recommended by school instructor Paul Hartke (faster, cheaper.)

PSI Contact Information (if needed)The best phone number to call PSI is 855-340-3910.  (We recommend this special number as it is the PSI number for Virginia only, not the national number on their website.)  If you have general questions, you may contact us online or contact instructor Paul Hartke with our contact form or text/call Paul directly at 703-675-5550. (official school name:  Act Web Real Estate School)
The online course to get a Virginia real estate license.  The school is approved by DPOR (Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation) of the Virginia government, which includes the Virginia Real Estate Board.  Upon passing the license course by, you will be qualified to take the PSI license exam.
Need more information?  Contact us online.   Paul Hartke, licensed instructor, active broker, lawyer.   Paul may be reached directly at 703-675-5550.  Paul is available for PSI questions and is available during the pre-license course.
Paul is a also a licensed broker in VA, MD and DC.
Act Web School is a licensed Virginia real estate school License# 0226007035.