How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in West Virginia

West Virginia Apprentice Permit

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older, submit a completed application and consent to a state and federal background check
Training Requirements: None
Education Requirements: 150 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $190.00
State Required Test: Yes

West Virginia Licensed Residential Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older, submit a completed application and consent to a state and federal background check
Training Requirements: 2,000 hours of experience
Education Requirements: Must have an Associate’s degree or 30 semester hours of college-level education, from an accredited college, junior college, community college, or university. The college or university must be a degree-granting institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges, a regional or national accreditation association, or by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. If an accredited college or university accepts the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and examinations(s) and issues a transcript for the exam, showing its approval, it will be considered as credit for the college course; 150 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $305.00
State Required Test: Yes

West Virginia Certified Residential Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older, submit a completed application and consent to a state and federal background check
Training Requirements: 2,500 hours of experience in no less than 24 months
Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. The college or university must be a degree-granting institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges, a national or regional accreditation association, or by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.; 200 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $355.00
State Required Test: Yes

West Virginia Certified General Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older, submit a completed application and consent to a state and federal background check
Training Requirements: 3,000 hours of experience in no less than 30 months; 1,500 of those hours must be non-residential
Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. The college or university must be a degree-granting institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges, a national or regional accreditation association, or by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education; 300 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $505.00
State Required Test: Yes

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West Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board

 

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