West Virginia Real Estate Commission
West Virginia Real Estate Commission West Virginia Real Estate Commission

Initial Broker/Associate Broker

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Requirements for a WV Broker License

​Applicants must:

  1. Be 18 years or older and have a​ high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Have been licensed for a minimum of two (2) years as a salesperson.
  3. Supply list of closed transactions a per §​30-40-12(a)(1).
  4. Complete National Criminal Background Check.​​
  5. Submit application, fees, broker recommendation(s), and proof of education. ​​**Beginning February 12th, 2024 we are no longer accepting paper applications**

  6. Maintain an office space in the State of West Virginia.

Qualifying to sit for Examination

  1. Submit application for exam online.​ **We no longer accept paper applications**​

  2. ​Submit fingerprints for national criminal history check​.​

  3. The following documents need completed and uploaded or included with your application​

​​​​O​nce your application is approved, you will receive an email from the testing vendor​ to schedule your exam date. If you do not receive the email from the testing vendor within 72 hours, please contact the licensing department at REClicensing@wv.gov​.  Y​​ou have ninety (90) days OR two attempts (whichever comes first) before you have to resubmit an application to sit for the exam. ​​

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​You have ninety (90) days to apply for a license after you pass BOTH portions of the exam.

Do you need to apply to re-take the exam?​

After passing the Exams (Associate Broker and Broker)

  1. Submit online ​​application and upload the following:

    • ​​​Copy of your proof of passing both portions of the exam

Brokers must also:

  1. Register with the WV Secretary of State's Office and YOU must be listed as member or an officer of the company.  The physical address of the company must be in West Virginia.

  2. Upload the following with application​:

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