Educational Permit Renewal

2022 Educational Permit Renewal

All graduate medical training participants must hold either a West Virginia medical license or an educational permit. An educational permit is not a license to practice medicine and surgery. All current educational permits expire at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Residents and fellows who plan to continue training in West Virginia after June 30, 2022 and who do not receive a medical license by May 16, 2022, must complete the permit renewal process to continue in graduate medical training after June 30, 2022. The Board strongly encourages early renewal.

Permit holders are eligible to renew if they are in good standing and remain under contract in their current graduate medical education program. Physicians who are not continuing in training after June 30, 2022 do not need to take any action.

The renewal application is similar to the initial permit application. The renewal applicant must complete Section A, and the program must complete Section B. Please mail your original renewal application early enough that it arrives at the Board office before the renewal deadline of 4:30 pm on June 30, 2022. 

The renewal application fee is $100.  Please do not include the renewal application fee with the application. The West Virginia Board of Medicine accepts online credit card payments for all fees.  Upon receipt of the renewal application, the Board will send payment instructions via email.  Your application is incomplete until payment of the renewal application fee is received.

For additional information regarding educational permit renewal, please review the Board’s Educational Permit Renewal FAQs.


Educational Permit Renewal Application