Office Of Labatory Services

CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN AND
SCIENTIST LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

 

Licensure Source Verification Lookup

 


The West Virginia Division of Health Legislative Rule governing Clinical Laboratory Technician and Scientist Licensure and Certification 64 CSR 57 was updated effective June 1, 2017.

The rule covers laboratories performing clinical laboratory testing of moderate or high complexity as defined by CLIA-88, and states that "No person will perform any clinical laboratory practitioner's tasks in West Virginia except as specified in this rule, unless the person is licensed by the secretary (of West Virginia DHHR) as a clinical laboratory practitioner."  This means that moderate and high complexity testing personnel must be licensed through this office to legally test clinical samples.

 

TO OBTAIN A TRAINEE LICENSE:

1.    Complete the Trainee Application and submit it to the address below.

2.    Your signature and your supervisor’s signature are required.

3.    There is no fee for the trainee license.

 

TO OBTAIN AN INITIAL LICENSE:

1.    Complete the Laboratory Personnel Qualification Appraisal and Application for Licensure and submit it to the address below along with the following.

2.    You must provide all supporting documentation:

a.    Copy of High School Diploma/GED (unless you’re submitting a higher applicable degree).

b.    Copy of diploma for degree.

c.    Copy of board certification (certificate or current membership card).

d.    Job description, if currently employed.

3.    Your signature and your director’s signature (if currently employed) are required.

4.    Check for $25.00 annual fee.

 

TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE USING THE PAPER RENEWAL FORM:

1.    Complete the paper renewal form that was mailed to your home OR complete the Renewal Application Form.  Then submit it to the address below with the following. 

2.    10 contact hours of continuing education is required.  Provide this information on page 2 of the application.  If needed, continuing education courses can be ordered at /labservices/training/index.cfm.

3.    Your signature and your supervisor’s signature are required.

4.    Check for $25.00 annual fee.

 

TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE ON-LINE:

1.    Complete the on-line Application For Renewal Of License For Clinical Laboratory Practitioner.

2.    10 contact hours of continuing education is required.  Provide this information on the online application.  If needed, continuing education courses can be ordered at /labservices/training/index.cfm.

3.    Pay the $25.00 annual fee and a minimal convenience fee using a credit card.

 

 

PENALTY AND SPECIAL HANDLING FEES:

PENALTY FEES

Late Fee – Renewal Post Marked After Due Date

$10

Replacement License

$20

Reinstatement of Lapsed License

$20

Same Day (within 24 hours) License Processing and Issuance

$35

Non-licensed or Lapsed License Testing Personnel Found During Inspection

$100

SPECIAL HANDLING

Issuing Official Licensure Source Verification

$10

Practitioner License(s) Mailed to Laboratory Management in Lieu of the Licensee Home Address (charge per license)

$10

Example: Expired license with same day processing = $25 license fee + $10 late fee + $20 lapsed license fee + $ 35 same day fee = Total Due $90.

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

·         Renewal applications will be mailed to the licensee's home address 6-8 weeks before the expiration date.  If the facility has paid the additional special handling fee, the renewal applications will be mailed to the facility instead.

·         Keep your mailing address current.  Notify the WVOLS licensure section of any changes.

·         Incomplete applications will not be processed until all information is provided.

·         Applications will not be processed unless all applicable fees have been paid.

·         Allow 2 weeks from receipt for your application to be processed.

·         We will audit a random number of licensees each year to verify the continuing education activities and may request legible, qualifying documentation.

 

 

PAY ADDITIONAL FEES OWED:

Any additional fees should be paid with your license renewal.  This link is ONLY for paying additional fees, using a credit card, that were not paid at the time of licensure renewal.  This link is only to be used at the direction of an OLS licensure employee.

Pay Additional Fees




CONTACT INFORMATION

Submit Licensure Applications to:

WV Office of Laboratory Services

Personnel Licensure

167 11th Avenue

South Charleston, WV 25303

Personnel Licensure
Kwanii Brown
Kwanii.brown@wv.gov
Ph. 304-558-3530 x2105
Fx. 304-558-2006


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