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New Hampshire Medical License

David Ivaniuk • 24 August 2023 (updated)
New Hampshire

License Requirements

  • FCVS Packet
  • 4 Physician References
  • Criminal Background Check
  • All State Medical Licenses
  • Average Processing Time: 3-4 months

Training Requirements

  • 3 attempts at each USMLE Step or COMLEX Level
  • 2 years Minimum Postgraduate Training Required
  • No time limit on USMLE or COMLEX

New Hampshire Medical Board Contact Info

New Hampshire Medical License Application

In NH, healthcare professionals have two distinct pathways to obtain a Physician license: either by applying directly through the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) or seeking expedited licensure through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC).

Applying Directly to New Hampshire through the FSMB:

  • Complete the Uniform Application through FSMB.
  • Verify Credentials through the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS).
  • Submit the State Addendum and Supporting Documents, including an Affidavit, Authorization for Release of Information, a fee of $328, an FBI Criminal History Check, Letters of Reference, and a recent 2×3 photograph.
  • Mail the completed application, forms, and payment to the Office of Professional Licensure & Certification in Concord, NH.

Applying through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC):

Follow the Application Checklist for expedited licensure if licensed in another jurisdiction and the state of primary licensure is a member of the Physician License Compact.

The application fee for physicians is $378

Physician Assistants must submit a completed application, proof of graduation from their Physician Assistant Program, and certification of scores from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) through FCVS.

Application Fee: $203

Nurses Licensure in New Hampshire:

  • Apply to the State Board of Nursing.
  • Provide proof of graduation from an approved nursing program.
  • Pass the NCLEX-RN for Registered Nurses or NCLEX-PN for Practical Nurses.
  • Complete a criminal background check and submit fingerprints.
  • Application Fee: Varies by license type

New Hampshire Medical Board License Renewal

The state mandates 100 CME course hours per licensure period for medical professionals. The licensure cycle is biennial, running from January 1st of the first year through December 31st of the second year. Renewal requirements for physicians also include 40 Category 1 credit hours (minimum), with a maximum of 60 Category 2 credit hours.

3 CME hours on topics related to pain management and addiction disorder each renewal cycle for those with an NH-DEA license.

Renewal Fee: $378 for physicians, $203 for PA-Cs.

New Hampshire Telemedicine License

Out-of-state healthcare professionals must adhere to specific regulations when providing services via telemedicine or telehealth in New Hampshire:

Licensing Requirement: Must be licensed, certified, or registered by the appropriate licensing body if the patient is physically located in the state.
Exceptions: Consultation services or radiological services via teleradiology.

New Hampshire Medical License Lookup

To look up a medical license in New Hampshire, you can use the online license lookup tool provided by the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC). This tool allows searching for a licensed professional by name, license number, profession, or location. You can also filter your search by active or inactive status, disciplinary actions, or compact privileges. For physical therapists or physical therapist assistants, you might also need to check the PT Compact Commission verification page.

Expedite New Hampshire Medical License

To expedite a medical license in New Hampshire, you can apply through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC). You must meet specific criteria like having a full and unrestricted license in a compact state, graduating from an accredited medical school, having completed an accredited graduate medical education program, passing each component of the USMLE, COMLEX-USA, or equivalent in no more than three attempts, and having no history of disciplinary actions, criminal convictions, or medical malpractice claims.

Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals licensed in another state with similar standards can apply for a New Hampshire license without undergoing the entire licensure process. This expedites the licensing procedure and allows medical professionals to begin practicing in New Hampshire quickly.

For medical professionals who are in the process of meeting New Hampshire’s full licensure requirements but need to start working immediately, temporary licenses are available.

You can also use a dedicated licensing service to make the process easier.

New Hampshire Medical Licensing Service

At MedicalLicensing.com, we’re committed to simplifying the medical licensing process for you in New Hampshire. Our team of experts takes the burden off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – your patients and practice. We offer comprehensive services, from helping with the application process to managing document submission, all while ensuring your understanding of the state-specific regulations and requirements.

Our assistance doesn’t end with just securing your license; we continue to provide support through license renewals and updates on regulatory changes. With our dedication to maintaining confidentiality and providing ongoing support, we strive to be your dependable partner in professional success. Trust us to navigate the complexities of medical licensing, leaving you free to deliver quality healthcare in New Hampshire.

FAQ About New Hampshire Medical Licenure

  • How do I apply for a medical license in New Hampshire?
    You can apply for a medical license In New Hampshire through the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) or the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC).
  • How long does it take to get a medical license in New Hampshire?
    The timeline to acquire a medical license in New Hampshire can range from 6 to 12 weeks for a full license through the FSMB or 2 to 4 weeks for an expedited license through the IMLCC. However, these timelines are estimates and may vary depending on your circumstances.
  • How much is a medical license in New Hampshire?
    Costs vary depending on your profession and application process. The fee to the Board of Medicine is $328. The online application fee to the FSMB or the IMLCC is about $700, and the fee to the FCVS for credential verification service is $375. Additional fees may apply for other services or documents, such as criminal history checks, verification of licenses, or malpractice insurance.
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