WVC 29 - 22 B- 508
§29-22B-508. Commission action on applications.
(a) The commission may not issue any license until after the
background investigations are concluded. This provision shall not
apply to an application for renewal of a license except to the
extent background investigations are required of an applicant for
renewal of a license in legislative rules of the commission.
(b) The commission shall make an affirmative determination
that the applicant is qualified and that the applicable license
fees have been paid prior to issuing any license.