West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Driver’s License Practice Exam Now Available for the iPad and iPhone

4/13/2010 CHARLESTON, W.Va.-Citizens interested in taking the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicle’s driver’s license practice exam can now download the test for free if they use an iPad, IPhone, or iPod Touch. 

The application was featured by Fast Company, a website and magazine focused on “uncovering best and ‘next’ practices,” and helping  “a new breed of leader work smarter and more effectively,” on their website (http://www.fastcompany.com/1608003/first-egovernmental-ipad-apps-hit-the-app-store) as one of the first “eGovernment” applications available for Apple’s new iPad device.

The application was developed at no cost to the Division of Motor Vehicles by West Virginia Interactive in conjunction with Wilbur Thaxton, DMV’s Manager of Information Services.  According to Joe Miller, Commissioner of the DMV, “The new mobile driver license practice exam provides an additional way for citizens to prepare to take their driver’s license exam without the need for a traditional desktop or laptop computer.”

Citizens who do not have access to one of these Apple devices can still take the practice exam online at http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Driver-Licenses/Pages/SampleTEst.aspx.

Additional information may be obtained by checking our website at www.dmv.wv.gov or by calling the DMV Call Center at 1-800-642-9066.

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Natalie D. Harvey