All licensees must complete 18 hours for renewal (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023). Twelve of the 18 must be classroom and up to 6 hours may be obtained online. The Board will mandate 6 hours for the 2023 renewal regarding telehealth and social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Yelp) issues pertaining to the chiropractic scope of practice. Topics of discussion will include advertising, privacy issues, scheduling, and patient reviews. These hours will be specific for WV. Out of state licensees are exempt and must certify in writing that they did not practice chiropractic in the State of WV within the applicable reporting period.
West Virginia operates on a fiscal year, July 1 through June 30. All chiropractic licenses expire annually on June 30. All license renewal requirements are to be postmarked on or before July 1 of each year. Renewal requirements are as follows:
- Renewal Form (completed, signed, and dated)
- Continuing Education (18 Hours)
- Renewal Fee ($261 in-state; $130 out-of-state or retired)
- Annual Renewal Fee for PLLC and/or Corporation ($130)
The Executive Secretary of the Board will mail the renewal forms to the address on file prior to expiration date of license.
Proof of eighteen (18) continuing education hours taken between July 1 and June 30 of each year must be presented. The hours must be sponsored by an accredited chiropractic college. Twelve (12) of the required eighteen (18) MUST be classroom hours. The Board will permit up to six (6) online hours out of the required eighteen (18). The Board may require that six (6) of the eighteen (18) hours pertain to certain subjects, such as communicable diseases, first aid, sexual boundaries, record keeping and other subjects that the Board considers appropriate.
The programs shall be approved by the Board prior to presentation. The programs shall be conducted by a faculty member of a Board approved CCE or its successor school or college, unless otherwise approved by the Board. The Board, at its discretion, may also approve programs conducted by recognized authorities from fields other than chiropractic.
Newly graduated doctors of chiropractic who receive their initial license in the year of their graduation are exempt from the continuing education requirements; however, are required to meet all other aspects of license renewal.
When license renewal requirements are postmarked after July 1, the licensee will be subject to a late fee and after July 30, an additional reinstatement fee. After a lapse of two (2) years, a license may be issued or reinstated only after the former certificate holder, subsequent to the lapse, has fulfilled all other requirements of licensure as set forth in WV Code Section 30-16-15(e) and/or has passed the National Special Purposes Examination (SPEC) for Chiropractic.