Apply for a Physician Temporary License

Here are the forms, requirements, and next steps to apply for a Physician Temporary License

There are four categories of temporary licensure:

  • A temporary faculty license is for a physician with a faculty appointment at a medical school in Massachusetts which is affiliated with a hospital, primarily for teaching.
  • A temporary license for physician coverage (locum tenens) which allows a physician to substitute for another physician for a period of up to three months.
  • A temporary CME license is for a physician to attend a course of medical education in Massachusetts.
  • A short term faculty license is for a physician who has a short term faculty appointment at a medical school in Massachusetts which is affiliated with a hospital for a period of 30 days.

A physician applying for a temporary faculty license or a temporary CME license must hold a full license in another state or territory or in the District of Columbia or in another country. A physician applying for a temporary license for physician coverage must hold a full license in another state or territory. A temporary license is not an interim license while a full license is in process or for participating in residency or fellowship training.

Fee for a Temporary License:  $250.00

For a description of license requirements and fees, see Licensing Fees and General Information.

Application Kit for Temporary License

pplicants should download or print the Application Kit—it contains all the necessary documents.

Please read the instructions carefully before completing your application.

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Application Documents

The application documents are also available in Word format.  IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO USE THE KIT, THEN YOU MUST DOWNLOAD OR PRINT ALL THE DOCUMENTS BELOW.  ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED

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