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Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College will offer a Real Estate Pre-License 90 hour course beginning July 30, 2009.

This workshop provides the 90 hours of instruction required by the West Virginia Real Estate Commission prior to sitting for the WV Real Estate Salesperson Exam. The course includes: real estate principles and practice, real estate law, real estate finance, and real estate appraisal. Students must successfully complete this course in order to apply to the WV Real Estate Commission to take the state Salesperson Exam.

Joe Miller, President of Old Colony Realtors, will be the instructor for this course. He brings over 34 years of practical experience, both as a salesperson and as a broker, to the classroom and has been active in local and national real estate organizations. He currently supervises real estate agents in Kanawha, Putnam, and Jackson Counties. He also holds the following certifications: Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR).

This workshop is scheduled for July 30th through September 12th, 2009. The classes will meet Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Fridays, 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All classes will be held in Room 112 of Cole Complex, Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, located in Institute, West Virginia. This course completes in time for the West Virginia Real Estate Exam on October 9th.

The registration fee is $495, which provides 90 hours of instruction, parking, textbook, study guide, and on-line study questions. This course has been approved for the West Virginia Higher Education Adult Part Time Student (HEAPS) Grant Program. Funding is based upon economic need and availability of remaining funds. Call immediately for information and HEAPS application if you think you may be eligible.

Register on-line at, (select Workshops and Seminars). You may also call 304-766-5113 or e-mail to register. Members of Charleston Area Alliance, South Charleston Chamber of Commerce, or Putnam Chamber of Commerce receive a five percent discount. For information on other programs offered by the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, visit our web site at


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