The first step in the locums process is getting credentialed with Hayes Locums, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Here are six insider tips to help make credentialing more efficient. 

Tip No. 1: Get a head start.

If locum tenens is of interest to you, it is a great idea to start the credentialing process with Hayes Locums even before you have been confirmed to go on assignment. The process can be much smoother when you don’t have a strict timeline to follow.

Tip No 2: Match your CV and application.

Verify that your CV and application are identical, to help avoid any potential roadblocks due to mismatched information. Be sure to include your professional experience and explain gaps in your work history or other discrepancies.

Tip No. 3: Use standardized formatting for your CV.

Your CV is a very helpful resource when verifying your education and work history. It is recommended that you follow month/year formatting, which is a standard format for Credentialing Teams. Again, make sure that you provide an explanation for any gaps.

Tip No. 4: Identify your clinical scope of work.

Part of our application includes the completion of a clinical capabilities form. This procedures list helps identify your clinical scope of work and will help us match you to locums opportunities that align with your skill set and experience.

Tip No. 5: Deliver what’s needed for references.

It is best to provide up to date contact information, as this allows our teams to contact your references directly. Direct phone numbers and email addresses are preferable. It’s also helpful to contact your references in advance, so they know to expect a call.

Tip No. 6: Be prepared with required documents.

Make sure to keep all of your documents and certifications up to date. Your Consultant will provide you with a complete list of what is needed.

Diplomas and Certificates

We will need copies of your diplomas as well as residency and fellowship certificates, board certifications and DEA. Having electronic copies (photos or jpg.) is helpful. 


Depending on your history, all malpractice claims, suits, and settlements must be disclosed. 

Certificates of Insurance (COI)

The COI should include standard details such as dates of coverage, limits of coverage, plus details of limitations or exclusions.

Timing of the Credentialing Process

Credentialing typically takes up 1-2 months. Background checks, verifying employment history and licensure, and gathering other required information can be time consuming. Nonetheless, the process can be streamlined significantly if you follow these insider tips to keep things moving.

The Hayes Locums Credentialing Team is here to help. Our goal is to efficiently assist you through the credentialing process and move you one step closer to your assignment.

Have more questions about locum tenens? Let’s talk. Call 1-888-837-3172.