Virginia Real Estate Courses

National Real Estate Prep xL - PSI

      Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the national information on your upcoming real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.
 

Prep xL features: 

  • Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
  • Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,000 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
  • Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
  • Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.

$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

National Virtual Study Program

      The Virtual Study Program is a way for you to get that added support you need from an instructor in a live webinar environment. It bridges the gap between live and online learning in order to best prepare you to succeed on your exam and in your real estate career. Eight sessions will be held weekly (two hours every Wednesday at 7 pm EST) on a specific core topic included in your licensing education.
 

Please note: the Virtual Study Program is non-refundable. 


$199.00 ONLINE – WEBINAR

Real Estate Finance

      The course includes contemporary topics of residential real estate finance and how financial markets work. It also includes current principals and practices of real estate finance resulting from the financial crisis and mortgage meltdown. It provides coverage of specialized mortgage lending procedures, changes in federal regulations of financing, mortgage appraisal, property analysis, settlement procedures, and more.


$229.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Real Estate Appraisal

      Understand the appraisal side of real estate. This course covers: Real Estate Appraisal Principles and Practices, The Three Approaches to Valuation, Residential Real Estate Markets, General Data Analysis, Neighborhood Analysis, Highest and Best Use, The Principles of Value, General Data Analysis and Site Description and Analysis. This course fulfills 45 of the 185 hour Virginia state education requirement to qualify to sit for the real estate broker exam.


$229.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Virginia Principles of Real Estate

      This course has everything needed to satisfy Virginia's state education requirement for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam. 

      This 60-hour real estate pre-license course is an affordable, convenient way to prepare you with the knowledge needed to pass the state exam and begin a successful career in real estate.
 

Major topics contained in this course are: Virginia Laws & Regulations, Contracts, Property Ownership and Finance.


$175.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Virginia "The Basic" Package

       Virginia “The Basic" package has everything you need to fulfill Virginia's real estate education requirement to qualify to sit for the state exam to become a real estate salesperson. 

      As an added bonus to the mandatory 60 hours, MathMaster is also included to give you a crash course on real estate math to better ensure your success!
 

Included: 

1. Virginia Sales Pre-license Course: Study when you want and where you want with the mobile- and tablet-ready, hassle-free Sales Pre-license course. It has everything needed to satisfy Virginia's state education requirement for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam. This 60 hour real estate pre-license course is an affordable, convenient way to prepare you with the knowledge needed to pass the state exam and begin a successful career in real estate. Highlights include real estate law, finance, ownership, contracts and the transfer and use of property.
 

2. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use and formulas.
 

3. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

4. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

5. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

6. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$210.00 BUNDLE

Virginia "The Works" Package with Virtual Study Program

Give yourself the best chance for success!
 

Includes: 

1. Virginia Sales Pre-license Course.
 

2. National Real Estate Exam Prep: This is comprised of the major testing formats found in real estate state exam testing and includes the ten crucial topics found on all testing service exams as well as the majority of state exams. Additional highlights include (2) 100 question practice exams (one for salesperson and one for broker). All in all, our exam prep covers 1,000 questions on real estate content.
 

3. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use and formulas.
 

4. National Virtual Study Program: Do you learn better in a live setting? The Virtual Study Program bridges the gap between live and online learning to give you added support of an expert instructor. Join this live 8-week webinar series to dive into national topics and help you to succeed on your real estate exam.
 

5. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

6. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

7. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

8. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$236.00 BUNDLE

Virginia "The Works Deluxe" Package with Virtual Study Program

It's okay to be an overachiever! 

      The Virginia "The Works Deluxe" Package has everything in it from "The Basic" and "The Works" packages PLUS the hardcover reference textbook Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession. 

      Make sure that you are set up for success for both the state exam and your future career in real estate. The book serves as an excellent quick and reliable reference throughout a real estate career--especially at the beginning!
 

Included in "The Works Deluxe" Package: 

1. Virginia Sales Pre-license Course.
 

2. National Real Estate Exam Prep: This is comprised of the major testing formats found in real estate state exam testing and includes the ten crucial topics found on all testing service exams as well as the majority of state exams. Additional highlights include (2) 100 question practice exams (one for salesperson and one for broker). All in all, our exam prep covers 1,000 questions on real estate content.
 

3. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use and formulas.
 

4. Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession (Hardcover Book): Please note that our courses are designed to comply with the state requirements without the need of a textbook. This book is added value to the package and an additional resource.
 

5. National Virtual Study Program: Do you learn better in a live setting? The Virtual Study Program bridges the gap between live and online learning to give you added support of an expert instructor. Join this live 8-week webinar series to dive into national topics and help you to succeed on your real estate exam.
 

6. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

7. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

8. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

9. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$263.00 BUNDLE

Contract Writing

      This course covers topics related to writing real estate contracts. The course reviews basic aspects of contracts, including types of contracts, who may contract, and validity of a contract. It also covers residential listing agreements and sales contracts, contingencies, leasing and property management, types of leases, common clauses in commercial leases, and commercial agreements of sale.


$30.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Current Industry Issues and Trends - Short Sales

      This course discusses short sale transactions, short sale alternatives, the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA II/Short Sale) and Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP Tier 1 and 2) program, and the impact of short sales on buyers, sellers, and lenders. It also addresses the licensee's role in a short sale, including how to prepare a short sale packet for a lender.


$20.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Escrow Requirements

      This course covers requirements for maintaining escrow accounts in Virginia. Topics include provisions of Virginia law and Real Estate Board Regulations, specifically related to earnest money deposits and property management funds, and disbursements of escrow funds in purchase and lease transactions. The course also covers escrow violations and real estate firm audits. The course concludes with several case studies involving the handling of escrow funds.


$20.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Ethics and Standards of Conduct

      A great refresher in ethics, this course reviews the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics and fulfills the mandatory NAR Ethics Renewal Training requirement. Complete with case studies and various scenarios, students will enjoy a better understanding of what is and is not ethical for real estate professionals. Highlights include decision-making exercises designed for an in-depth understanding of application in daily real estate practice.This course fulfills 3 hours of Residential Real Estate Post License Track mandatory credit.


$20.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Fair Housing

      Ensure you have the correct knowledge needed to comply with VA Fair Housing Laws. This 3 hour course fulfills Residential Real Estate Post License Track mandatory credit. An overview of Virginia fair housing is included with needed definitions, the rules and requirements surrounding advertising, the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), and recent cases.


$20.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Real Estate Law and Board Regulations

      This post-license course includes the following topics, as required by the VA RE Board: Lead Based Paint, Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Property Owners Association Act, Condominium Act, Common Interest Community Law, Megan's Law, Service Members Civil Relief Act, all required disclosures, (including Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act, Megan's Law, the Virginia Mechanic's Lien Disclosure Act, defective drywall, military air installation, septic waiver), Virginia Real Estate Board disciplinary actions/standards of conduct, building codes and smoke detectors.


$45.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Risk Management

      This course discusses the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and federal and state antitrust laws. It also addresses the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, environmental laws, and mold.


$20.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Virginia Agency Law

      This course summarizes Virginia's law governing residential agency. Topics include common law of agency, definitions of agency terms, types of brokerage relationships allowed by Virginia law (standard agent, limited service agent, and non-agent or independent contractor), standard agency obligations, licensees' duties to clients vs. customers, pre-conditions to brokerage relationships, requirements for commencement and termination of a brokerage relationship, brokerage agreements requirements, and required disclosures for brokerage relationships (including disclosures for dual standard agency and designated standard agency).


$20.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Virginia 30-Hour Single Track Post License Education Package

Includes:

  • Virginia Agency Law
  • Fair Housing
  • Real Estate Law and Board Regulations
  • Contract Writing
  • Ethics and Standards of Conduct
  • Escrow Requirements
  • Current Industry Issues and Trends - Short Sales
  • Risk Management

These courses are specific to Post License Requirements. If this is not your first renewal, please click the Continuing Education Button to purchase CE courses.


$150.00 BUNDLE

Virginia Real Estate Finance

      The course includes contemporary topics of residential real estate finance and how financial markets work. It also includes current principals and practices of real estate finance resulting from the financial crisis and mortgage meltdown. It provides coverage of specialized mortgage lending procedures, changes in federal regulations of financing, mortgage appraisal, property analysis, settlement procedures, and more.


$229.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Virginia Real Estate Appraisal

      Understand the appraisal side of real estate. This course covers: Real Estate Appraisal Principles and Practices, The Three Approaches to Valuation, Residential Real Estate Markets, General Data Analysis, Neighborhood Analysis, Highest and Best Use, The Principles of Value, General Data Analysis and Site Description and Analysis. This course fulfills 45 of the 185 hour Virginia state education requirement to qualify to sit for the real estate broker exam.


