College Responds to New Ohio Real Estate Requirements
(For additional information, contact Norma Hoppie, director of WVU Parkersburg's real estate education program, 304-424-8276.)
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is responding to new requirements adopted by the Ohio Real Estate Commission in the offering of pre-license training for Ohio real restate agents.
The Ohio change mandates that an attorney teach real estate law.
"We will assure that our faculty is well qualified in teaching the pre-licensure program, " said Norma Hoppie, director of the real estate education program at WVU Parkersburg.
"We have been offering real estate education at the introductory level, the continuing education level and the first professional designation level for more that two decades," she continued. "We expect to continue this high level of educational service to the real estate industry in West Virginia and Ohio."
In the past, West Virginia and Ohio real estate agents and brokers have been trained at WVU Parkersburg by attending a schedule of classes approved by both the West Virginia Real Estate Commission and the Ohio Real Estate Commission. Upon completion of the pre-licensure program of instruction, students are able to take the state licensing examination in both states.
WVU Parkersburg offers the pre-licensure course with 90 classroom hours for West Virginia and 120 classroom hours for Ohio. WVU Parkersburg’s program includes 120 classroom hours to qualify for both state requirements.
The courses in the pre-licensure program include Real Estate Principles & Practices; Real Estate Law; Real Estate Finance; and Real Estate Appraisal. The classes meet on selected weekends at WVU Parkersburg and are taught by real estate practitioners.
WVU Parkersburg is the pioneer higher education institution for real estate education in West Virginia. It is the home of the West Virginia Realtors Institute and it has been administering that program since 1975. When the West Virginia law changed in 1980 to require post-secondary formal education as a pre-requisite to becoming a real estate agent or broker, WVU Parkersburg pioneered in offering that program of instruction.
Anyone interested in further information about the real estate program offerings at WVU Parkersburg can contact Norma Hoppie at 304-424-8276.
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