Who Grants a License: Licenses are granted by the West Virginia Real Estate Commission (“WVREC”).
Qualifications to receive a License:
A candidate must complete 90 clock hours of study at a WVREC-approved real estate school (search schools here), pass a school-administered final exam, and pass a state exam. All candidates must submit a full set of fingerprints, prove legal presence and pass a background check. All candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and receive at least two recommendations from real estate owners in West Virginia. For more information about qualifications, see the document titled Information- Salesperson Applicants on the WVREC website.
Applying for the Exams: The exam is administered directly through the WVREC. All candidates must apply for the examination according to a deadline schedule that is set by the WVREC. Examinations are held monthly at the Charleston Civic Center. For information about test day, refer to the page titled What to do Before and during the Examination, on the WVREC.
Test Content: Unfortunately, West Virginia does not publish a content outline for the state real estate licensing exam. However, many websites exist where you can obtain relevant products for examination preparation.
How to Apply for the License: Candidates must provide WVREC with the following documents: (1) completed application and application fee; (2) original West Virginia state real estate licensing exam score report(s); (3) proof of legal presence in the U.S.; (4) certificate issued by WVREC-approved school for completion of the 90-hour salesperson pre-licensure curriculum; and (6) fingerprint cards to be used in conjunction with a background check.
Fees: At the time of this writing, WVREC has not posted any applicable application fees.
Who administers the test: WVREC.
License Renewal Requirements – A West Virginia real estate licensee must take 7 credit hours of continuing education each fiscal year. Further information is provided at Section 30-40-16 of the Real Estate License Act.
Applicable Regulations: Real estate licensees in West Virginia are regulated under the West Virginia Real Estate License Act, and the West Virginia Legislative Rules.
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