CT Physician Licensure

Initial license
  1. Who: Ann Cohen Depalma is your go-to person (She is also a notary)
  2. What:
    • Take Step 3
    • Release USMLE scores to CT Licensure Board (you can do this online)
    • Fill out Physician Application
    • Physician application- notarized
    • Get a passport size photo, place your name behind and affix to form
    • Two separate bank checks or money orders made payable to, “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”; for $565.00 and $4.75
    • Give Ann a copy of your money order or certified bank check receipt so that when you receive your license you will be reimbursed the fee of $565.
    • Copy & send the above (checks, filled & notarized form w/ picture) to:

Department of Public Health
Physician Licensure-Remittance Unit
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12MQA
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

    • Place your name & DOB only on a Verification of Residency form and give to Ann for program to fill out the remainder.  
    • Call your medical school and request an official transcript be forwarded directly to

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Physician Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Fax:  (860) 509-8457



    • You will receive a card from the State, fill out back sign and give to Ann.

Renewal licence

  1. Yale will pay state directly for your renewal only through your PGY-4 year -  fellows do not get reimbursed. Do not pay for renewal license!
  2. Go to renewal online for CT.
  3. ECFMG certificate holders, you also need to pay fee so ECFMG will directly mail certificate to state of CT.
  4. Physicians applying for license renewal to have completed at least 50 contact hours of continuing education during the previous 24 months. A “contact hour” means a minimum of 50 minutes of continuing education activity. It must (1) be in the physician’s practice area; (2) reflect the physician’s professional needs in order to meet the public’s health care needs; and (3) include at least one contact hour of training or education in infectious diseases (e. g. , AIDS, HIV), risk management, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

    Attesting to Continuing Education When Renewing a License

    The act requires a physician applying for license renewal to sign a statement that he satisfied the continuing education requirements. The physician must keep attendance records or certificates of completion showing compliance with the requirements for at least three years following the year in which they were completed. He must provide the records to DPH for inspection within 45 days from when it requests them.


    A first-time applicant for license renewal is exempt from the continuing education requirements. Also exempt is a physician not actively practicing during a one-year registration (license renewal) period if he provides DPH, before the period ends, a notarized application for exemption on a DPH form. DPH may require other documentation. The application must include a statement that the physician cannot practice until he meets the continuing education requirements.

    A physician exempt from the requirements for less than two years must complete 25 contact hours of continuing education within the 12 months immediately preceding his return to active practice. A physician exempt for two or more years must complete the Special Purpose Examination of the Federation of State Medical Boards before returning to active practice.

    Failure to Renew License

    A physician whose license lapses and who applies for reinstatement must document to DPH successful completion of the 25-hour continuing education requirement within the year preceding the application.

Online Renewals


Online renewal functionality is available to licensed physicians/surgeons (M.D., D.O.), dentists, licensed practical nurses, nurse midwives, registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses.  The Department is currently working on adding this functionality for all other licensed healthcare providers.


Licensees with expiration dates on and after December 31, 2009, will receive their username and password with their renewal application.  Renewal applications are mailed approximately 60 days prior to expiration. 


Licensees with expiration dates between July 31, 2009, and November 30, 2009, may email the Department at oplc.dph@ct.gov to request a username and password.  For the licensees protection, please confirm the license number, date of birth and the last 4 digits of the Social Security number in the request. 


Once you have a user name and password, you will be able to renew the license online at https://www.elicense.ct.gov.


Renewal Notices


All licensees can expect to receive a renewal application approximately 60 days prior to expiration and if not renewed, a final notice 30 days following expiration, at the licensee's address of record on file in this office.  Please keep your address current.


Licensee's who have not received a renewal application within these time frames should email this office and request that a renewal application be mailed.


Most licenses issued by the PLIS expire in the first birth month following issuance and are renewable annually thereafter. Please select this link for professions that expire biennially.



Inactive Status


There is no inactive status for licenses; a licensee would either need to keep the license current or let it lapse due to non-renewal.  Once a license has lapsed due to non-renewal and the licensee subsequently would like to reactivate the license, the licensee would need to apply for and meet the requirements for reinstatement specific to the profession.


Grace Period


Pursuant to Section 19a-88(e)(4)f, Connecticut General Statues, all licenses issued by the PLIS have a grace period of 90 days following expiration during which time the licensee may continue to practice and renew the license.  On the 91st day, the license becomes void and the licensee must apply for reinstatement.


Connecticut Department of Public Health

Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12 MQA

P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Phone:  (860) 509-7603

Fax:  (860) 509-8457

email:  oplc.dph@ct.gov  (Preferred)


Please send all correspondence to the attention of the profession for which you are licensed.


Printing of Licenses


Please note that subsequent to renewal, a new license document is mailed to the licensee during the third week of the following month in which the license was renewed.  For example, licenses renewed in January should be received during the third week of February.

For further details click the links below:

U.S. Graduates

Non U.S. Graduates