Frequently asked questions
Live | Virtual Classroom: Instructor-Led Learning. The live stream online course is led by an instructor and is organized in a live virtual meeting room (Zoom) where students and the instructor meet together to communicate via video conferencing. The course follows a specified schedule and requires students and the instructor to be online at the same time. Follow along in textbook, hear real-life examples and ask questions just as if you were sitting in the classroom.
Self-Study | Self-Paced Online: Text-Based Learning. This is a self-study format. Students learn on their own schedule and can log in and out as desired from home, work or anywhere with internet access. The course is divided into short pages that you click through, and there are periodic quizzes to help you remember what you read. Treated like a 40-hour work week, your education can be completed quickly so you can move on with your new real estate career.
You will have your choice of three learning packages designed to meet your learning needs and your budget.
Virtual live classroom packages: https://advancedschoolofrealestate.com/live-stream-classroom/
Self-paced | self-study online packages: https://advancedschoolofrealestate.com/online-course/
In order to obtain your real estate license in Virginia, you are required by law to take the 60-hour course entitled ‘Virginia Principles and Practices of Real Estate’. This course is designed to prepare the student to pass the Virginia State Examination for licensure as a real estate salesperson.
You do not need to be a Virginia resident to get a real estate license in the state.
We have proudly provided excellent Virginia Real Estate Education since 2003 and are approved by the Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation. License #0211000261.
Our classroom is located at 2953 Virginia Beach Blvd., #104, Virginia Beach, VA. However, we are able to offer this course throughout Virginia utilizing our live stream virtual classroom or our self-paced online format options.
Topics Covered: Virginia Laws & Regulations, Contracts, Property Ownership and Finance. The course includes the terminology associated with the real estate industry, terms of sales contracts and other documents used to transact real estate business. In addition, students will receive instruction in fair housing and other federal and state laws that guarantee equal rights and protect consumers.
You can register directly from our website. Simply choose your desired format and program and then click on the ‘Register Here’ button.
The live virtual classroom course consists of 15 four-hour modules. The day sessions run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 – 2:00 for approximately 3 1/2 weeks. The night sessions run on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 10:00 for approximately 7 1/2 weeks.
The self-paced (self-study) online course begins upon registration.
Although successful completion of Va. Principles of Real Estate can be completed in less than four weeks, we offer a generous six-month enrollment period allowing for extra study time, missed classroom session make-ups and successful completion of the final course exam.
Students must be actively engaged in the course for a minimum of 60 hours of “seat time.” Any missed hours can be made up at any time during the course enrollment period. We provide resources to enable students to easily make up any missed modules.
Absolutely! The day and the evening sessions cover the same topics (although they do run on different schedules). Feel free to mix and match as your schedule permits. As long as you sit through all 15 modules in their entirety, you can do so in either the day or night session. A course itinerary can be found on our website under Student Resources.
Yes, for success completion of the 60-hour pre-licensing course, there is a required final course exam. Please click here for complete information.
No, there is no extra charge for our final course exam (s). If students to do pass final course exam on the first try, they may take the exam (s) again with no fee.
Students who are within two years of their original enrollment period may retake the course for a $150.00 retake fee. Full tuition applies outside of two years from original enrollment period.
Upon successful completion of your final course exam, you will receive a Course Completion Certificate by Email. This certificate must be maintained in your files (Virginia Real Estate Board regulation).
You are now eligible to sit for your Virginia Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam. More information can be found on our website under Student Resources.
After successful completion of the required sixty hours of education, you are eligible to sit for your Virginia Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam. This exam is administered by PSI Services on a first come/first served basis.
Once your successful course completion results are uploaded to PSI, you may register and schedule your examination at www.psiexams.com. You may also apply by mail and schedule your examination by calling (800) 733-9267. More information can be found on our website under Student Resources.
If you are licensed in another state, you can usually apply for a Virginia License by Reciprocity. Here is a summary of how to get a Virginia license by reciprocity (subject to all other requirements).
1. Register for the PSI exam via mail or fax using the registration form found at the end of the PSI Candidate Bulletin. A copy of your current (unexpired) license MUST accompany the registration.
2. Pass the Virginia state portion of the PSI exam.
3. Request a certified copy of your out-of-state license from your state.
4. Obtain proof that you completed 60 hours of real estate education that satisfies the similar to Virginia course requirement.
5. Apply for your license with a licensed broker with the original certification of licensure and proof of education attached.
Please contact the Real Estate Board at (804) 367-8526 for more information.
Yes, we do. You will be well prepared for the Va. Law portion of the PSI Exam with our 20-hour classroom course. The cost of the program is $150.00 (includes textbook). This classroom course can be completed in person or streamed live from anywhere. Click here for more information.
Yes, you are allowed to take (and complete) the 60-hour Virginia real estate salespersons course while you are still in high school. The Real Estate Board only requires that you be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma (or its equivalent) when it comes time to apply for your real estate license.
Any felony during lifetime or certain misdemeanors may disqualify, but the Real Estate Board makes the final decision. Disclosing this information does not necessarily disqualify you for licensure. On the other hand, a failure to disclose information about any such behavior, with or without any felony conviction, will most likely lead to a denial of license. More information can be found here: https://www.dpor.virginia.gov/sites/default/files/Applicants/Infographic_criminal%20conviction%20apps.pdf
You must disclose any prior criminal activity on your Virginia Salesperson License Application. This means you cannot have the Real Estate Board review your case until you have completed the pre-license education requirements, passed the state exam, and submitted your fingerprints.
No refunds will apply once registration is complete (live classroom, virtual classroom or self-paced online). In the event you are unable to attend the classroom session date you are registered for, you may postpone your session date to any time within one year. Tuition is transferable to another student within one year.