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Physician Reactivation

The Board's duty is to ensure that Oregonians receive appropriate medical care from qualified professionals.  The reactivation process helps us honor that responsibility.  If you are returning to active or paid practice in Oregon, you must reactivate your license.

Reactivation Applications are now online!

Log in to Applicant/Licensee Services to apply to reactivate your license.  

Please submit your application at least 90 days before you wish to change your status.  This will allow time to receive the required documents and for Board staff to process the application.

If you are currently at Military/Public Health Active status and wish to return to Oregon to practice, please contact the Board for specific instructions. 

Please read the following instructions carefully as omissions or incorrect information will delay the processing of the application, which will in turn delay the beginning date of your practice in Oregon.

Items to be Sent From the Licensee

Fees: The $98 reactivation fee includes fees for application processing and for fingerprint processing. Please note that back fees such as renewal and late fees may be applicable and will be evaluated and communicated to you once your application is initially processed.

Fingerprints: Fingerprinting requirements can be found here.

Items to be Sent Directly From the Primary Source

Training Verifications from Internship, Residency, and Fellowship Hospitals: If you have done any training from the time you last renewed your Oregon license or during the past 5 years, whichever is most recent, request a verification of training directly from the training program. The verification must show the type of training completed, the dates of the training, as well as answers to questions regarding performance during the training program. Please use the Verification of Internship, Residency, Fellowship Training Form.

Employment, Staff Membership Verification: Request a verification of employment directly from any hospital, clinic, or facility where you have practiced, held privileges, or completed locum tenens assignments since the time you last renewed your Oregon license or during the last 5 years, whichever is most recent. The verification must show the beginning and ending dates of employment or staff membership as well as answers to questions regarding performance during the period of employment or staff membership. Please use the Verification of Practice, Employment, Staff Membership Form.

Personal History Documentation: For affirmative answers to Personal History Questions, if applicable.

PODIATRIC PHYSICIANS ONLY -- Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards Disciplinary Report: Request the disciplinary report be sent directly from the FPMB. For more information, visit

Items Obtained by OMB Staff

OMB staff will obtain the following documentation for your reactivation:

  • National Practitioner DataBank Report
  • Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Disciplinary Report
  • Verification of Other State Licensure
  • Verification of Specialty Board Certification

Clinical Competency and Re-Entry to Practice

If you have not completed postgraduate training within the past 10 years or been certified or recertified by a specialty board within the past 10 years, you may be required to demonstrate clinical competency by passing the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Variable-Purpose Examination (COMVEX). In addition, if you have been out of practice for 12 or more consecutive months immediately prior to applying for reactivation of Oregon licensure, additional requirements may apply. Please review the Re-Entry to Practice page and OAR 847-020-0182 and OAR 847-020-0183 for further details.

Checklist and Supplemental Forms

Once you submit and pay for your reactivation application, you may access your status report by logging in to our Applicant/Licensee Services here. Your status report provides up-to-date information regarding outstanding items.  You may also contact the Licensing Call Center with any questions:

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

Phone: 971-673-2700


In all correspondence with the Call Center, please include your license number, date of birth, and ONLY the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number to ensure confidentiality. 

The Board looks forward to receiving your reactivation application and helping you through the process.