West Virginia Real Estate Agent Exam

Real Estate Agent License Practice Test Kit Need of a License: A real estate salesperson must be licensed by the state of West Virginia to represent clients in the sale or purchase of real estate that is located in West Virginia.

Who Grants a License:  Licenses are granted by the West Virginia Real Estate Commission (“WVREC”).
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Qualifications to receive a License:

  A candidate must complete 90 clock hours of study at a WVREC-approved real estate school (search schools here), pass a school-administered final exam, and pass a state exam.  All candidates must submit a full set of fingerprints, prove legal presence and pass a background check.  All candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and receive at least two recommendations from real estate owners in West Virginia. For more information about qualifications, see the document titled Information- Salesperson Applicants on the WVREC website.

Applying for the Exams:  The exam is administered directly through the WVREC. All candidates must apply for the examination according to a deadline schedule that is set by the WVREC. Examinations are held monthly at the Charleston Civic Center. For information about test day, refer to the page titled What to do Before and during the Examination, on the WVREC. 

Test Content:  Unfortunately, West Virginia does not publish a content outline for the state real estate licensing exam.  However, many websites exist where you can obtain relevant products for examination preparation.

How to Apply for the License: Candidates must provide WVREC with the following documents:  (1) completed application and application fee; (2) original West Virginia state real estate licensing exam score report(s); (3) proof of legal presence in the U.S.; (4) certificate issued by WVREC-approved school for completion of the 90-hour salesperson pre-licensure curriculum; and (6) fingerprint cards to be used in conjunction with a background check.

Fees:  At the time of this writing, WVREC has not posted any applicable application fees.

Who administers the test:  WVREC.

License Renewal Requirements – A West Virginia real estate licensee must take 7 credit hours of continuing education each fiscal year. Further information is provided at Section 30-40-16 of the Real Estate License Act.

Applicable Regulations:  Real estate licensees in West Virginia are regulated under the West Virginia Real Estate License Act, and the West Virginia Legislative Rules.


To prepare for your Real Estate Agent exam, use our 300 question practice test, with answers fully explained, by expert Karen Bohler.  

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Quality starts with who wrote the material.
Our practice exam writer
Karen Bohler
is a licensed real estate broker and certified real estate instructor. She has worked in real estate sales for over 20 years. She teaches real estate sales and contract law for a real estate sales education company that specializes in the licensing of real estate sales agents and brokers across the country. Karen designs curriculum and other educational materials for real estate sales training courses, licensing exam preparation and continuing education providers. She earned her juris doctorate degree from Taft Law School.

Tabitha May Hasin
is a real estate instructor with Brightwood College (formerly Kaplan Real Estate Education) and a real estate salesperson and trainer with Keller Williams Realty in Fullerton, California. She is also a licensed attorney and received her juris doctorate from Chapman University Law School. Prior to working as a real estate instructor, Tabitha worked in the lender, title and settlement services industries in real estate transactions. She earned her bachelor and masters degrees from the University of California, Irvine.
Our practice exam covers the general principles of real estate law and regulation that is common across the country and is not specific to any one state.  It covers all of the following areas which are typically covered in most state Real Estate Agent examinations:
  • Real Property Characteristics    
  • Real Property Rights
  • Freehold Estates            
  • Real Estate Ownership
  • Land Description            
  • Non-monetary Encumbrances
  • Government Restrictions
  • Real Property Liens
  • Agency
  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Listings and Buyer Agency Agreements
  • Contract Law    
  • Transfer of Title             
  • Financing Principles
  • Property Management 
  • Leases 
  • Appraisal
  • Investment Analysis      
  • Real Property Environmental Issues      
  • Settlement
  • Federal Laws