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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Requirements for a WV Salesperson License

​Applican​​​​ts must:

  1. ​Be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Be trustworthy, of good moral character, and competent to transact business.

  3. Complete National Criminal Background Check​​

  4. Submit applications, fees, and proof of education.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​**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.​

Qualifying to sit for Examination​

  1. Submit application for exam.

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

  3. Find a sponsoring broker.​

  4. Upload or include with paper 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 within 72 hours, please contact the licensing department. Y​​ou have ninety (90) days OR two attempts (whichever comes first) before you have to resubmit an application to sit for the exam. ​Click “Retake Exam” below​ for information on retaking the exam.​​

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

After Passing the Exams​

  1. Submit online application and upload the following: 

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

    • Lic​ense Letter - Salesperson (page 13 of candidate handbook)​​​​

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