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. Information below is provided by VaRealtySchool.com, the licensing school for Virginia real estate.
If you have already taken and passed the Principles of Real Estate course (the required pre-license exam), then you can apply to take the exam.
You can see the schedule AND apply online: https://test-takers.psiexams.com/vare
There are also options to apply by mail, telephone and fax. See the Candidate Information Booklet.
For Virginia applicants, 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.)
You need to first pass the pre-license course to take the exam. Available here.
PSI is the company that provides the Virginia real estate exam. To pass you need these scores
National portion: 70% (56 out of 80) 1 hour 45 minutes.
State portion: 75% (30 out of 40) 45 minutes
There are 5-10 additional questions that don’t count toward your time or score.
If you don’t pass one, you only need to retake the one you failed. But you need to reschedule and pay another $60. There is is no limit on retakes, just the $60.
The required course to get your license. Our online course and school exam prepares you for both portions of the PSI exam. You have to pass our course before you can take the PSI exam. Get more information and sign up on our license page. Sign up for the course and get the instructor’s personal review and PSI Exam Secrets (subject by subject summary) to pass the exam. View all pricing options and sign up here. If you have already passed the pre-license course, you may view exam prep materials.
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.
Virginia PSI Test Center Locations by City:
Northern Virginia: Vienna (Tysons Corner), Ashburn, Alexandria, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Plus a few cities in neighboring states.
See all PSI test centers with address and available dates here.
Fingerprinting is required to apply for your license and can be taken at most PSI test centers (Vienna/Tysons Corner for Northern VA). If not taken at the time of your PSI exam, they have walk-in appointments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $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 fieldprintvirginia.com for locations and to register. (Our instructor recommends Fieldprint as they are faster for processing, more efficient and less expensive.)
VaRealtySchool.com (official school name: Act Web Real Estate School) provides the pre-license 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 VaRealtySchool.com, you will be qualified to take the PSI license exam.
View details on the approved pre-license course on the license page.