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 Compact 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 Compact. For more information about the Compact, please visit the IMLC website at www.imlcc.org.

When can I apply?

Effective July 1, 2019, Maryland will become 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 www.imlcc.org. If you are a Maryland licensed physician who wants to apply for licensure in another Compact state, you must also apply through the IMLC.

Do not contact the Maryland Board of Physicians with questions about qualifications and licensure in Compact states. Please direct inquiries to the Compact by telephone calls to (720) 621-9464 or sending email to inquiry@imlcc.net.

What are the fees?

All Compact, 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. As guides, fee scenarios are provided below.

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


Attention: Physicians with Last Names beginning with letters M-Z planning to apply for an initial Compact License in Maryland after July 1, 2019 and by September 30, 2019:

If a Physician with a last name beginning with letters M - Z applies for an initial Maryland license through the Compact after July 1, 2019 and by September 30, 2019, the license issued will only be valid through September 30, 2019. The Physician will have to renew the Maryland license through the Compact before its expiration at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on September 30, 2019.

Fee Scenarios

Physicians with a last name beginning with letters M - Z applies for a Maryland license through the IMLC after July 1, 2019

Sample Scenario 1a - Initial license issued to licensees with "M-Z" last names after July 1, 2019 and by September 30, 2019:
Last Name: MYNE
Fee for Compact licensure: $700.00
Fee for Maryland License (AMG): $790.00
License Expiration: September 30, 2019
Fee for Renewal through Compact: $25.00
Fee for Maryland Renewal: $486.00
License Expiration: September 30, 2021
Total Cost: $2,001.00
There is no late renewal in Maryland. If the license renewal is not completed prior to September 30, 2019, the physician will have to reinstate the license.
Sample Scenario 1b - Initial license issued to licensees with "M-Z" last names on or after October 1, 2019:
Last Name: MORRIS
Fee for Compact licensure: $700.00
Fee for Maryland License (AMG): $790.00
License Expiration: September 30, 2021
Total Cost: $1,490.00
Physicians with a last name beginning with letters A - L applies for a Maryland license through the IMLC after July 1, 2019

Sample Scenario 2 - Initial license issued to licensees with "A-L" last names after July 1, 2019:
Last Name: ALEXANDER
Fee for Compact licensure: $700.00
Fee for Maryland License (AMG): $790.00
License Expiration: September 30, 2020
Total Cost: $1,490.00

Pursuant to the Compact, fees paid for licensure through the IMLC are NON-REFUNDABLE, so please consider the expiration date when deciding to apply.


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