Important information about licensing
Licensing Guide Updates
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and national and state declarations of emergency, Governor Whitmer and LARA Director Orlene Hawks recognize the critical need for current graduating medical and nursing students to be licensed as quickly as possible.
It is important that applicants submit completed applications with the necessary information so that LARA can expeditiously issue licenses. The online application can be completed by www.michigan.gov/miplus.
Applicants seeking licensure for health professions licensed under Article 15 of the Public Health Code, with exams currently being scheduled in testing centers have until July 1, 2020, 11:59 pm to qualify for the exam waiver. Individuals who apply at 12:00 am on July 2, 2020 or thereafter where the entity offering the exams is scheduling exams, those professions and applicants will not be eligible for an exam waiver. Please note that applicants who apply from now until July 1, 2020, 11:59 pm where the exam is waived, the applicant will need to meet all the other requirements for licensure in order to be approved to receive the license.
Additionally, in accordance to Executive Order 2020-61 which was re-issued by EO 2020-100, BPL will continue to waive the licensing test requirement for professions under Article 15 of the Public Health Code where the testing center is not open or is not administering the licensing exam. Also note, BPL will not have the legal authority to waive exam requirements for applications received after the emergency expires. For additional information please review the Exam Waiver Guidance below.
In addition, those receiving a license whose exam was waived during the state of emergency, will be required to take and pass the exam in order to keep his/her license post the state of emergency. Licensees in this situation will be given 6 months from the end of the declared state of emergency to take and pass the exam, failure to do this will result in the license being null and void and no longer in effect. For questions regarding this notice, please contact BPLHelp@michigan.gov or call 517-241-0199.
For further information on these types of licenses: