West Virginia Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

Meet your West Virginia nursing CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

5 Mandatory Hours
19 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours

Here's what you need to renew your West Virginia Nursing license.

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Nursing licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

West Virginia Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 24
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 06/30/2023
Next Education Due Date: 06/30/2023

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:


Pharmacotherapeutics – 12 contact hours every 2-year renewal period; 8 contact hours may be used for renewal/reinstatement of Limited Prescriptive Authority.


Clinical Management of Patients – 12 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.


Must complete best prescribing and Drug Diversion training 3 hrs initially and 1 hour each year thereafter. 


Must complete 2 hours of Menal Health continuing education annually. These hours can be used for the 12 hour total required in 19CSR11. 

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: We will report your hours electronically to CEBroker within one business day.  CEBroker is the official CE tracking system for your state licensing board.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Phone: 3047440900
Fax: 3047440600
Address: 90 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Suite 203 Charleston, 25303

West Virginia Nursing: RN

Total Hours Required: 12
Mandatory Hours: 4
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 10/31/2022
Next Education Due Date: 10/31/2022

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

Mental Health Conditions Common to Veterans and Their Family Members – 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period. 

Additional requirement for RNs prescribing, administering, or dispensing controlled substances:
Drug Diversion and Safe Prescribing Practices – 3 contact hours initially and 1 contact hour thereafter every 1-year renewal period.  

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: We will report your hours electronically to CEBroker within one business day.  CEBroker is the official CE tracking system for your state licensing board.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Phone: 3047440900
Fax: 3047440600
Address: 90 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Suite 203 Charleston, 25303

West Virginia Nursing: LVN-LPN

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 5
Elective Hours: 19
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 06/30/2022
Next Education Due Date: 06/30/2022

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:


Mental Health Conditions Common to Veterans and Their Family Members – 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period. 

LPNs should contact their own governing agency:

Name: West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
Phone: (877) 558-5767
Fax: (304) 558-4367
Website: http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us/
Address: 101 Dee Drive, Suite 100, Charleston WV, 25311


Chemical Dependency/Substance Use Disorders – 3 contact hours every 2-year renewal period. 


End-of-Life Care – 2 contact hours; 1-time requirement.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: We will report your hours electronically to CEBroker within one business day.  CEBroker is the official CE tracking system for your state licensing board.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Phone: 3047440900
Fax: 3047440600
Address: 90 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Suite 203 Charleston, 25303

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.