Emergency Temporary License

NCMB offers multiple options for emergency licensure that support efforts to increase our state’s supply of qualified medical professionals available to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please consider the choices below carefully to select the right option. You may be prompted to register with NCMB’s Licensure Gateway if you have not used our new online application system before.

Applicants are encouraged to communicate within their communities to identify areas of need. Options might include getting in touch with a former practice/employer or reaching out to the local public health department.

If you wish to be part of the state’s official response to COVID-19, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) asks volunteers to register here.

For clinicians previously licensed in North Carolina who do not have an active license anywhere

For clinicians who are currently licensed in a jurisdiction other than North Carolina