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Background Checks for WV Real Estate License Become Huge Annoyance

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If you’re trying to get a West Virginia Real Estate License and test in November, 2013 you’re probably getting very frustrated.

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Background checks from Identego are now mandatory.

It seems that Identego, the company hired as a third party screener by the West Virginia Real Estate Commission to do background checks on all students hoping to get their West Virginia Real Estate License has had some problems communicating the info to the commission.

Red tape abounds and getting a West Virginia Real Estate License truly is a lot of paperwork. This most recent hold up is just another frustration for hopeful students hoping to be selling real estate in December.

What does this mean to the hopeful test takers? It means that the WVREC doesn’t have the applications completed in time to test in November. Click to Tweet

What’s most frustrating to many hopeful West Virginia Real Estate License students is although the checks were done on time it was something that was outside of everyone’s control that held up the applications. Identego, the company in charge of the background checks has yet to comment on the situation. So what are the new guidelines being asked for? As of October 8th, 2013 having a background check accompanying your West Virginia Real Estate License, application is state law.

To brief yourself from the source, here’s the West Virginia Real Estate Commission’s website: http://www.wvrec.org/Background%20Checks.htm

The physical form that you need is located here: http://www.wvrec.org/APPLICANTBACKGROUNDCHECK.pdf

You will need to make an appointment with this company called Indentogo by calling 855-766-7746 or using their website: http://www.Identogo.com to register an appointment. The commission isn’t allowing any more testees to test unless a background check is completed beforehand. Let me repeat, YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT A BACKGROUND CHECK WITH YOUR APPLICATION. If you already submitted your application you will STILL need to do this background check in order to test. The background check will be sent electronically to the WVREC by Idetogo once it is completed so the form does NOT need to be mailed.

SUMMARY:

1) Make an appointment with Identogo by calling 855-766-7746 or using their website: http://www.Identogo.com

2) Complete this form: http://www.wvrec.org/APPLICANTBACKGROUNDCHECK.pdf and take it with you to your appointment

Spruce School of Real Estate prides itself on being your #1 West Virginia Real Estate School and we want to help with any confusion regarding this new addition to the paperwork in order to get your Real Estate License. We also would like to show some empathy about your anticipated deadlines potentially not being met for this November testing date. We understand as much as anyone when something beyond your control throws everything off and that is apparently becoming the case here with Identogo and the West Virginia Real Estate Commission not being on the same page when it came to getting everyone filed on time.

Good news is there’s always December, and what better gift to give yourself for Christmas than the potential for a new career? Spruce, taking pride as the premier West Virginia Real Estate School, will help any way we can in seeing you get your West Virginia Real Estate License and come December’s test, all of the communication breakdown between the WVREC and Identego should be resolved.

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  • Stephane

    This has been a very frustrating experience. Like many others that work full time & carry a full load with our children, taking the course and preparing for the test by the October deadline was stressful enough then to find out the week of the deadline that a background check is a MUST for the first time in real estate history was/is ridiculous. However, I made the appointment that week had the background check done and STILL can NOT test November 1! VERY FRUSTRATING as well as Disappointing. Now we are HOPEFULLY testing in December which starts Christmas holiday so we are probably looking at the first of the year to get started! UGH
    As a single mother, I have been looking forward to this opportunity to financially get ahead and NOW this! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR