Continuing education is defined as a
specialized learning activity designed to provide new or enhance existing
knowledge, skills and abilities of real estate professionals and enable them to
practice real estate brokerage business in a manner that protects the public
To maintain an active
license, every licensee is required to complete seven (7) hours of continuing
professional education for each fiscal year in courses approved by the
commission. To receive credit, the
courses must be taken during the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for
which the licensee is applying for license renewal.
Exempt from this
When a licensee on
inactive status wants to activate his/her license, he or she must satisfy the
requirement for continuing education which would have been in place at the time
the license was renewed.
must comply with the requirement for continuing education. However, if the
non-resident’s jurisdiction has a comparable continuing education requirement
and recognizes West Virginia continuing education credits as fulfilling that
jurisdiction’s continuing education requirement, the Commission will accept
continuing education credit earned in the other jurisdiction. Distance
education courses must meet WV
requirements for approval in order to be accepted.
courses to satisfy the requirement for license renewal may be offered only by
approved providers and taught by approved instructors. Please see "Approved Continuing Education Courses" for a current list of approved education courses.
In compliance with WV
CSR § 174-3.3 all real estate courses, course providers and instructors must be
approved by and registered with the Commission prior to advertising or offering.
Applications for approval shall be on
forms prescribed by the Commission and through a process prescribed by the
Commission. The required approval fees must be submitted with the application.
All distance education courses must have ARELLO certification.
Information regarding the application and required forms is provided in: “A Comprehensive Guide to Real Estate Continuing Education”. A link for the forms are provided below: