Salespersons & brokers; Real Estate Board to adopt regulations establishing educational requirement. (HB2064)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; Real Estate Board; educational requirements for salespersons and brokers. Increases from 16 to 24 the number of continuing education hours that must be completed by a broker during a two-year license term. The bill also (i) requires a minimum of three hours of continuing education for salespersons and brokers to be on ethics and standards of conduct, (ii) provides a breakdown of the continuing education curriculum, (iii) changes from two years to six months the time in which a new licensee must complete the Board's 30-hour educational curriculum, and (iv) provides for the Board to develop regulations for ensuring the quality of real estate education and the requirements for proof of identity for applicants taking the principles of real estate examination. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 071552284
01/08/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2007Assigned GL sub: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
01/16/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2064)
02/02/2007Committee substitute printed 070925284-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070925284-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2064H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2064H1)
02/15/2007Committee substitute printed 070942284-S1
02/16/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read third time
02/19/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070942284-S1
02/19/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2064S1
02/19/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2064S1)
02/20/2007Placed on Calendar
02/21/2007Senate substitute rejected by House (3-Y 95-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Senate requested conference committee
02/22/2007House acceded to request
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by House
02/22/2007Delegates: Cox, Cosgrove, Bulova
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by Senate
02/22/2007Senators: Stosch, Hawkins, Herring
02/24/2007Conference substitute printed 072809284-H2
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2007Reading of conference report waived
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2064ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2064ER)
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 809 (effective - see bill)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)


Marty Martin writes:

I think this bill creates an undue hardship on new licensees to complete a mandatory training in too short a period of time. As a licensee I understand the costs of getting started in real estate and the amount of time it takes to get started. Requiring these courses in 6 months is too short a period of time.

Jim Duncan writes:

This bill also requires brokers to maintain their education levels as well - which is a good thing.

Current real estate license laws have a near-negligently-low threshold for entry. The current 60 hours required to gain a license is laughable and serves only to reinforce the public's perception that anybody can get a license with little to no effort.

This bill will do what it intends to do - mandate a little bit of practical education.

TrvlnMn writes:

...requires a minimum of three hours of continuing education for salespersons and brokers to be on ethics and standards of conduct,...

I think that should be 6 hours "on Ethics and Standards of Conduct" if they work for Real Estate-3.