West Virginia Real Estate Appraisal School
Wondering how to become an appraiser?
As your partner in Appraisal Education in West Virginia, OnCourse Learning is an West Virginia real estate appraisal school, approved by the West Virginia Real Estate Appraisers Board to provide appraisal licensing and continuing education courses for real estate appraisal agents. OnCourse Learning provides all of the live and online appraiser license courses you will ever need for your career in real estate appraisal.
Browse online appraisal courses below to find the class that is right for you!
West Virginia Appraisal New License Requirements
There are four levels of licensure for real estate appraisers in the state of West Virginia:
- Licensed Appraiser
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- Certified General Appraiser
The licensure process involves the following requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED
- Pass the state exam (not required for apprentices)
- Submit the application and pay associated fees
To begin as an apprentice, you must complete 150 hours of approved education. OnCourse Learning is here to help you get a jump start on your appraisal career with the West Virginia 150-Hour Trainee & Licensed Package. This package contains 7 mandatory and approved courses that account for the 150 hour requirement plus a USPAP Manual eBook. Covering topics like basic appraisal principles and procedures and site valuation, this in-depth package contains everything you need to start a successful career in real estate appraisal.
West Virginia Appraisal Upgrade License Requirements
After you’ve completed the trainee education, all you need to obtain a license is to complete 2000 hours of experience within no less than 24 months.
If you would like to move onto the certified levels, you must first meet the following higher education requirements:
- For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters
- For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters
For the certified residential level, you need an additional 50 hours of education plus 2500 hours of experience completed within no less than 24 months. The certified general level demands 100 additional hours of education plus 3000 hours of experience (including 1500 hours of non-residential appraisals) completed within no less than 30 months.
West Virginia Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements
All West Virginia real estate appraiser licenses expire annually on September 30th. To qualify for renewal, licensees must complete 14 hours of continuing education - only 7 of these hours can be taken online. Additionally, the 7 hour USPAP Update course must be taken every two years. OnCourse Learning provides various continuing education courses, including electives and the USPAP Update, to make your renewal process hassle free.