West Virginia Real Estate License Requirements

The West Virginia Real Estate Commission oversees all real estate matters in the state of West Virginia. The types of real estate licenses the commission currently issues are salesperson and broker licenses.

The requirements to become a real estate agent [salesperson] or broker in West Virginia are as follows:

SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a West Virginia salesperson license, applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Applicant must undergo a criminal background check.

No prior real estate experience is required to obtain a West Virginia salesperson license.

Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED and complete 90 clock hours of prelicense education courses within the past five years.

West Virginia Real Estate License Requirements

West Virginia Real Estate License Requirements

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the national and state salesperson exam.

A West Virginia salesperson license application must be submitted after passing the exam along with proof of sponsorship by a licensed broker in West Virginia.

All West Virginia salesperson licensees must complete continuing education courses during each renewal period.

Licensed attorneys are exempt from the prelicense education and experience requirements.

West Virginia has reciprocal agreements with the following states:
Alabama
Arkansas
Georgia
Iowa
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Nebraska
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina

Fees to obtain a West Virginia salesperson license include:
Exam Fee: $25
Salesperson License Fee: $50


BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a West Virginia broker license, applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Applicant must undergo a criminal background check.

Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED and have held a salesperson license for a minimum of two years.

Applicants who hold an active salesperson license in West Virginia must submit proof that he or she has completed the 90 clock hours of salesperson prelicense education.

Applicants who do not hold an active salesperson license in West Virginia must complete 180 clock hours of prelicense education within the past five years.

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the national and state broker exam.

A West Virginia associate broker or broker license application must be submitted after passing the exam.

All West Virginia broker licensees must complete continuing education courses during each renewal period.

Licensed attorneys are exempt from the prelicense education and experience requirements.

West Virginia has reciprocal agreements with the following states:
Alabama
Arkansas
Georgia
Iowa
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Nebraska
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina

Fees to obtain a West Virginia broker license include:
Exam Fee: $25
Associate Broker or Broker License Fee: $100


References:

West Virginia Real Estate Commission: Information – Salesperson Applicants: http://www.wvrec.org/SAINFO.pdf

West Virginia Real Estate Commission: Information – Broker Applicants: http://www.wvrec.org/BR_Info.pdf

West Virginia Real Estate Commission: Jurisdictions with which West Virginia Maintains Reciprocal Licensing Agreements: http://www.wvrec.org/recagree.pdf

West Virginia Real Estate Commission: http://www.wvrec.org/


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