After you have passed your final course exam, your next step is to schedule your real estate salesperson exam with PSI exams. 

In order to receive the required pre-approval to sit for the exam, Advanced School of Real Estate must provide a digital photograph, your social security or Virginia driver’s license number and confirmation of course completion to PSI Exams.

Digital Photograph Requirements and Instructions

You must provide a digital photograph that meets the below criteria as mandated by PSI Exams and the state of Virginia. Please email your photo to  Be sure to include your full name and email address. 

JPG format
2" x 2" color photo taken within the last six months
Sized so that the head is approximately one inch from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
Taken in front of a plain white background
Be a full-face view, directly facing the camera with a natural facial expression.

Example Photo

You have passed the Virginia Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam.   Now What?

Once you have passed the Virginia Real Estate Licensing Exam, you will have up to 12 months in order to apply for your license.  In order to activate your license, you must choose a Real Estate Broker (real estate company) who will sponsor your activation.  There is no obligation to choose a particular company.  If you choose not to activate, you may apply to the Real Estate Board for an inactive license.  If you do not do either of the above within the 12 month period, you will have to re-take the exam.

final steps to licensing

NOTE: Effective September 27, 2018, PSI will be opening a new test site in Virginia Beach: 484 Viking Dr., Suite 105, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. This site will be replacing the Virginia Beach site at 291 Independence which will be closing September 23, 2018 

You have completed the first step on your path to obtaining your Virginia Real Estate Salesperson License and passed your required 60-hour Principles and Practices of Real Estate Course.  What now?  It is now time to sit for your Virginia Real Estate Licensing Exam.   Upon successful completion of your course, we will submit your passing results electronically to the PSI Examination Services website.  You will be able to register online with 48 hours of submission.

PSI Examination Services is the testing company currently contracted by the Real Estate Board in Virginia to administer the licensing examination.  In Hampton Roads the test is given by appointment at the Pembroke IV Building (291 Independence Blvd., Suite 140) in Virginia Beach.  The test is administered by computer and consists of two sections: 

  • The Virginia State portion tests knowledge areas for the Virginia real estate professional.
  • The National portion tests knowledge which is required for real estate professionals in every state.

You must achieve a minimum of 70% on the NATIONAL portion and a 75% on the STATE portion in order to receive a passing grade.  If you fail one of the two, you only need to retake that portion.  You may take the exam as many times as necessary as long as you are willing to pay the required fee each time.  Once completed the results are given immediately.  For more information, visit the PSI website

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