Physicians participating in the Compact may change their State of Principal License (SPL) at any time by using our redesignation process.
Please note - do not complete this application unless you are changing the SPL. If you are wishing to obtain a new Letter of Qualification, use the "LOQ Reapply" tab instead.
Maintaining an SPL, after the initial application has been completed, is required for continued participation in the compact process. In order to maintain your SPL, you must hold a valid license in that state. Redesignation is required when you no longer hold a full, unrestricted license in your current SPL. You should redesignate as soon as possible, but generally, you have 90 days to redesignate a new SPL using this application.
In order to designate a particular Compact member state as your new SPL, you must hold an unrestricted medical license issued by that state and be able to verify at least one of the following:
- The physician’s primary residence is in the Compact member state
- At least 25% of the physician’s practice of medicine occurs in the Compact member state
- The physician’s employer is located in the Compact member state
- The Compact member state is the physician’s state of residence for U.S. Federal Income Tax purposes
In addition to verifying that one of the above requirements applies, please review the Compact Commission Advisory Opinion issued 9-2018 for any clarifications.
Remember that only states formally participating in the Compact can be designated as SPLs. Please consult our map of participating states to learn more.
After the Compact redesignation form has been completed and submitted, physicians will be notified by the newly requested SPL if their request has been approved.
The IMLCC has prepared an educational video that walks through the redesignation process to change your State of Principal License (SPL). It is recommended that you watch this video prior to starting your application.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. You may now begin the process of redesignating your SPL by clicking on the “Go to Redesignate” button below.