David Richardson
Dec 11, 2020, 4 min read

Need a State License for Locums? Here’s the inside scoop.

It’s possible to be confirmed for an assignment in a state where you do not yet hold a medical license. Our Licensing Team at Hayes Locums can assist you with applying for and renewing medical licenses.

Our team will prefill as much of your license application as possible. With your assistance, we will compile all the required documents and send your completed application to the licensing board on your behalf. Here are the 4 most important pieces of the licensing puzzle.

1.      Organize your documents.

Most state licensing boards will need copies of official documents such as diplomas, transcripts and certificates. Make sure you have paper copies or electronic versions of all your important records on hand.

2.     Your history matters.

Keeping a clear and accurate record of your education and work history will help your application process run more smoothly. As always, month/year format on your CV is preferred- and don’t forget to include all your locums assignments.

You’ll also be expected to disclose all information related to any disciplinary actions or malpractice cases in your past, and some states may require extensive documentation related to the cases.

3.     Multiple State License Options.

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact offers qualified physicians an expedited route to obtain licensure in participating states across the U.S. The compact currently includes 29 states.

4.    Requirements & Verifications

  • Fingerprinting is often required. We can assist in finding a location close by.
  • It is common for certain forms to require notarization. If you do not have a notary, we can help you locate one.
  • Many state licensing boards will ask for school transcripts and additional verifications. Our team will help facilitate the request for any records.

In addition to your Consultant, our Licensing Team is here to partner with you every step of the way. To help expedite your license, we will serve as your liaison and follow up with the medical boards. Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible; we will focus on your license application so that you can focus on your patients. 

By David Richardson

David Richardson is the Director of Customer Experience for Hayes Locums. He is responsible for leading, motivating and managing the External and Internal Credentialing, Licensing, Assignment Coordinators and Travel Customer Service teams to ensure the execution of efficient processes, compliance and credentialing expertise, and fostering relationships and partnerships with the sales organization.

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