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Emergency Licenses

During the Covid-19 Pandemic State of Emergency, the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) is accepting requests for emergency licensing. Emergency Licenses issued are only valid during this NH State of Emergency.

Who can apply for an Emergency License?

There are three types of emergency licenses: (1) Emergency license for out-of-state healthcare professionals and retired/inactive workers; (2) Emergency licenses for senior nursing students scheduled to graduate on or before May 31, 2021; and (3) Emergency licenses as a licensed nursing assistant for certain current and former military members and certain individuals licensed as an EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic.

  • Emergency Licenses for Out-of-State Healthcare Licensees or Retired/Inactive Licensees

    Any Healthcare professional that is not licensed in NH and has a current license in good standing in another jurisdiction or has had a valid license within the last three years and will provide qualifying services in NH during the COVID-19 State of Emergency such as:

    • Retired healthcare professionals no longer licensed.
    • Healthcare professionals licensed in another state.
  • Emergency Licenses for Senior Nursing Students

    Any Senior Nursing Student who is scheduled to graduate on or before May 31, 2021, from a Board of Nursing (“Board”) approved registered or practical nursing program.

    New Hampshire Board of Nursing Guidance Pursuant to Executive Order #75, Licensure of Senior Nursing Students.

  • Emergency Licenses for Certain Military Members and Certain Individuals Licensed as an EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic

    Current and former military members who have been assigned a military occupational specialty code of 68W (Army) or 4NOX1 (Air Force), with or without additional skill identifiers, who as part of their service in the military have used their military occupational specialty code within the last three years; and Individuals licensed as an EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic in any United States jurisdiction who presently hold a certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

 

How do I apply?

Emergency Licenses will only be accepted online only at:

https://www.app-support.nh.gov/licensing/ and select 'Create an Account for a Person,'

 

What do I need to apply?

  • Emergency Licenses for Out-of-State Licensees and Inactive Healthcare Workers:

    Applicants will be required to provide current license verification from another state.

    Note: A copy of a pocket card will not accepted as verification.

  • Emergency Licenses for Senior Nursing Students:

    Applicants will be required to provide a transcript from a Board of Nursing approved nursing program.

  • Emergency Licenses for Certain Military Members and Certain Individuals Licensed as an EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic

    Military Members who are applying will be required to provide proof that the they have been assigned a military occupational specialty code of 68W (Army) or 4NOX1 (Air Force) and that they have used their military occupational specialty code as part of their service in the last three years.

    Those with EMT or Paramedic training who are applying will be required to provide: (a) proof that they are currently licensed as an EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic in any United States jurisdiction; and (b) a copy or the applicant’s certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

 

Is there a cost for an Emergency License?

There is no cost for an Emergency License.

 

When will I receive my license?

The timeframe for processing is 24-48 hours if all documentation is submitted according to the website and the rules. Pocket cards will not be issued for an Emergency License.  Email notification will be sent upon approval.

Questions? Please call 603-271-2152.