What you need to know about West Virginia medical license renewal and board certification
West Virginia Board of Medicine CME Requirements
State CME Requirements for West Virginia 50 total hours every 2 years ✔ 50 Category 1 Credits ✔ 3 Best Practices Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training ✔ 30 Hours in Area of Specialty.
The West Virginia Board of Medicine requires 50 Category 1 CME hours every two years. Of these hours, a minimum of 30 must relate to the physician's specialty, and a minimum of 3 hours in board approved hours on the subject of best practices prescribing of controlled substances and drug diversion training.
West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine CME Requirements
State CME Requirements for West Virginia 32 total hours every 2 years ✔ 16 AOA Category 1-A or 1-B Credits (Osteopathic) ✔ 3 Board Approved Courses (Licensees that prescribes, administers or dispenses controlled substances only).
The West Virginia Board of Osteopathy requires 32 CME hours every two years. Of these hours, 16 must be either AOA-approved Category 1-A or 1-B. Additionally, licensees are required to complete drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training. For licensees that prescribes, administers or dispenses controlled substances, 3 of the 32 hours must be earned through a board-approved course.
Some states are beginning to require that CME in certain subjects be earned only through specific Board-approved training programs. Clinicians should verify all information regarding licensure requirements with their state licensing board(s) to ensure that this activity is approved for state required CME credit.
Continuing Education requirements change often. We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.
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