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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
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West Virginia requires
12 hours Every year
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Registered nurses are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education during each 2 (two) year renewal period from an approved CE provider. RN license renewal occurs every other year in even years. The current RN license renewal period started 11-1-2022 and expires in 2024 with the RN license expiration date.

Special Requirements
Also, a requirement of 3 contact hours of CE for drug diversion training, best-practice prescribing of controlled substances training and training on prescribing and administration of an opioid antagonist if the RN will prescribe, administer, or dispense controlled substances, must be completed within 1 year of receiving his or her initial license from the Board.
Required Courses
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West Virginia RN Board
Phone: 304-744-0900 Fax: 304-744-0600 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 5001 MacCorkle Ave, SW
South Charleston, WV  25309

West Virginia Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

West Virginia Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
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West Virginia requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

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.

Pursuant to WV Code 30-1-7a each person licensed to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse shall
complete 3 contact hours initially of CE for drug diversion training, best-practice prescribing of controlled substances training, and training on prescribing and administration of an opioid antagonist if they prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances, within one year of receiving his or her initial license from the Board.

Per WV Code 30-1-7a et. seq., the annual drug diversion training, best-practice prescribing of controlled substances training and training on prescribing and administration of an opioid antagonist, and the mental health conditions common to veterans and their families CE is no longer required.
Required Courses
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West Virginia RN Board
Phone: 304-744-0900 Fax: 304-744-0600 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 5001 MacCorkle Ave, SW
South Charleston, WV  25309

West Virginia Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

West Virginia Requires
24 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
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West Virginia requires
24 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Monday, February 19, 2024
LPNs in West Virginia are required to complete a total of 24 contact hours of CE and be employed as a practical nurse for 400 clock hours during each two (2) year reporting period to be eligible to renew their LPN license. 
Special Requirements
  • Must complete a one-time requirement of two (2) contact hours in end-of-life care, including pain management; must be reported with their CE during their first renewal or at the time of reinstatement. 
  • Must complete three (3) contact hours on the subject of substance abuse; must be completed during each subsequent reporting period. 
  • Must complete two (2) contact hours on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans; must be completed during each subsequent reporting period. 
Required Courses
Complete all West Virginia Required LPN CEs
$39
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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 Email: Contact Address: 101 Dee Drive Suite 100
Charleston  25311

West Virginia Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, January 25, 2024
CEs not required.
Paid employment as a nurse aide is eight hours within the previous two year period.

No continuing education is required for renewal. Please check with your facility/employer to ensure CEUFast courses are accepted. 
Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification
Phone: 304-558-0050 Fax: 304-558-1442 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact 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: Monday, January 15, 2024
 All Licensees must complete 24 hours of WV-approved CE Courses within a 2-year licensing period. This board’s CE requirements are listed in Legislative Rule 16.1.10 found within the Rules and Laws section. Per our CE Guidelines, courses sponsoered by the APTA, WVPTA, BOC and any CAPTE credited school are automatically approved by this board and are not required to be submitted for review.

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Complete all West Virginia Required PT CEs
$39
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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: Monday, January 15, 2024
 All Licensees must complete 24 hours of WV-approved CE Courses within a 2-year licensing period. This board’s CE requirements are listed in Legislative Rule 16.1.10 found within the Rules and Laws section. Per our CE Guidelines, courses sponsoered by the APTA, WVPTA, BOC and any CAPTE credited school are automatically approved by this board and are not required to be submitted for review.

**CEUFast is a BOC provider # P10067
Complete all West Virginia Required PTA CEs
$39
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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: Thursday, October 19, 2023
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. 
Complete all West Virginia Required OT CEs
$39
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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: Thursday, October 19, 2023
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. 
Complete all West Virginia Required OTA CEs
$39
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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: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
All licensees desiring to remain “active” and in good standing must complete 50 units of board-approved continuing education within the two-year licensing period

Courses approved by the BOC are approved by the board.  CEUFast is an approved provider by the BOC
Complete all West Virginia Required AT CEs
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West Virginia board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 304-558-0367 Fax: 304-558-0369 Website: Visit Site Address: 2 Players Club Drive
Suite 102
Charleston  25311

West Virginia Respiratory Therapist (RT)

West Virginia Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
West Virginia requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Monday, January 1, 2024
You are required to obtain 20 CEU’s from 10/1 of one even year thru 9/30 of the next even year (Example: 10/1/14 thru 9/30/16) This is called a 24 month accrual period. You can report the CEU’s online at any time, attaching documentation or mail the documents. All CEU's should be entered on the Continuing Education page or received by the office before you submit your Renewal Application during November or December of the even year endings.
Special Requirements
You must renew your license each year in November or December, but your CEU's are due on the even years ending (2024).
Complete all West Virginia Required RT CEs
$39
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WV Board of Respiratory Care
Phone: 304-558-1382 Fax: 304-558-1383 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 106 Dee Drive, Suite 1
Charleston  25311

West Virginia Medical Assistant (MA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
CEs not required.
Medical assistants in West Virginia are not required to hold a state license. 
WV State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
Phone: 304-558-3572 Address: 101 Dee Drive Suite 100
Charleston  25311