FAAR Academy

Quality education to meet the needs and aspirations of our agents.

About FAAR Academy

The FAAR Academy is the award winning education division of the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors®. Overseen by the FAAR Education Committee, this program has rapidly advanced over the past three years to meet and equip today’s Realtors® with the tools they need to succeed in a challenging and competitive market place.

Classes are open to both members of the association as well as non-members.

 

Our mission:

  • Provide quality education to meet the needs and aspirations of our agents
  • Offer current and relevant curriculum to meet the demands of the real estate market
  • Attract and retain highly qualified, experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Foster an inclusive, supportive, and positive learning environment
  • Create a community providing opportunities for awareness and involvement to all stakeholders

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Salesperson Continuing Education

Salespersons must complete 16 hours of CE to renew their License(s).

  • Mandatory Topics – 8 hours:
    • Agency (1 hour)
    • Ethics (3 hours)
    • Fair Housing (2 hours)
    • Legal Updates with Flood Instruction (1 hour)
    • Contracts (1 hour)
  • Elective Topics – 8 hours

For additional information on licensing requirements, contact DPOR.

Broker Continuing Education

Brokers must complete 24 hours of CE to renew their License(s).

  • Mandatory Topics – 16 hours:
    • Broker Management & Agent Supervision (8 hours)
    • Agency (1 hour)
    • Ethics (3 hours)
    • Fair Housing (2 hours)
    • Legal Updates with Flood Instruction (1 hour)
    • Contracts (1 hour)
  • Elective Topics – 8 hours

For additional information on licensing requirements, contact DPOR.

Post Licensure for New Agents

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 year of obtaining their salesperson licenses (in order to remain on active status). The 30-hour PLE program consists of eight courses:

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

Reciprocity Issues

Reciprocity is a mutual exchange of real estate privileges, including the validity of licenses, recognized by one or more states. Search state boards and locate information on how to obtain single or dual licenses on the east coast.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

To begin the reciprocity process for DC, REALTORS® must take DC’s three-hour fair housing course, obtain an original Letter of Certification from the board(s), and take the DC licensing law exam. Call ASI at 888.204.6192 to obtain a copy of the DC Real Estate Statute to learn and study before the exam, and call 800.274.2602 to schedule your test. On the day of your exam, bring the original letter(s) of licensure, the fair housing course certificate of completion, the ASI exam fee ($61), and any other required documents, to the exam site. (When you register to take the exam, ASI will send you a confirmation sheet that lists all required documents.) For more information call ASI at 800.274.2602 ext. 6192.

MARYLAND

To start the reciprocity process in Maryland, applicants must provide a certificate of full licensing history from the state in which the applicant was first licensed. Send the original history document, attached with a cover letter signed by the applicant and including return mailing address, to the Education Coordinator, Maryland Real Estate Commission, 500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-3651. When qualified, agents will be sent all information needed to register for the exam. Maryland does not operate based on reciprocity agreements with any states. Education and experience from a home state are reviewed individually for transferability. Waivers may be offered only to active licensees. For more information call 410.230.6230 or 888.218.5925.

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