When you move to another state, or are thinking about doing so, your career can be affected in many ways. Although you may hold a professional or medical license in one state, as soon as you cross state lines, the requirements and processes change. You find yourself suddenly unlicensed, unsure of the next step in the process.
The process of pursuing licensure if often intimidating, overwhelming, and tedious. Most professionals know that being licensed is an important part of their job, but push this task to the bottom of their long list of things to do. Even when states offer reciprocity, it can still be complicated to take advantage of this benefit. We can help you navigate these tricky waters!
Since 2008, we have been helping busy professionals like you through Credentialing.com. We will walk beside you and assist you in transferring or acquiring your professional license.
How Does This Work?
Completing your application for professional licensure is only the first step. After that, there are many more processes that may need attention, including:
- Confirming supervision hours
- Acquiring certified official transcripts from educational institutions
- Confirming certifications or continuing education credits
- Acquiring certified official test scores
- Obtaining course syllabi to confirm that courses on an applicant’s transcript meet the requirements of the state’s licensure qualifications
- Contacting department heads to request a letter explaining why a course on a transcript (perhaps one where no syllabi is available) meets the requirements of the state’s licensure qualifications
- Finding necessary study materials for a jurisprudence exam;
- Obtaining the licensure exam
- Discussing options with the licensure board if an applicant’s application is deficient in some way (ex: a required course was not part of professional’s schooling)
- Obtaining accurate records of any lapses in licensure
- Clarifying any formal complaints, or other unique issues
- Staying on top of the review process
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: After I hire Credentialing.com, how much will I need to be involved?
A: When we need to obtain information that is necessary for your license application, we will contact you. If you already have demographic information in CAQH or a similar database, we will have a good start. If you are missing some important information, we will help you find it. Throughout the process, we will do the tedious grunt work, but we will need your involvement to keep it moving.
Q: What does this service cost?
A: For the first five hours of work, the fee is $495. We can often complete the entire process during this time. If there is more to be done and you have a particularly complicated situation, you can purchase two-hour blocks of time for $150. Throughout the process, you will be able to see a digital record of all the emails, calls, and work we are doing on your behalf.
Q: How do I know you are doing what you promise?
A: At Credentialing.com, we provide an online dashboard of your account. This is how we stay accountable to you; you can see every single thing we do on your behalf. This provides full transparency.
Q: What if I have questions along the way?
A: You can contact us at anytime via e-mail. You will be assigned a senior licensing professional, who you can call directly Monday-Friday from 8-5, EST. You will also be able to send us messages through your online dashboard.
Q: Do I really need your service? Couldn’t I just do this myself?
A: You certainly can! We are here to help those of you that would rather not spend your time on the administrative and technical task of transferring or applying for a medical or professional license. We offer help and guidance through this process.
Q: Am I really allowed to use this service? Will the licensure board view this poorly?
A: This service is fully allowed and should not be viewed at all poorly by any licensure board. This is a service that is similar to what would be provided by a large hospital system. This is fully transparent and above board.
Q: What type of licenses can you help with?
A: Our expertise is in healthcare and medical licenses. However, if you find yourself in a non-medical licensure situation that you would like our help with, give us call! We may be able to help.
Q: Can you help with transferring a counseling license?
A: Of course! We are very experienced in this area and have helped with the licensure process of many types of behavioral health providers, including Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), and many others. We understand that a designation in one state (such as LPC, LCSW) might not be interpreted as the same level of certification on another state and we can help you navigate the challenges these nomenclature variants can cause.
Q: Do you guarantee this service?
A: We cannot guarantee that a professional licensure board will approve your application. However, we can be your skilled assistant that will help you make the best of your chances for success.
Q: Can you help international healthcare and medical professionals?
A: Of course! We would love to help. Please remember that such licensure application processes may require more time than the typical domestic license transfers.
Q: How do I get started?
A: You can enroll in our service online here. We will contact you by the next business day. You can also give us a call to order by phone at 1-855-664-5154. We look forward to working with you!