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!
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.
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 at: www.oregon.gov/omb/licensing/Pages/Fingerprint-Requirements.aspx.
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: https://www.fpmb.org/OrderReports.aspx.
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
Physician Reactivation Checklist