Virginia Real Estate License to be a landlord?

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I am fairly new to real estate investing, I currently have two rental properties in Virginia. I am trying to find out if I need to have a real estate license to be a landlord. 

I reached out to the real estate board with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation today and asked them if I need a real estate license. They informed me they could not give legal advice, that I would need to read the regulation and determine myself or find a real estate attorney. 

I have also reached out to a couple of lawyers in the area just waiting on an answer. Thought I would try BP to see if anyone could tell me if they are in Virginia. 

@Kenneth Stump I can't say specifically for Virginia but I seriously doubt it. 

I hate this attitude. They don't need to be an attorney to tell you murder is illegal.

I'm a landlord in Virginia, you do NOT need a license.

A real estate license is needed to be an agent.  To be a Property Manager (for other people under a brokerage) you need a license with 2 or 3 years of RE experience.