Limited Licenses

​​The Board offers several limited licenses for professionals who may not need a full license or who may not qualify for a full license.  For details on the scope of practice for each of the below limited licenses, please refer to the License Definitions​ page.

Attention: If you are applying for a limited license during the "on-cycle" season (to begin your training program in the summer months), check with your Graduate Medical Education (GME) office to ensure that you are applying for the correct license type.  Please note, refunds will not be issued should you apply for the wrong type of license.


 
MD/DO/DPM Limited License, Postgraduate
The MD/DO/DPM Postgraduate License limits the physician's practice to an accredited training program.  This license can be granted for up to 13 months and may be issued again for all subsequent years of an accredited training program.  (See OAR 847-010-0051



MD/DO/DPM Limited License, Fellow
The MD/DO/DPM Fellow License limits the physician's practice to a supervised fellowship program.  This license is granted for a maximum period of one year and may be issued again for one additional, consecutive year.  (See OAR 847-010-0056



MD/DO/DPM Limited License, Medical Faculty
The MD/DO/DPM Medical Faculty License limits the physician's practice to the necessary duties of a full-time faculty position in an accredited medical school in Oregon.  This license is granted for a maximum period of one year and may be issued again for up to four consecutive years.   (See OAR 847-010-0063 and 847-020-0140)  



MD/DO Distinguished Professor
The MD/DO Distinguished Professor License is for physicians who are offered a full-time professor of medicine position at an approved Oregon medical school but who do not qualify for a full medical license.  This license allows for practice only in conjunction with and pursuant to the appointment of professor of medicine and must be renewed annually.   (See OAR 847-020-0135)  


MD/DO/DPM Limited License, Visiting Professor
The MD/DO/DPM Visiting Professor License limits the physician's practice to the necessary duties of a teaching position in an accredited medical school or affiliated teaching institution in Oregon.  This license is granted for a maximum period of one year and may be issued again for one additional, consecutive year.  (See OAR 847-010-0052​



MD/DO Limited License, SPEX/COMVEX
The MD/DO SPEX/COMVEX License allows the physician to practice in the interim period between completing a full license application and taking and passing the SPEX or COMVEX exam if the applicant meets all other licensure requirements.  This license is granted for a maximum period of six months or until grade results are available, whichever is shorter.  (See OAR 847-010-0064)  


MD/DO/DPM Visiting Physician (Courtesy Privileges)
The MD/DO/DPM Visiting Physician (Courtesy Privileges) is not a license but an approval for temporary practice.  The physician's practice in Oregon is limited in scope, purpose, and duration according to Board approval, and the out-of-state physician must practice under the supervision of an Oregon-licensed physician.  (See OAR 847-010-0066)


PA Limited License, Pending Examination
The PA Pending Examination License allows a physician assistant who has graduated from an accredited PA training program to practice in the interim period between completing a full license application and taking and passing the NCCPA (PANCE) examination.  This license is granted for a maximum period of six months or until grade results are available, whichever is shorter.  (See OAR 847-050-0023)  


AC Limited License, Visiting Professor
The AC Visiting Professor License limits the acupuncturist's​ practice to the necessary duties of a teaching position in an Oregon school of acupuncture.  This license can be granted for a maximum period of one year and may be issued again for two additional, consecutive years.  (See OAR 847-070-0038)  



AC Limited License, Pending Examination
The AC Pending Examination License allows an acupuncturist who has not yet passed the NCCAOM certifying examination to obtain clinical training under the supervision of a Board-approved clinical supervisor.  This license is granted for a maximum period of six months or until grade results are available, whichever is shorter.  (See OAR 847-070-0037


AC Visiting Acupuncturist (Needling Privileges)
An AC Visiting Acupuncturist is not a license but an approval for temporary practice. The approved out-of-state acupuncturist may demonstrate acupuncture needling for a period of ten days, no more than three times a year, as part of a seminar, conference, or workshop.  (See OAR 847-070-0033