Chesapeake Campus | Directions
638 Independence Parkway, Suite 100, Chesapeake, VA 23320
P [757] 427-1740 | F [757] 430-4487

Newport News Campus | Directions
11861 Canon Boulevard, Suite A, Newport News, VA 23606
P [757] 873-8884 | F [757] 873-1079



Due to COVID-19 Alpha may move a course from the classroom to virtual at any point prior to or within the course.

Alpha College of Real Estate has been in business in Virginia for 35 years and is approved by the Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation for the purpose of offering the Virginia Pre-licensing Principles of Real Estate and Continuing and Post-licensing Education.

Alpha College of Real Estate is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Alpha College of Real Estate is closed:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

All questions pertaining to registration, refunds, school policy, special accommodations, course content, explanation of state licensing law, final exams (if applicable), and completion certificates should be addressed to the Alpha College of Real Estate 757-427-1740.

All special accommodation questions and requests should be directed to the school Director prior to registering for the course.†

According to Virginia Real Estate Board regulations, students must be licensed to receive post-licensing or continuing education credit. All education must be pre-approved by the Real Estate Board in order for you to receive pre, post or continuing education credit. When choosing a course, make sure it carries the credit you require.

Alpha College of Real Estate's online real estate courses are Non-refundable, transfers are at the discretion of the school Director.

Virginia real estate regulations require that if a course has a timing mechanism, it must be used to verify your activity in the course. Courses with timing mechanisms require that you are active in the course for an amount of time equal to the hours of credit you are receiving. If a course has been approved for eight (8) hours of credit, then that course will require you to be active in that course for eight (8) hour (a classroom hour is 50 minutes). This is called "seat time."

Example: 50 minutes = 1-hour seat-time

NOTICE: Some learning management systems triggers a completion notice when, in fact, you may not have met the requirements for your state.

Virginia requires you to meet seat time equal to the credit hours you will receive and pass a topic unit exam with a minimum of 75% or higher. Packaged courses which contain more than one credited course topic require a student to obtain seat time equal to the credit for that topic.

Example: a course which has three hours of Fair Housing and three hours of Agency credit requires a minimum seat time of three hours in each topic. In addition to the seat time requirement, Virginia requires the student to pass a topic/unit exam with a score of 75% or higher.

Upon completion of a course, each student will receive a Course Completions Certificate. In the event the certificate is lost, a duplicate may be obtained from the Alpha College of Real Estate office by written request. An administrative fee may be charged for the duplicate.

Alpha College of Real Estate will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, or familial status in the establishment of fees, entrance qualifications or standards for successful completion of any course.

Once you have completed all the lessons on the computer, you must allow the following times for processing to complete the course and receive your Course Completion Certificate: These times are all estimates:

  • Scheduling the monitored final exam (if required) Ė one week
  • Mailing of exam from monitor to Alpha College of Real Estate - 7 days business days (estimated)
  • Grading of Exam and issuing Course Completion Certificate - 2 business days
  • Receipt of the Course Completion Certificate by U.S. Mail Ė 10 business days (estimated)

Certain sections of this course may include video content. The quality of video playback is dependent on the speed of your internet connection and, therefore, users with slower internet connection speeds (lower than 768kbps download) may experience “choppy” or reduced video playback quality. If you experience poor video playback quality, please press the video pause button and allow the video to download for a period of approximately 30 seconds, and then resume the video playback. If further choppy video is encountered, press the pause button again and allow the video to download for a longer period. Please note that video download progress is denoted in the video timeline bar beneath the video playback window.

In addition, some courses may include video or other elements which require the Adobe Flash Player to view.

Within one year from the last day of the month in which the license was issued, whether active or inactive, licensees must complete 30 hours of post-licensing education. Contact Alpha for more specific information regarding topic requirements.

Important Notice Regarding Post-Licensing Credits for New Agents

Failure to complete the 30 hours of post-licensing within one year from the last day of the month in which the license was issued shall result in the license being placed on inactive status by the Board until the curriculum has been completed.

You are required to complete continuing education after your first license renewal. If you hold a real estate salespersonís license and require CE to renew your license, the current requirements are as follows: eight (8) hours of required topics and eight (8) hours of real estate related electives. The eight (8) hours of required topics include one (1) hour each of Agency, Contracts and Legal Updates with flood content; two (2) hours of Fair Housing; and three (3) hours of Ethics for a total of 16 hours.

If you hold a brokerís license, you are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education courses consisting of the 16 hours listed above, plus eight (8) additional hours of pre-approved Real Estate Management and Agent Supervision courses, two hours of which shall include an overview of the broker supervision requirements in the regulations..

Students must complete each chapter reading assignment, activity and chapter quiz. The student must be actively engaged in the course for the amount of hours (seat time) equal tothe credit of the course. Students must pass a final course and or topic exam with a minimum score of 75%.† A notarized student affidavit must be completed and maintained in the studentís file as per VREB regulations. You may re-enter the course or retake the exam as often as necessary during your purchase period to achieve the required seat time or to achieve a passing grade. You must meet all of these requirements before the course is complete and credit is sent to the licensing department of the state.

Once you have met all of the requirements of the course and CLICKED THE COMPLETION BUTTON a certificate is available for you to print and keep for your records, a affidavit is available for you to print have notarized and keep in your records and a email is generated to us of your completion.† We will then submit your completion to the VREB/DPOR.. The submission to DPOR can take up to three (3) business days. The date you complete the required continuing education or post-licensing course and have paid your renewal fee to the Virginia Real Estate Board is the date you have met the licensing renewal requirement. The Virginia Real Estate Board must post the credit to your record before your license will renew. This can take up to seven (7) business days.


How to Check "Seat Time"
Seat time can be viewed on each page of your course.

System Requirements
To properly access our services, we recommend that you have a broadband connection to the internet with a minimum speed of at least 2Mb/s. Our courses may include streaming videos, which require higher bandwidth. We try to make our content accessible to older systems, but we cannot guarantee the quality of your internet connection, the reliability of your internet provider, or the suitability of the device you use to access our courses.”

Technical Support
Contact Technical Support by phone at 757-427-1740 Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Eastern Time, or by e-mail We will respond to your e-mail message within one (2) business days.

Updated 1/15/2020


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