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About EKKO Title's ICE

EKKO Title established the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) to serve Virginia real estate professionals seeking to stay informed of the latest industry trends and resources. ICE courses help agents build skills and earn designations and certifications that separate them from the competition. All EKKO ICE courses contribute toward the required continuing education topics and hours necessary for realtor license renewal.

Learn more about EKKO Title's ICE Course offerings, and scheduled courses here.

Virginia Real Estate Board Continuing Education Requirements

For Brokers and Experienced Salespersons
Section 54.1-2105.03 of the Code of Virginia requires all brokers and salespersons (who have renewed their license at least once before) to complete Board-approved Continuing Education to renew or activate their licenses.
Brokers must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education to renew their licenses. Of these 24 hours, renewing brokers must take:

  • Eight (8) hours in Broker Management & Agent Supervision;
  • Three (3) hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
  • Two (2) hours in Fair Housing;
  • One (1) hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends;
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Agency; and
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Contracts.

Experienced Salespersons must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education to renew their licenses. Of these 16 hours, renewing experienced salespersons must take:

  • Three (3) hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
  • Two (2) hours in Fair Housing;
  • One (1) hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends;
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Agency; and
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Contracts.

The remaining 8 hours for both brokers and experienced salespersons may be in Real Estate Related Subjects (electives) or in the required Continuing Education subjects already referenced. These Continuing Education requirements also apply to inactive brokers and experienced salespersons who apply to activate their licenses.

PLE Program Description

Post-License Education (PLE) Curriculum (previously referred to as "Single-Track" or "PLE 1T")
Section 54.1-2105.01 of the Code of Virginia requires all active new salesperson licensees to complete a Board-approved 30-hour post-license education (PLE) curriculum within one calendar year of obtaining their salesperson licenses in order to remain on active status. For example, if your salesperson license was issued on January 1, 2014, you must complete all 30 hours no later than December 31, 2014.

Failure to complete these 30 hours of PLE within one calendar year of your license issue date will result in automatic placement of your license on inactive status.

The 30-hour PLE program consists of eight courses:

  • 1. Fair Housing, ADA and Civil Rights (two hours)
  • 2. Real Estate Law and Regulations (eight hours)
  • 3. Ethics and Standards of Conduct (three hours)
  • 4. Current Industry Issues and Trends (two hours)
  • 5. Agency Law (three hours)
  • 6. Contract Writing (six hours)
  • 7. Risk Management (three hours)
  • 8. Escrow Requirements (three hours)

New salespersons may complete the eight courses and 30 hours among different Board-approved education providers. As of January 1, 2014, there is only one approved post-license education curriculum (without practice "tracks") that covers course topics as noted above.

NOTE: The above Requirements are subject to change. For more information, consult the Virginia Real Estate Board.