PT/PTA | Renewal Information
RENEWAL PERIOD FOR 2019 HAS ENDED. LICENSES NOT RENEWED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE OF 12/31/2019 HAVE NOW LAPSED. PLEASE SEE THE INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATION FOR LATE RENEWAL LINKED BELOW.
Renewals begin October 1 and end December 31 in the year your license is due to expire. There is no grace period for renewals. Licenses not renewed on or before December 31 will automatically become lapsed, and employers will be notified. You must not be working as a PT/PTA in West Virginia without having a current ACTIVE license.
CONTACT INFORMATION – Any change in personal/employer information must be submitted prior to renewing online by forwarding the updated information to our office via email. Please do not wait until your license is due to renew.
CONTINUING EDUCATION – All licensees desiring to remain active and in good standing must complete 24 hours of WV board approved CEs within the 2 year licensing period. Do not send proof of CE compliance unless you are notified by the board that you have been chosen for a random audit.
Our office does not mail a copy of your license when it is renewed online. You are responsible for printing your license from your account within 90 days of renewal. After 90 days, the license is no longer available to print, and you must mail the replacement document request form (linked below) to our office with a $5.00 check or money order. Our office will then mail the license to your preferred address.
Licensee Account Login
Username: First letter of first name with full last name (no spaces)
Password: Last four digits of SSN
Username is generated as the name you applied with for initial licensure.
Please email our office if you cannot log in with this information.
Late Renewal Application for PT
Late Renewal Application for PTA
Emergency & Temporary Absence Form
You are required to complete this form for any emergency or temporary absences. This form must be submitted via mail with your biennial renewal form and fee.
*Why is no grace period given for renewals?
Per legislative rule §30-20-15, “If a license is not renewed when due, then the board shall automatically place the licensee on delinquent status.”
This board allows three months for renewal season and provides each licensee with courtesy renewal reminders via mail and email within the first week. It is your responsibility to submit any contact information changes to our office as they occur. If you have not updated our office with those changes, your courtesy reminders cannot be delivered to you. Please see question number 9 from the FAQ tab for further explanation of the law regarding this issue.
Rule §30-20-18 (b) also states: “Any person regulated by the article shall conspicuously display his or her license or permit at his or her principal business location.” Your license boldly states the expiration date so that you may easily reference this information at any time.