West Virginia Real Estate Commission
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Non-Resident Salesperson

​​​​​​​​​​​​Requirements for a Non-Resident Salesperson License

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​**Beginning January 1, 2023**

As per WV CSR §174-2.17a, paper processing of requests for transactions for which are available online will be charged a $10.00 processing fee.​

Applicants must:

  1. Have a current salesperson license in the state in which pre-license education was completed and passed a comprehensive licensing examination.
  2. Submit National Criminal Background Check
  3. Provide a Certificate of Licensure from every state you are licensed.
  4. ​Pass the state portion of the licensing exam.​​​
  5. Obtain a sponsoring broker with an active West Virginia Broker License (WV ​Broker Roster).

Non-resident applicants with no current real estate license in the state in which they completed 

the pre-license education work and passed a comprehensive licensing examination may seek licensure following

the requirements for initial license set in the WV Code § 30-40-12 and § 30-40-13. ​​​

*Reciprocity Agreements​ for Ohio, Kentucky, and Florida residents.

Qualifying to sit for Examination

  1. Sub​​​mit application for exam.

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

  3. Find West Virginia sponsoring B​roker.

  4. Upload or include with paper application

**You do not need an affidavit of residency or statement of out of state BUT our system requires you upload a document there; please upload a blank pdf file or one of your other documents**

Once your application is approved, you will receive an email from the testing vendor​ to schedule your exam. If you do not receive an email within 72 hours, contact​ the licensing department. 

You have ninety (90) days or two attempts before you have to resubmit an application to sit for the exam.

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

Completing the License Application 

  1. Subm​​​it online ​​application and upload the following:

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