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

Broker/Associate Broker

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Requirements for a Broker Licensed in another jurisdiction

Applicants must:

  1. Have a current broker license in anther jurisdiction and passed a comprehensive licensing examination.
  2. Submit National Criminal Background Check​
  3. ​Provide a Certification of Licensure (license history) from every state you are licensed.
  4. Pass the state portion of the licensing exam.​
  5. Maintain office space in the State of West Virginia.

​Qualifying to sit for Examination

  1. Submit application for exam online. ​**As of February 12, 2024 we are no longer accepting paper applications**

  2. Schedule appointment for fingerprint submission for national criminal history check​.​

  3. Upload or include with paper application:​​
    • ​Copy of Driver's License 

    • Irrevocable Consent​ (non-residents of WV only)

    • ​​Certification of Licensure (full license report) from each state ​licensed.​​

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. ​

​​You have ni​nety (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 exam

Completing the license application ​​(Associate Br​​oker and Broker)

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

    • Copy of your proof of passing the exam.

Broker must​​ also: 

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

  2. Submit:

300 Capitol Street | Suite 400 | Charleston, WV 25301 | Phone: 304.558.3555 | Fax: 304.558.6442
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