West Virginia Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

West Virginia Physician Assistants

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a jointly accredited provider, NetCE is authorized to award Category 1 CME Credit to physician assistants certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

The West Virginia Board of Medicine accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention West Virginia Physician Assistants: To assist the West Virginia Board of Medicine in relieving regulatory burdens on practitioners who are responding to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Governor has suspended certain provisions of the Medical Practice Act to give the Board flexibility regarding license expiration and renewal during the current State of Emergency. This has allowed the Board to extend the expiration date of all licenses, permits, registrations, and authorizations which are scheduled to expire between now and June 30, 2020. Renewal for all such credentials will begin as scheduled on May 6, 2020, but will also be extended until September 30, 2020. For more information, please visit https://wvbom.wv.gov/article.asp?ty=CT-TS&action2=showArticle&id=76.

PAs are required 100 hours every two years, 50 of which must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, and must maintain current NCCPA certification. A minimum of 3 hours must be Board-approved continuing education on drug diversion and best practice prescribing of controlled substances every renewal.

OPAs are required 100 hours every two years, 50 of which must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or AOA Category 1 Credit.* A minimum of 3 hours must be Board-approved continuing education on drug diversion and best practice prescribing of controlled substances every renewal.

*NetCE awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

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For More Information

Please contact the West Virginia Board of Medicine at (304) 558-2921 or the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine at (304) 558-6095. For additional information regarding your continuing education visit https://wvbom.wv.gov/PACME2018.asp- PAs, or https://www.wvbdosteo.org/- OPAs.