$229.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Exam Prep Toolkit: Real Estate

     The Exam Prep Toolkit: Real Estate gives you a variety of tools to help you understand and retain the knowledge needed to prepare you for national information on your real estate exam. 

  • Real Estate Flashcards: Delivered electronically, covering hundreds of terms and definitions you will encounter on your real estate exam. 
  • Real Estate Recorded Review: Powerful recorded webinars covering all topics on the national portion of the licensing exam.  
  • Real Estate Test-Taking Tips: Recorded webinar covering test-taking tips, strategies for preparing for the national portion of the state licensing exam and how to utilize the test content outlines.

$99.00 BUNDLE

Mathmaster

      Math is a big part of real estate! Make sure that your skills and knowledge are up-to-date. MathMaster is designed to help you develop strong skills in real estate math--helping to ensure success on your state exam!


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

National Real Estate Exam Prep: The SMART Guide to Passing

      Be smart. Have confidence in yourself and your real estate knowledge. With more than 20 years in the real estate education field, we applied our research, expertise and experience to build an exam prep course comprised of the major testing formats and questions found in real estate state exam testing.This includes the ten crucial topics found on all testing service exams as well as the majority of state exams. Additional highlights include (2) 100 question practice exams (one for salesperson and one for broker). All in all, our exam prep covers 1,000 questions on real estate content.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

National Real Estate Prep xL - PSI

     Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the national information on your upcoming real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.


Prep xL features: 

  • Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
  • Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,000 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
  • Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
  • Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.

$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Business Management in a Real Estate Office

      Are you looking to or do you already run a real estate office? Set yourself up for success. The purpose of this course is to offer knowledge and strategy surrounding the essential aspects of the business management of a real estate office. Highlights of this real estate CE course include: human resource administration, financial management, business forecasting, budgeting, and government laws and regulations.
      This course meets the 8hr Mandatory Broker Management continuing education requirement.


$29.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Ethics and Standards of Conduct

      Dive deep into the Code of Ethics set by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Students will enjoy the insight offered by real-life examples and cases. Sample exercises help students to better comprehend and experience application of new knowledge.


$19.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Mandatory Topics

      Mandatory Topics covers the duties a licensee has under Virginia's agency law (Real Estate Agency) and some important issues to keep in mind when writing contracts (Real Estate Contracts). The course also covers federal and state fair housing laws and some current cases and administrative decisions related to fair housing (Fair Housing). In addition, current cases that may impact other areas of real estate, including contracts, agency, environmental issues, and property disclosure, are discussed (Legal Updates and Emerging Trends). This course will provide the licensee with a deeper understanding of current court cases and legal issues that will help them to avoid legal liability for themselves, as well as, for their clients.


$29.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Prequalifying Your Buyer in Today's Market

     This course provides and overview real estate financing, and describes the different types of loans and loan programs as well as lending sources. Students will learn how to calculate debt ratios and use loan factors to complete mathematical calculations related to mortgage loans.


$19.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Tax Free Exchanges

      Learn all about tax free exchanges. This course is an excellent introduction to the implications of tax free exchanges for investment properties in residential real estate. Learn what is required to qualify for a tax free exchange, what different kinds of exchanges are available and also various ways that the title can be transferred for the purpose of an exchange.


$19.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

16-Hour Virginia Salesperson Renewal Package

      Complete the Virginia Salesperson Renewal Package. Fulfill the Virginia requirement for real estate CE for a salesperson with this package.
 

This 16-hour renewal package contains the following 3 courses: 

  • Mandatory Topics
  • Prequalifying Your Buyer in Today's Market
  • Tax Free Exchanges

$59.00 BUNDLE

24-Hour Virginia Broker Renewal Package

      Complete the Virginia Broker Renewal Package. Fulfill the Virginia requirement for real estate CE for a broker with this package.
 

This 24-hour renewal package contains the following 4 courses: 

  • Mandatory Topics
  • Business Management in a Real Estate Office
  • Prequalifying Your Buyer in Today's Market
  • Tax Free Exchanges

$89.00 BUNDLE

Virginia Appraisal Courses

Basic Appraisal Principles

      Gain a foundation in appraisal principles. This course is an introduction to topics including legal considerations, what influences the value of real estate, real property concepts and characteristics, principles of economics, types of value and real estate markets and analysis, ethical considerations and highest and best use. This 30 hour course fulfills the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee up to Licensed Appraiser.


