Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC)

What is the IMLC?

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) is a pathway to expedite licensing for physicians seeking to practice medicine in multiple IMLC states. The IMLC creates a streamlined process for obtaining multiple state licenses. Applicants for licensure through the IMLC must meet the rigorous qualifications established under the IMLC. For more information about the IMLC, please visit the IMLC website at

When can I apply?

On July 1, 2019, Maryland became one of more than twenty states participating in the IMLC. For a complete list of participating states, minimum applicant qualifications, and information on how to apply for licensure through the IMLC, please visit the IMLC website at If you are a Maryland licensed physician who wants to apply for licensure in another IMLC state, you must also apply through the IMLC.

Do not contact the Maryland Board of Physicians with questions about qualifications and licensure in IMLC states. Questions should be directed to the IMLC by telephone at 303-997-9842 or email to

What are the fees?

All IMLC, initial, renewal, reinstatement and Letter of Qualification (LOQ) fees are the responsibility of the applicant. All fees should be paid through the IMLC and not to the Board.

Pursuant to the IMLC, fees paid for licensure through the IMLC are NON-REFUNDABLE.