The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

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Your ability to quickly make changes in your physician career just got a lot easier with the introduction of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, or IMLC.

This new physician compact expedites the licensing process for working in multiple states, saving precious time and expanding access to care. Instead of waiting for months—or even up to a year in certain states—physicians can now quickly cross state lines and work in physician compact member states in as little as two weeks.

An IMLC license opens up numerous possibilities: caring for patients in adjoining states, serving as a telemedicine physician, or traveling to another part of the country for locum tenens assignments.

Participation in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is voluntary, and interested physicians must meet several eligibility criteria. Applications can be submitted through a physician’s State of Principal Licensure (SPL); once approved, a physician will receive a Letter of Qualification (LOQ).

Which states are part of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact?


As of December 1, 2018, there are 24 states plus the District of Columbia and Guam that have enacted legislation to join the physician compact. They include:*

Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

* The states listed in bold are the SPLs currently processing applications and issuing licenses. In addition, Michigan currently has pending IMLC legislation.

FIND LOCUM JOBS in these compact states and others across the U.S.


Our Recruiters Are Standing by to Help


The recruiters at Locum Leaders are eager to help you get started on your IMLC license. Remember, the sooner you become licensed in one of the states that are accepting applications, the sooner you can gain access to work in other compact states. And, if you complete our short form today, we may be able to pay for your license. Get started now.


Learn More about the Physician Compact

Click on the image below to watch a video on this expanding physician compact, or visit the IMLC website for the latest updates.

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