$349.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Basic Appraisal Procedures

      Want thorough insight into the process of valuation? Then this course is for you! During this 30-hour curriculum, students will learn the three approaches used by appraisers to reach the opinion of value (income capitalization, sales comparison and cost) and how to derive multipliers and rates. Also included is a guide through the sales comparison approach, which is comprised of checking the validity of information, organizing a comparative analysis, making adjustments, selecting comparison units, and conducting market research and reconciliation. Students will enjoy the hands-on completion of crucial sections of an appraisal report as well as gain insight into property description, design basics and construction. This course fulfills 30 hours of Real Property Appraisal Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee to Licensed Appraiser. It is advised to complete the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses before taking this course.


$349.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Virginia 75-Hour Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Package

      Complete with 75 hours of the new Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for Virginia, this package includes three courses: Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and the 2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course. Also included in this package is the USPAP Manual eBook.


$899.00 BUNDLE

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

      This mandatory course will introduce aspiring appraisers to the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

      With the use of practice tests and interactive appraisal scenarios, you will get a full understanding of the history of appraisal standards, the structure of USPAP, essential steps in the appraisal process, USPAP definitions, and how to follow USPAP standards in your new career as a real estate appraiser.  

     The mandatory Appraisal Foundation USPAP manual ($75 value) is included at no additional cost.


$289.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

      Gain confidence in your appraisal valuation skills! A more in-depth dive into appraisal valuation concepts and cost approach applications, this course meets 15 hours for the Trainee level up to the Licensed Appraiser level of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. Develop a stronger understanding of the process of the cost approach as this covers step-by-step the appraisal value process while applying this method. Highlights include interview methods and tips, market extraction, and data sources from professional services. Please note that Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures are both prerequisites for this course.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

      Make solid decisions in the valuation process. Understand the interdependence within the application of market analysis and highest and best use. Meeting 15 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for appraisal Trainees up to Licensed Appraisers, this course highlights the association between cost, income capitalization and sales comparison (the three valuation concepts), highest and best use reasoning and analysis of the market. Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures are both prerequisites for this course.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

      Get a crash course in appraisal report writing! Students will enjoy this hands-on constructive course focused on learning how to create effective, well-formed reports for appraisals. Both content and exercises focus on appraisal writing techniques, gaining a real understanding of and ability to apply residential valuation procedures and grammar guidelines. Specific residential case studies are used as examples to help students gain a realistic view. Examples help students grasp narrative comment writing on form appraisal reports and also how to explain the process and reasoning behind the valuation conclusions to those who use the reports. 15 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Trainee through Licensed Appraiser level upon completion of this course. Students need to have taken Basic Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures to be able to sign up.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

      Round out your foundational understanding of appraisal valuation approaches. Focusing on the two types of valuation concepts other than cost approach, this course fulfills 30 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for appraisers from the Trainee level to the Licensed Appraiser level. Learn the process for both as well as how to gather and analyze needed information. Highlights include: the use of appraisal comparison grids, tips on locating needed information and a comparison with pros and cons of both the residential sales comparison and the income approach. Prerequisites: Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.


$399.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Upgrade to Licensed Level Package

     Ready to move from Trainee level to a Licensed Residential Appraiser? This package is designed just for you. It contains the required education to help you get to that next step in your career. This 75-hour package includes: Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach, Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach, Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, and Residential Report Writing and Case Studies.


$795.00 BUNDLE

A URAR Form Review

      This course is a detailed walkthrough showing how to complete the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). Students will learn each step of the process as the course guides them through the sections and necessary fields of the form. At completion of this appraisal CE course, students should have a full understanding of how to complete the URAR reports in compliance with USPAP.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Appraisal Math and Statistics

      A true understanding of appraisal math is essential for success as a real estate appraiser. This course offers students insight into key mathematical functions including the mathematics of finance, and calculating area and statistics involved in appraisal.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Cost Approach Overview

      This introductory course is a hands-on learning exercise explaining cost approach valuation and the methods included in calculating it. Students will learn ways to estimate depreciation and cost. The course includes various examples to ensure proper understanding and retention.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Income Capitalization Overview

