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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 30 - 1 - 6 B §30-1-6b. Licensure, certification or registration of persons and spouses of persons on military active duty outside this state; extension of licenses or registration; waiver of certain license, certification or registration requirements.

     (a) During periods when the licensee, certificate holder or registrant is on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard of this state or any other state, or any other military reserve component and deployed outside of this state, and for six months after discharge from active duty, the license, certification or registration of a person regulated by a board in this chapter shall continue in good standing and shall be renewed without payment of any dues or fees for the maintenance or renewal of the license, certification or registration, and without meeting continuing education requirements for the license, certification or registration, when circumstances associated with military duty prevent the individual from obtaining the required continuing education.

     (b) The licensee shall submit a waiver request to the appropriate board, informing the board of circumstances which include, but are not limited to, deployment outside of the United States or in any combat area and verify that the individual performs the licensed, certified or registered profession or occupation as part of his or her military duties as annotated in Defense Department Form 214 (DD214).

     (c) During periods when the licensee, certificate holder or registrant is accompanying his or her spouse who is on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard of this state or any other state or any other military reserve component and deployed outside of this state, and for six months after discharge from active duty, the license, certification or registration of that person regulated by a board referred to in this chapter, shall continue in good standing and shall be renewed without payment of any dues or fees for the maintenance or renewal of the license, certification or registration, and without meeting continuing education requirements for the license certification or registration when circumstances associated with accompanying a spouse on military duty prevent the individual from obtaining the required continuing education.

     (d) The licensee shall submit a waiver request to the appropriate board informing the board of these circumstances which include, but are not limited to, deployment outside of the United States or in any combat area.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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