Education Policies

Policies affecting your education.

New in 2019: Advance Registration required for classes

All same-day class registrations are subject to a $5 walk-in fee.

Course cancellation policy

Please notify FAAR Academy at 540-373-7711 if you are unable to attend a scheduled course. No refunds are given without 24 hours prior notice. To prevent course cancellation please register early. Courses are subject to cancellation if the minimum enrollment for a course is not met. If a course has been cancelled, you will receive a notification e-mail with instructions on how to receive a refund. You can then enroll in a different course, and/or request to be notified when that course is next offered. Students can not miss more than 10 minutes of class to receive credit.

Virtual Education Requirements

Visit this page for information on using the user-friendly meeting platform, Zoom for earning real estate licensing credit in the state of Virginia.

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.


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.


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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