Renewals are currently on hold, per Executive Order 20-10, for the following professions: medicine and surgery (MDs), osteopathic physicians (DOs), advanced practice nursing, emergency medical services, mental health and social work, nursing, osteopathy, pharmacy, perfusion, psychology, respiratory care, and surgical assistants.
If you hold a license in one of the above professions, you will not be receiving a renewal notice at this time. Your license will not expire on the original expiration date; expiration dates for professions listed above will be extended to 12.31.2020. *This expiration date may need to be adjusted if the state of emergency continues longer*. You can print a wallet card to verify the extended expiration date at dhhs.ne.gov/lookup.
When the state of emergency is lifted, the Licensure Unit will send renewal notices to all licensees. You will then have 90 days to renew by:
NEW: Continuing Competency Waiver Information
NEW: Executive Order: Provisional License Information
NEW: 2020 Continuing Competency Requirement
Anyone practicing medicine and surgery in this state and not specially falling under the exception described in Neb. Rev. Stat. §38-2025 must be licensed in Nebraska as either a physician or as an osteopathic physician and surgeon.
Additional Medical Licensing Types for Special Circumstances:
Physician and Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon
Physician Locum Tenens
Temporary Education Permit
Temporary Visiting Faculty Permit
Nebraska State Patrol fingerprinting locations This site also includes a link to other public LiveScan fingerprinting locations in Nebraska.
Federal controlled substances (DEA) registrant information can be accessed by credentialing organizations, hospitals, and pharmacies after obtaining a user ID and password. To obtain them, contact the Licensure Unit at email@example.com.
In addition to general license information, this version of the data contains federal controlled substances registration numbers and expiration dates for health care providers that hold a Nebraska license and have submitted proof of holding such federal registration. Federal controlled substances registrant information is validated on licenses at the time of issuance and updated on a quarterly basis.
Federal Controlled Substance Registrant
Applications for licensure are based on all or parts of the following licensing examinations:
A score of 75 percent must be achieved on all steps of the examination. The score must be achieved within four attempts on each step and all steps must be passed within 10 years of passing the first examination.
Reinstating from Inactive or Expired Status:
Reinstating After Disciplinary Action:
Official documentation showing:
Provide documentation of one of the following:
Meet one of the following within the three years immediately preceding the application for licensure:
DHHS Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.