Application & Credentialing

At NeuroLocums we value your time and strive to keep you focused on what you do best… practicing medicine. Our short application process requests only the most important information to get us started on primary sourcing and preparing your credentialing file.

After you have completed our application and sent in your supporting documents, our team of credentialing specialists will pre-populate any hospital and/or state licensing board applications required for your assignment. A copy of the applications will be sent to you for review with instructions on how to complete it for submittal.

Our credentialing specialists will provide accurate and up-to-date status reports throughout the process – so you are continuously informed about the credentialing and/or licensing status.


NeuroLocums offers comprehensive medical licensure services for our temporary physicians and clinicians. We handle the documentation and verification process, and our licensing experts act as liaisons between physicians or providers, state boards, and various third-party offices that must be contacted during the application process.

State Licenses

Applying for Medical Licensure

When first applying for a medical license it can seem overwhelming, however, if you have a better understanding of the process, documents required, and timelines, it can be a more straightforward process. *Keep in mind each state has their own requirements.

Medical Board timeframes

Although most state licensing boards can issue licensure anywhere from 8 -10 weeks from a completed application, some states can take up to 4-6 months. Most medical boards require that the application go before a board meeting prior to approving a permanent state license. Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Texas are states where the process is lengthier and more difficult.

Boards That Require a Personal Interview

Outside of any unique circumstances these are the states that require a personal interview:

  • Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Vermont, and West Virginia.

FCVS Required – Federation Credentials Verification Service

FCVS is a lifetime file of primary-source verified credentials – allowing easy and cost-effective access to medical credentials whenever they are needed. See more on this here

  • Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada (DO), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Texas.

Controlled Substance Permit Required States

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, DC, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC)
The IMLC is an agreement between 24 states and 1 territory and the 31 Medical and Osteopathic Boards in those states and territory. Under this agreement licensed physicians can qualify to practice medicine across state lines within the Compact if they meet the agreed upon eligibility requirements. Approximately 80% of physicians meet the criteria for licensure through the IMLC.

The Application process is expedited by leveraging the physicians existing information previously submitted in their state of principal license (SPL). The SPL will verify the physicians information and conduct a fresh background check. Once qualified the Physician may select any number of Compact states for which they desire to practice.

Our team of licensing experts is well versed in this application process and will assist you in determining your eligibility as well as completing the application process.

What You Need to Know About IMLC (PDF)

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An active DEA license is required for most Locum Tenens assignments.  Our licensing experts will work with you to obtain, renew or transfer your DEA for every assignment scheduled through us. A second DEA license is NOT required to provide locum tenens coverage, but it is recommended for any physician that provides regular locums coverage in order to avoid delays in activation from one site to the next. The standard turn-around time for registration changes is 7-10 days.

CAQH Integration

CAQH ProView is the healthcare industry’s premier resource for self-reporting professional and practice information to health plans and other healthcare organizations. Many physicians are unaware of this system and/or their participation in it.  Medical Staff Offices across the country have elected to enroll their providers in this system to house all their credentialing items in one, safe and secure site.

Our teams familiarity with the CAQH On-line tools/System allows us to access and navigate accounts already setup as well as create accounts for those providers yet to enroll.  Once completed, the access to all your credentialing information will be at your fingertips with only a login and password to retrieve it for any future use.

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Travel & Housing

Our world class travel team will provide concierge-like service for all physician travel needs.  That includes booking flights and rental cars and lining up a place for providers to stay. For shorter assignments, you can generally expect to stay in a hotel near the facility. For longer assignments, an extended stay apartment or home may be provided.

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