Mocingbird's research team has verified and validated with the West Virginia Board of Medicine with the most up-to-date CME requirements for medical doctors. Here is a quick summary of things you must know: 

License Renewal Cycle Time for West Virginia (MDs)

  • West Virginia state licenses for MDs must be renewed every 2 years.
    • Example: If you last renewed your license on June 30th, 2020, you must renew again on June 30th, 2022.
  • The license renewal cycle and requirements are NOT the same for MDs and DOs.

Board Rule Checklist: State of West Virginia (MDs)

  • There are 4 ways to renew your state license:
  1. Classic CME
    • Complete 50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME
      • Due: Every 2 years at license renewal 
    • Of the 50 hours, complete 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME in area(s) of specialty
      • Due: Every 2 years at license renewal
  2. ABMS Certification/Recertification Exam
    • Sit for and pass a certification or recertification examination of an ABMS member board and receive certification or recertification during the relevant reporting period
      • Due: Every 2 years at license renewal
  3. Active Participation in MOC
    • Successfully participate in maintenance of certification (MOC) through an ABMS member board during the relevant reporting period
      • Due: Every 2 years at license renewal
  4. One Full Year of ACGME Approved Training
    • Successfully complete one full year of ACGME approved postgraduate training during the reporting period
      • Due: Every 2 years at license renewal

Special Rule for West Virginia

  1. Drug Diversion Training and Best Practice Prescribing of Controlled Substances Training CME: Physicians who have prescribed, administered, or dispensed any controlled substance must complete 3-hours of Board-approved AMA PRA Category 1 CME in drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training
    • Due: Every 2 years at license renewal
    • Note: A physician who has not prescribed any controlled substances pursuant to a West Virginia license during the reporting period may seek a waiver of this requirement by attesting on the renewal application that he or she has not prescribed, administered or dispensed any controlled substances pursuant to a West Virginia license.
    • Please check your Mocingbird account for a list of CME courses to satisfy this requirement.
  2. Precepting hours: You may earn 1 credit for every hour of precepting or teaching medical students, up to a maximum of 20 hours per renewal cycle. These credits will count towards the 50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME under “Classic CME” option for renewal.

For more detailed information, please visit the West Virginia Board of Medicine website

*Requirements are subject to change. Please refer to your Mocingbird account for the most up-to-date accurate information.*


To view customized tasks regarding your WV license requirements, sign in to your Mocingbird profile and your virtual assistant has already created your upcoming task list.

Don’t have a Mocingbird account yet? Sign up for your free trial today at mocingbird.com

Drop us a note if you are interested in partnering up with us. Complete this contact form and our team will reach out with a free CME process consultation for your organization.