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Expedited Licensure

Published on Mar 20, 2020

Updated 7/1/2021

The State of Emergency on Coronavirus (COVID-19) expired on June 30, 2021.

Expedited Licensure

During the declared coronavirus emergency in Virginia, the board of medicine is streamlining its licensing process for the following professions: medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, physician assistant, podiatry, and respiratory therapy. The following are not required in the application process:

  • Transcripts of professional education 
  • Form b employment verifications
  • State verifications of licensure

In addition, the Board already has an expedited licensure by endorsement process for medicine and osteopathy applicants who:

  • Have practiced in another state for 5 years
  • Are board certified


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Virginia Board of Medicine | Contact the Board
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
L. Blanton Marchese, President