Pre-Licensing Education Requirements

Salesperson

Applicants for salesperson license are required to complete ninety (90) clock-hours, equivalent to six (6) college credit hours, in a course(s) approved by the 

Commission. The required course must have been completed during the five-year period preceding the date of the application in order to be accepted.

 

The ninety hours (90) prescribed course shall consist of:

  •  30 clock hours- Real Estate Principles and Practice
  •  20 clock hours- Real Estate Law
  •  20 clock hours- Real Estate Finance
  •  20 clock hours- Real Estate Appraisal

 

To be eligible to seat for the licensing examination, the applicant must score 70% or higher in each subject area.


All course providers must follow the course outline adopted by the Commission- see the link below:

Salesperson pre-licensing course outline

The pre-license course must be approved by the Commission and offered by a Commission approved provider. The list of approved salesperson pre-license education providers can be viewed and/or downloaded here:  Pre-license schools for salesperson



Broker/ Associate Broker


Applicants for broker and associate broker license are required to complete one hundred and eighty (180) clock-hours, equivalent to twelve (12) college credit 

hours, in a course(s) approved by the Commission.

Broker/ Associate Broker candidates who hold a West Virginia salesperson license are required to complete ninety clock hours (90) broker education in course/s

approved by the Commission. The required course/s must have been completed during the five-year period preceding the date of the application in order to be 

accepted.

 

The ninety hours (90) prescribed broker course shall consist of:

  • 30 clock hours- Brokerage Operation and Management
  • 25 clock hours- Human Resources Management & Interpersonal Skills
  • 35 clock hours- West Virginia Specific Real Estate for Brokers

 

To be eligible to seat for the licensing examination, the applicant must score 70% or higher in each subject area.

 

All course providers must follow the course outline adopted by the Commission-see the link below:

Broker pre-licensing course outline

 

The pre-license course must be approved by the Commission and offered by a Commission approved provider. The list of approved Broker pre-license education providers can be viewed and/or downloaded here: Pre-license schools for broker


Provider/Instructor Information


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.


 A link for the forms are provided below: