West Virginia Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements for Licensure Registration

Credit amount:
  • For MDs, West Virginia requires 50 Category 1 CME hours per licensure cycle.
  • For DOs, West Virginia requires 32 CME hours per licensure cycle, 16 hours of which must be AOA Category 1A or 1B CME.
CME/Year: 50
Hours/Year: 25
Licensure cycle: 2 years
Equivalent Certificates: AMA PRA
  • For MDs, 30 CME hours in physician’s area or areas of specialty, as well as 3-hour board-approved CME in drug diversion training and best-practice prescribing of controlled substances.
  • For DOs, 3-hour board-approved CME on the topic of controlled substances is required for any licensee who has prescribed, administered or dispensed a controlled substance during the last two-year licensing period.

One-time requirement for two credits in end-of-life care, and pain management, and 30 credits for physician's designated specialty

Learn about West Virginia’s governing bodies for CME

The West Virginia Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of West Virginia are West Virginia’s governing bodies for CME and medical license requirements.

Additional information can be found on their website which includes information pertaining to basic requirements, educational requirements, frequently asked questions, requests for license verification, and more.

All information from Federation of State Medical Boards is subjected to change. It should be verified independently.


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