***Please see Approved Continuing Education Courses for a current list of approved education courses.***
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
interest. Continuing education courses to satisfy the requirement for license renewal may be offered only by approved providers and taught by approved instructors.
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
- A licensee who held a license on 07/01/1969 and renewed
it continuously thereafter.
- A licensee who is on inactive status.
- A licensee who qualified for a license by passing both
the national and state licensing examinations during the fiscal year of his or
her first required renewal if the licensee renews on or before June 30 of that
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.