Obtaining Your West Virginia Nursing License

WV BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES

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101 Dee Drive, Suite 102
Charleston, WV  25311-1620
TEL:  304-558-3596 FAX:   304-558-3666

http://www.wvrnboard.com/

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$100.00

Approx 5-10 business days upon receipt of all required docs – valid for 180 days (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Temp Fee

$25.00

 

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application - Notarized

Yes

Yes

2X2 Photo – signature on bottom

Yes

Yes

Verification of current active license

Yes

Yes

Verification of original state license             

No

Yes

*Application will be abandoned after 6 months if not complete, and a new application must be submitted

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely renewal   

$65.00

24 hours – renew online

Reinstatement

$115.00

Approx 7-10 business days – may renew online

Additional Info

  • All licenses expire Oct 31st of each year regardless of issue date
  • Licensed before Nov 1, 2012 – required to complete 12 hours of CE including 3 hrs related to Substance Abuse unless exempt
  • Licensed on or after Nov 1, 2012 – required to complete 3 hrs related to Substance Abuse unless exempt

Online Renewal
http://www.wvrnboard.com/default2.asp?active_page_id=119

Online Reinstatement
http://www.wvrnboard.wv.gov/licensing/Pages/default.aspx

Verify a WV license
https://apps.wv.gov/Nursing/RNSearch/

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address