D.O. Application Process

You may access the online application for license to practice medicine by using the Continue button at the bottom of the page. With the application, you will also need to:

  • arrange for your National Board Scores to be sent directly to the Board office from the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners in Illinois (1-773-714-0622)
  • mail or upload a copy of your Medical School Diploma
  • download a Medical School Verification form
    • fill in the top portion with the pertinent information
    • copy and forward it to each medical school you have attended for them to complete and return to our office
  • download a Postgraduate Education Verification form
    • fill in the top portion with the pertinent information
    • copy and forward it to each hospital where you participated in any postgraduate training program for them to complete and return to our office
    • provide documentation of completion of the first year of postdoctoral training (copy of intern certificate or letter from Director of Medical Education of program)
      • one year of clinical training must be in a program approved by the American Osteopathic Association, which may also include a program approved under the Association's Resolution 42 procedure; OR
      • postgraduate clinical training in a program approved by the ACGME and 40 hours of CME in osteopathic medicine with osteopathic manipulative treatment in courses approved, and classified as category 1A by the AOA (with at least 25% of those hours on hands-on osteopathic manipulation)
  • download a License Verification form
    • fill in the top portion with the pertinent information
    • copy and forward it to all states in which you are or have been licensed for them to complete and return to our office
  • mail or upload documentation of name change (e.g. marriage certificate or divorce papers)
    • Note: If your name has changed, and any of your licensure documentation (internship certificate, medical school diploma, other licensure certificates, etc.) shows a different name, you will need to provide documentation of this change (e.g. marriage certificate or divorce papers).
  • mail or upload a Malpractice Liability Claims form(s)
  • upload a recent (within 60 days) passport quality color photograph
  • submit a $400.00 application fee
  • submit a processing fee that is 2.25% of the total fee
  • Effective July 1, 2017 any new applicant must obtain a criminal background check. Pursuant to West Virginia Code § 24 CSR 2-3.3.j. Present to one of the 31 IdentoGO Centers in West Virginia www.identogo.com or MorphoTrust in South Charleston, West Virginia. Advise them the reports are to be sent to WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine. The cost will be $44.50.

Upon the completion of the application file, the applicant will be notified to schedule a face to face interview with one of our Board Members. Our Board Members are located throughout West Virginia in Charleston, Vienna, and Weirton for the applicant's convenience.

Important Notice:

Prior to your license being approved, please pay the Patient Care Injury Fund Assessment, $125.00 plus processing fee. This new assessment was approved by the 2016 West Virginia State Legislature and will be required for each license issued from now until June 30, 2019. NONE of this money will be deposited in the WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine's Fund. This is a state-mandated assessment.

There is a link to the Assessment form on the receipt page or you may find a link on the home page on the left hand side under the Osteopathic Physicians section listed as PICF Assessment.

Click here to login and continue your saved application.