Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ended at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The Governor issued Executive Order (EO) 21-09 to rescind pandemic-related executive orders. With a few exceptions, the coronavirus executive orders will expire on July 30, 2021, which is thirty days after the state of emergency ends. Full text of EO 21-09 is available by clicking here.
License types (click here for list) that were deferred per Executive Order 20-10 will have their expiration dates extended to 10/31/21 and must be renewed by that date.
NOTE: If the license has already been renewed, this deferral and extension does not apply.
Within the next 30 days, the Licensure Unit will send a postcard to those licensees who have not renewed, advising that they will have until 10/31/21 to renew.
To renew, click here. After the renewal processing is complete, the license will reflect the next regularly scheduled expiration date. A wallet card can be printed to verify the renewed license here.
For information regarding Continuing Competency Waivers, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.