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Nov 15 2013

That black and white thing on your NCMB wallet card…

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Image for That black and white thing on your NCMB wallet card… The next time you complete your annual license renewal, you may notice something different about the wallet card included on your printable renewal certificate.

In October, the NCMB began imprinting these cards with QR codes – scrambled-crossword puzzle-like symbols that point to digital content when scanned with a smartphone’s barcode scanner. Each licensee is issued a unique code that points to his or her Licensee Information page on the NCMB’s website. This feature will enable licensees to quickly verify that they have an active medical license. The Board adopted this idea after seeing examples of how other state medical boards have used QR codes at the annual meeting of the Federation of State Medical Boards.

Other enhancements that are in the works include giving licensees the option to upload a recent photograph (a professional headshot or passport-style photo, for example) to their Licensee Information pages. Licensees who wish to post a photo to their pages will be able to do so via the Board’s Licensee Information portal on the NCMB website.

The Board hopes licensees will take advantage of this opportunity to further personalize their Licensee Information pages. These pages are the most popular feature on the Board’s website, receiving up to 3,000 “hits” each week day.

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Print a duplicate copy of your renewal certificate/receipt
Licensees may print on-demand copies of their renewal certificate/receipt by visiting the NCMB website.
Here’s how:
1. Visit www.ncmedboard.org
2. Select “Download Renewal Certificate/Receipt”
3. Log in to print your certificate. You will need the fileID# issued to you by the Board. If you do not know your fileID#, you will have an alternative means to login.

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