VAR offers state-approved online continuing education opportunities through several quality providers.
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If you want to renew your license, you need to take the mandatory three hour Residential Standard Agency course. That's the law. Why not take it from VAR? We're the experts in the law, and our online course is led by our legal superstar Blake Hegeman. You're not going to get a better online agency course anywhere.
Connect with any device – desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone – anywhere there's an Internet connection. A combination of slides and videos will take you through the new law lickedy-split. Oh, and this isn't some clunky piece of 1990s software. It's created by ScholarLab, one of the top online learning companies out there.
VAR's material, ScholarLab's technology. and Blake's presentation. You can't beat that...and as a VAR member you can take the course at cost – only $19. Non-members pay $29.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: This course requirement only applies to licensees whose license expires on or before June 30, 2014. If you have already taken the course for credit, you will not receive additional credits, as the requirement is that licensees take the course once prior to renewing their license before June 30, 2014.
ALPHA COLLEGE OF REAL ESTATE
Alpha College of Real Estate is the pre-eminent source of real estate education courses in Hampton Roads.
Alpha College provides quality instruction to those seeking real estate licensing, self-improvement, and professional enhancement. We pride ourselves on providing quality instructors and developing curriculum which directly applies to your Real Estate success.
Click here to access the VAR member portal for Alpha College of Real Estate.
The CE Shop is an accredited source for state approved and ARELLO certified Online Real Estate Continuing Education.
Daily real estate professionals trust the CE Shop to make their online education experience EASY!
Our process of delivering continuing education online is completely automated, issuing a printable certificate of completion and timely reporting to your licensing authority.
Click here to access the VAR member portal for The CE Shop.
The mission of REALTOR® University is to foster life-long student learning through high-quality entrepreneurial and career-oriented programs in real estate. The University delivers its programs through a global online campus to meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population.
At REALTOR® University, we provide the highest quality education available to real estate professionals. Supported by an extensive library, research center and network of associates, a REALTOR® University education will equip you with leading-edge knowledge of real estate, and the skills you’ll need to apply it. Distinguish yourself from peers and competitors with an education from REALTOR® University. You can enhance your career by earning a designation through courses offered by our School of Professional Development and Continuing Education or learn about our plans for a Master of Real Estate degree.
Click here to access the NAR REALTOR® University site.
Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) is NAR's exclusive online real estate database and provides REALTORS® with information on every parcel of property in the United States as well as a robust portfolio of market trend data, advanced analytical reports, and detailed maps.
In this course, you will learn how automated valuation models (AVMs) may influence consumers' online real estate research efforts. You will also learn how REALTORS® can leverage the full analytical power of the RPR in their listing presentations and buyer counseling sessions. Specific scripts and step-by-step instructions on how to run the seller's report, property report, and market activity report are included.
Between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016, every Realtor® is required to complete 2 1/2 hours of Code of Ethics training. NAR offers a free course.
If you successfully complete NAR's online course and would like to receive continuing and/or post license education credit in Virginia, click here to pay the $10 processing fee.
You will need to forward a copy of your e-mail from NAR to VARConferences@varealtor.com.
Additionally, a course you may have taken for ethics continuing education may have already satisfied this requirement. You will have to check with the course provider to see if the course also qualified for NAR quadrennial ethics and turn in your certificate to your local association.
RealEstateCE.com is an easy-to-navigate online resource for continuing education. Current and aspiring Virginia Commercial Realtors® can use this site as their primary source for online continuing education to help prepare them for unique challenges they'll face.
Click here to access the RealEstateCE.com website.
McKissock is an established provider of online appraisal continuing education.
Click here to access the McKissock Appraisal CE website.
Quality Service Certification, Inc., (QSC) is recognized as the real estate industry’s premier advocate of consumer-oriented quality service, conducting training and certification programs throughout the U.S. and Canada. QSC already provides thousands of real estate professionals with a proven customer satisfaction program. QSC conducts quality service training throughout North America leading to the QSC designation. Additionally, through its affiliation with Leading Research Corporation, QSC measures customer satisfaction by surveying home sellers and buyers following closing. An overall satisfaction score for each QSC sales professional is posted on the QSC consumer website www.QualityService.org.
Is this certification approved for CE credit?
Yes. Both the classroom and online courses are approved for 4 hours CE and PL credit.
How do I become certified?
There are three pathways to certification:
- Attendance at a live program sponsored by a local Association or brokerage.
- Participation in a two-part tele-class. Contact QSC (888) 547-4772 or e-mail info@QualityCertified.org for more information.
- Completion of the online program. Click here for more program information, or to take the online program.
Click here to learn more about the QSC program.
Students who enroll at The American School of Real Estate will find a library of over 150 original, dynamic state-approved courses to chose from. We created, designed, and own all of our real estate courses and learning tools. (Unlike competitors: Fully half or more of our competing schools in any given state are simply reselling an old course written by others, or referring the student to another site to earn a commission.) What that means to our students is better, more accurate course content, delivered in the method the student prefers, for less money.
"America's Favorite Real Estate School" has now successfully trained over 500,000 real estate students from all parts of the country using the convenience of the Internet, and consistently ranks #1 in first-time pass rates by boards and commissions that publish same. Students who graduate from The American School of Real Estate not only enjoy the pedigree of our institution and our reputation with America's leading brokerage firms, they also can take advantage of Specialist Designations that are widely recognized as invaluable marketing tools fully embraced and preferred by the consumer.