      This hands-on course, complete with exercises to better students' understanding and retention, gives the student an overview of how the income approach to valuation works. Lessons include estimating income and expenses as well as estimating capitalization rates. This course covers both yield capitalization and direct capitalization.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

      Strengthen your foundation and build your appraisal skills. This is a foundation course for appraisers on vacant land parcels, their valuation, how the cost approach method is used, and the fundamental concepts involved. Grow your abilities as a real estate appraiser by learning interview techniques, how to use market extraction to establish a cost estimate, and how to utilize data offered by professional cost data sources. Gain an understanding of the many cost approach applications by going from the beginning appraisal assignment all the way to the final value estimate of a property. Please note that you must complete Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses before enrolling in this course.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

      Dive into residential market analysis. Want a deeper understanding of how to read, map and analyze a market area by applying highest and best use practices? This course discusses in detail the three approaches regarding value in appraisal including sales comparison, cost and income capitalization. Students will gain insight into how to understand the connection between highest and best use analysis, market analysis, and the three approaches to valuation in real estate appraisal. This appraisal continuing education course has a prerequisite: completion of the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

      This is an excellent crash-course on the numerous writing exercises that you will need to know in order to be successful as an appraiser. Want to produce professional, thorough appraisal reports? Then this course is for you! It covers residential valuation procedures, numerous writing techniques, and a review of grammar and writing assignments focused around a residential case study. As a hands-on course, students will better retain information as they complete the included exercises such as the compiling of competent and practical narrative comments to be included in form appraisal reports as well as how to interpret valuation procedures and conclusions for people who use the reports. Please be advised that this course does have a prerequisite: the completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Sales Comparison Approach

      How does the property you are appraising stand up to recently sold properties in the same area? This course walks the student through the sales comparison approach to real estate appraisal. Learn the procedures recommended in the collection of data, as well as which way adjustments can be estimated. This course is hands-on as it includes multiple examples to help the student apply and retain the information.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Virginia Real Estate Career

License Process for Virginia

Virginia Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the real estate education needs for licensing and renewal in your state. 


Licensing Board/Commission: 

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Virginia Real Estate Commission 


Requirements: 

Education hours required for a real estate salesperson license in the state of Virginia: 60 hours 

Education hours required for a real estate broker license in the state of Virginia: 180 hours Virginia requires an additional 30 hours of postlicense education for salespersons. 


Reciprocity: 

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agents in one state to more easily become licensed in another state. An individual who is currently licensed as a real estate salesperson or broker in another jurisdiction may obtain a Virginia real estate license by having passed a written examination deemed to be substantially equivalent to the Virginia examination. 


Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements: 

Real estate professionals in Virginia must renew their real estate licenses every two years in the month their licenses were received. Licensees must complete 16 hours of real estate CE during this two-year period. Of these hours, 8 hours must cover mandatory topics (ethics, agency, contracts, legal update and fair housing). Brokers must take an additional 8 hours of broker management courses.

Virginia Real Estate Career

License Process for Virginia

Virginia Real Estate Appraisal Licensing Requirements 

Learn about the appraisal education needs for licensing and renewal in Virginia. 


The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Virginia Board of Real Estate Appraisers. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred. 


Licensure Levels 

• Appraiser Trainee 

• Licensed Real Estate Appraiser 

• Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser 

• Certified General Real Estate Appraiser 


Licensure Requirements to Become an Appraiser 

• Must be at least 18 years of age 

• Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent 

• Must be of good moral character 

• Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure 

• Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure 

• For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required 

• For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also require 

• Satisfactory completion of the state examination 

• Submit application, required documents, and associated fees 


Appraiser School Education Requirements 

• 75 hours for the Appraiser Trainee which consist of the following appraiser courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours) 

• 150 hours for the Licensed Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Appraiser Trainee level AND: Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours) 

• 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Appraiser education AND: Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)

• 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser education AND: Income Property Appraisal (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours) 


Experience Requirements for Becoming an Appraiser 

• Appraiser Trainee – No experience required 

• Licensed Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 12 months 

• Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 24 months 

• Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals Continuing Education Requirements for Appraiser License Renewal 

• All licenses expire 2 years from the last day of the month which they were issued 

• All licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education appraiser classes during the two year cycle 

• 7 hours must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent must be taken every other year