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West Virginia Continuing Education Requirements

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West Virginia, also known as the “Mountain State,” is famously home to the Appalachian Mountains, which make their way through the heart of the state. Many believe that the mountain chain, which stretches from as far south as Georgia to as far north as Pennsylvania, is one of the oldest mountain formations in the world.

Built on coal country, the majority of West Virginia counties are considered rural areas, with more people living in several smaller towns spread out throughout the state instead of a single, larger city. When working as a nurse practitioner in a more rural area, you tend to see different opportunities and challenges than those working in big cities.

Researchers found that working in more rural areas can result in a more rewarding, life-long career path for some working in the nursing profession. When working in a rural area in general, you tend to get to know your patients and the local community better, resulting in longer career retention and focus on seeing your patients’ health improve. However, there are also downsides to working in a rural area, such as feeling isolated and having a lack of support. In more isolated areas, it can also be overwhelming at times being the sole provider and support system to a patient, which can lead to “burn out” on the job.

Whether you find the mountains calling you home or maybe you just want a change of pace from the hustle and bustle of a big city, working in West Virginia could be the right lifelong career path for you.

West Virginia Registered Nurse (RN)

West Virginia Requires
12 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
West Virginia requires
12 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

12 contact hours every annual renewal period. Licenses expire October 31 of each year.

Completion of the 12 contact hours of CE required annually for RN relicensure may be accomplished by:

  1. Completing 12 contact hours of CE from an approved CE provider; OR
  2. Completing 6 contact hours of CE from an approved CE provider which may include 2 contact hours of self-study and one of the following completed during the reporting period: A. National certification initially earned or in effect the entire reporting period; B. Completion of a nursing research project as principal investigator, co-investigator or project director; C. Published a nursing related article in a national nursing or healthcare journal; E. Participated as a clinical preceptor for at least one student or one new employee undergoing orientation and have one hundred-twenty hours of one-on-one relationship as a clinical preceptor during the reporting period; G. Completion of an approved nursing refresher or re-entry course.
Special Requirements

Each person licensed to practice registered professional nursing must:

  • complete 2hrs of CE for mental health conditions common to veterans and their families annually, and
  • complete 3 hours initially and then 1 hour thereafter annually of CE for best prescribing and drug diversion training if you prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances.
Required Courses
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West Virginia RN Board
Phone: 304-744-0900 Fax: 304-744-0600 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 90 MacCorkle Ave. SW, Suite 203
South Charleston  25303

West Virginia Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

West Virginia Requires
12 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
West Virginia requires
12 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

24 contact hours every 2 years.

Special Requirements
12 hours in pharmacotherapeutics related to licensee's scope of practice is required for prescriptive authority, and 12 hours in the clinical management of patients.
Required Courses
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West Virginia RN Board
Phone: 304-744-0900 Fax: 304-744-0600 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 90 MacCorkle Ave. SW, Suite 203
South Charleston  25303

West Virginia Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

West Virginia Requires
24 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
West Virginia requires
24 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
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Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2019
24 contact hours of continuing education and engage in 400 clock hours of LPN practice in each 2 year reporting period. Reporting of CE occurs on even years or every other license renewal period.
Special Requirements
Two (2) contact hours in end-of-life care, including pain management, will be required to report those hours: (1) at their first licensure renewal when CE is required; or, (2) at the time of reinstatement of a lapsed or inactive license.
Required Courses
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West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
Phone: 304-558-3572 Fax: 304-558-4367 Website: Visit Site Address: 101 Dee Drive Suite 100
Charleston  25311

West Virginia Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2019
CEs not required.
paid employment as a nurse aide is eight hours within the previous two year period.
Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification
Phone: 304-558-0050 Fax: 304-558-1442 Website: Visit Site Address: 408 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston  25301

West Virginia Physical Therapist (PT)

West Virginia Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
West Virginia requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapy assistants must obtain 24 WV Board approved CE hours biennially.   Your board does not accept courses from CEUFast at this time. 
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WV Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 304-558-0367 Fax: 304-558-0369 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2 Players Club Drive, Suite 102
Charleston  25311

West Virginia Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

West Virginia Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
West Virginia requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapy assistants must obtain 24 WV Board approved CE hours biennially.   Your board does not accept courses from CEUFast at this time. 
Get one year unlimited PTA CEUs $30
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WV Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 304-558-0367 Fax: 304-558-0369 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2 Players Club Drive, Suite 102
Charleston  25311

West Virginia Occupational Therapist (OT)

West Virginia Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
West Virginia requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Occupational Therapists are required to complete a minimum of 24 contact hours of continuing education and competency activities during the 2 year period preceding the application for renewal. 
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West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 304-285-3150 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 1063 Maple Dr., Suite 4B
Morgantown  26505

West Virginia Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

West Virginia Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
West Virginia requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational Therapy Assistants are required to complete a minimum of 24 contact hours of continuing education and competency activities during the 2 year period preceding the application for renewal. 
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 304-285-3150 Email: Contact Address: 1063 Maple Dr., Suite 4B
Morgantown  26505

West Virginia Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

West Virginia Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
West Virginia requires
50 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Renewal of registration shall be completed biennially. 

*The BOC requires 50 CEUs, which must include at least 10 Evidence Based Practice (EBP) CEUs.  One (1) CEU is equivalent to one (1) contact hour. The certification maintenance period expired 12/31 of odd-numbered years
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West Virginia board of Physical Therpay
Phone: 304-558-0367 Fax: 304-558-0369 Website: Visit Site Address: 2 Players Club Drive
Suite 102
Charleston  25311