Chesapeake (CH)
638 Independence Parkway, Suite 100
Chesapeake, VA
23320
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P [757] 427-1740
F [757] 430-4487

Hours: 9-5, EST

COVID-19 Classroom
Protocols

Our classrooms have been reconfigured to reduce the number of students in a classroom and allow for space between students.
Students are required to:

  • Stay home if sick

  • Practice social distancing in the building

  • Wear a mask while in the buildings/classrooms. Students will be asked to leave if you do not wear a face covering.

  • Bring your own pencils, note paper and calculators- no loaners will be available.

  • Frequent breaks will be instituted so that students may wash their hands and reduce the amount of students in the restroom at a given time.

  • Students may only bring drinks into the building, no food.

ALPHA COLLEGE OF REAL ESTATE

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Course Calendar

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Featured Course:

At Home With Diversity 

At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) is an NAR certification program designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. Since 1998, the At Home With Diversity® program has prepared over 20,000 REALTORS® to work effectively with and within today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers.

Instructor: Tim Vohar

April 22nd and 23rd 9am- Noon 

Alpha College Classrooms

Cost: $25 (normally $99)

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Quality programming and personalized attention are the hallmarks of the

Alpha College of Real Estate. Not sure if real estate is right for you?
Talk to our in-house real estate counselor, Howard Williams at  [757] 427-1740 or 
e-mail hwilliams@alphacollegeofrealestate.com.

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Howard Williams, Alpha's Education Director, experienced REALTOR  & Course Instructor

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Due to COVID-19 Alpha may change a live course to virtual at any point
prior to or within the course.

Principles Of Real Estate


The 60-hour Principles of Real Estate course is designed to prepare the student to pass the Virginia State Examination for licensure as a real estate salesperson. The course includes basic laws governing the ownership and transfer of real estate, the terminology associated with the real estate industry, terms of sales contracts and other documents used to transact real estate business. In addition, students will learn the Virginia regulations that control the real estate industry, how mortgages work, and the advantages and disadvantages of certain types of financing. Instruction in fair housing and other federal and state laws that guarantee equal rights and protect consumers will help the student in the practice of real estate.

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TUITION: $350           TEXTBOOK: $47.70 (tax included)

Included in your tuition: Flexible schedule- Testing tips- Generous repeat policy- Practice exams

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COST: $279 Including Course Material

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The Virginia Real Estate Board requires that you complete the 60-hour Principles of Real Estate course with a passing grade.

 

You must be 18 years of age to be eligible for a license.

 

Apply to take the national and state portions of the exam. Download the Candidate Information Bulletin from the Board's vendor, PSI Exams (https://candidate.psiexams.com/), to learn how to register

Select GOVERNMENT/STATE LICENSING AGENCIES, choose VIRGINIA as the jurisdiction, then VA REAL ESTATE for account, and finally click on VA SALESPERSON or VA BROKER for classification

Get your fingerprints taken, if  you live in Virginia, you must have your fingerprints taken at a PSI testing location in Virginia.  Even if you live outside of Virginia, you are highly encouraged to get your fingerprints taken at a Virginia PSI testing location because it will speed up the mandatory background check process. If you do not live in Virginia, and are unable to get your fingerprints taken at a Virginia PSI testing location, please contact the Real Estate Board office

Finally, Complete the application DPOR : Real Estate (virginia.gov)

 


 

 

Brokers

At Alpha College of Real Estate, because we are owned by a REALTOR® association, we understand and appreciate how hectic your days can be, and we are here to make it easier for you to meet your licensing requirement.

For HRRA members only get the Broker Bundle which includes the 24 hours of broker continuing education- all online:
 

  • Six (6) hours in Broker Management;

  • Two (2) hours in Broker 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.

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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.

Ready to become a broker?

Take the Fast Track to getting your broker license! Each of the broker licensing courses may be taken via 100% self-study (correspondence) with no classroom required, or you can have the best of both worlds by attending a six-day classroom accelerated course review with your self-study. To attend the 6-day classroom review contact Alpha for information and to register.

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Fast Track course descriptions:
 

REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

Many fine management theorists have studied how business enterprises operate, how managers function and how people become effective leaders. This course strives to apply their theories to the operation of a real estate brokerage company.

HRRA MEMBER DISCOUNTED PRICING TUITION: $250- NON-MEMBER: $275
 

REAL ESTATE FINANCE

In the ever-changing market of real estate, the knowledge of finance is crucial for a successful real estate career. This course will cover various loans, investments, the technological environment and other aspects of real estate finance.

HRRA MEMBER DISCOUNTED PRICING TUITION: $250- NON-MEMBER: $275

REAL ESTATE LAW

Many aspects of the real estate business are closely associated with the law. Legal knowledge is especially important to people who sell real estate. This course provides a solid foundation of real estate law and a useful review of key terms.

HRRA MEMBER DISCOUNTED PRICING TUITION: $250- NON-MEMBER: $275

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL

A professional appraiser must keep pace with the demands of the marketplace. The skill and judgment required to make a reliable appraiser must begin with a thorough knowledge of appraisal principles.

HRRA MEMBER  DISCOUNTED PRICING TUITION: $250- NON-MEMBER: $275

There are no refunds for Broker 100% Correspondence and Fast Track Classroom students. However, a student may extend his or her course completion period for 30 days for $25 per course or for 60 days for $50 per course.

Alpha College of Real Estate reserves the right to cancel a course with a full refund to all paying participants. Classes may be postponed or cancelled if a minimum number of students have not pre-registered.

Opening a brokerage in Southeastern Virginia?

The benefits of REALTOR® membership are extensive and Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association offers even more. Our broker benefits include;

  • Local advocacy to ensure business success

  • Advocacy to bring business and jobs into our area

  • A broker update newsletter with current news you need to know to stay profitable

  • Monthly broker meetings for deep dives into the issues that affect you

  • Training in fair housing and anti-trust issues to keep your agents in compliance

Broker Licensing

HOW TO GET YOUR VA BROKER LICENSE

Applicants for a real estate broker’s license must meet the below requirements in addition to meeting the salesperson licensing requirements. An applicant must:
 

  • Have been actively engaged as a real estate salesperson for 36 of the 48 months immediately preceding the day of license application.
     

  • Have successfully completed 180 hours of classroom study approved by the VREB in various approved subjects. Courses may be taken even though the 36 month requirement is not yet met. ALPHA College of Real Estate offers broker’s licensing courses throughout the year.
     

  • Pass the Broker’s examination with a 75% on EACH section (National and Virginia portions).
     

If you are currently licensed in another jurisdiction, visit the VREB website and see section 18 VAC 135-20-60 Qualifications for Licensure by reciprocity.

 

Continuing Education- CE

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.

COVID-19 Classroom
Protocols

Our classrooms have been reconfigured to reduce the number of students in a classroom and allow for space between students.
Students are required to:

  • Stay home if sick

  • Practice social distancing in the building

  • Wear a mask while in the buildings/classrooms. Students will be asked to leave if you do not wear a face covering.

  • Bring your own pencils, note paper and calculators- no loaners will be available.

  • Frequent breaks will be instituted so that students may wash their hands and reduce the amount of students in the restroom at a given time.

  • Students may only bring drinks into the building, no food.

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