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.


          Applicants with a current license in the state in which they completed the pre-license education work and passed a comprehensive licensing examination may    seek licensure if they meet the requirements of W. Va. Code §30-40-15 and the requirements of the Commission's Rules.

All non-resident applicants are required to take the state-specific portion of the licensing examination.

​All required forms can be downloaded from the Commission website at :

OH and KY residents must contact the WV Real Estate Commission for specific requirements based on the signed Reciprocal Agreements.​


Applicants for a salesperson license are required to submit the following:

1.    Completed in full application to SIT for the Salesperson licensing examination with all signatures notarized.

2.    Application fee in the amount of $25.00.

3.    Certificate of licensure from all jurisdictions where the applicant currently holds or have held a real estate license. The certificate must be obtained within 60 days prior to applying for a license in West Virginia and shall, at minimum, show:

·         Name and address of the licensee;

·         Status of license (current, active, inactive, renewed, expired, etc.);

·         Type of license (salesperson, broker, associate broker);

·         Date of initial license and expiration date;

·         Period of time the license has been active and inactive;

·         The way the license was obtained (by examination or by reciprocity);

·         Type of examination(s) - national and state or only state;

·         Record of any disciplinary actions against the licensee; and

·         Any additional information the Commission may require.


4. Affidavit of residency form and a copy of his/her driver's license or voter's registration card.

5. Irrevocable consent for service form.

6.  Statement-Out-Of- State form​.

7. Surety Bond.

8. State and National criminal record history report. To accomplish that please

   follow the directions included here:


The application must be signed by a Broker who holds an active Broker license in West Virginia, and include two recommendations from property owners who:

·   have known the applicant for at least two years

·    are not related to the applicant

·   are not affiliated with the applicant as an employer, partner, or associate or with    the broker that will employ the applicant

·   believe the applicant bears good reputation for honesty, trustworthiness, and fair dealing

·   believe the applicant is competent to transact business in manner that would protect the interest of the public.