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Lapsed License Report

Renewal season ended on 10/31/2017 - if you have not renewed your license, it will have lapsed and you will need to fill out an Onlin e RN License  Reinstatement form. To confirm, check the Verification link at the top of the page to see if you have lapsed.


WV RN Board license applications

Your NPI number is required for the prescriptive authority application.
If you do not know your NPI number you may use the following link to look it up




FREQUENTLY ASKED LICENSING QUESTIONS:

When are the license renewal periods?

The renewal periods for RN and APRN/RXA are as follows:

APRN licenses and RXA privilege: 
All APRN licenses and RXA privileges expire June 30 of every odd year. The APRN/RXA renewal period for 2017 will begin May 1, 2017 and end June 30, 2017.

RN licenses:
All currently active West Virginia RN Licenses expire October 31 of each year. The renewal period will begin September 5 2017, and you must renew your license by October 31 or your RN license will lapse.


I do not yet have my US Social Security number. How can I renew?
All foreign nurses are issued a temporary SSN placeholder by us. If you did not have your Social Security number at the time you were licensed you will need to contact us to get the placeholder SSN so you can fill out the renewal form. Please contact our office at 304-744-0900 and ask to be given your placeholder SSN. 


What will happen if I don't renew my license by its expiration date?
Your RN license will lapse and you will not be able to practice nursing in this state. Additionally, APRN licenses and RXA privileges depend on having an active RN license in this state. If you have an APRN license or RXA privileges in this state then they will automatically lapse as well, 


What are the educational requirements for renewing my WV RN and APRN licenses?


I received an error message after entering my license number to renew.

Please call us at 304-744-0900 or email John.R.Jarvis@wv.gov.


I think I was charged twice for an online renewal. What now?

Please call us at 304-744-0900 or email rnboard@wv.gov.


My credit card was declined, but there was plenty of available credit.

Please call your financial institution, as they will have details as to why the transaction may have failed.


My debit card was declined, but there were sufficient funds in the account.

Please call your financial institution, as they will have details as to why the transaction may have failed.



 

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