IMPRINT: Immigrant Professional Integration

COVID-19 Emergency Licensing for Internationally Trained Health Care Workers: State Portals and Guides

To date, six states have issued executive orders to address health care shortages arising from the COVID-19 crisis by adjusting licensing requirements to allow internationally trained health care professionals to practice on a temporary basis.

The application process guides below provide context and guidance navigating state portals and offer additional state-specific information:

Colorado Application Process Guide

Massachusetts Application Process Guide

Michigan Application Process Guide

Nevada Application Process Guide

New Jersey Application Process Guide

New York Application Process Guide

For more information, check out IMPRINT’s policy page Opening Pathways for Immigrant and Refugee Health Professionals.

About Imprint


IMPRINT is a coalition of organizations active in the emerging field of immigrant professional integration.

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IMPRINT works closely with business, government, higher education and other partners to raise awareness about the talents and contributions of immigrant professionals.

In particular, IMPRINT works to streamline complex professional licensing and re-credentialing processes, and advocate for the adoption of policies and best practices that facilitate the rapid integration of these skilled workers.


To identify and promote best practices in the integration of immigrant professionals. IMPRINT supports national, state and local efforts to incorporate multilingual/multicultural talent, and to create and implement policies and best practices that support the successful integration of skilled immigrants into the US economy. Through its member organizations, IMPRINT also supports the direct provision of career and re-credentialing services to workers.


IMPRINT envisions a United States which actively welcomes internationally educated skilled workers, and recognizes these talented individuals as vital colleagues, neighbors and fellow citizens.


IMPRINT members draw on specialized knowledge to guide work-authorized immigrants in applying their international postsecondary education and professional experience to careers in the US. Member organizations include practitioners, educators, researchers, and policy professionals.

IMPRINT members provide a wide range of services to immigrant professionals, including:

  • Credential evaluation
  • Soft-skills and specialized technical training
  • Educational advising
  • English language instruction
  • Professional acculturation
  • Employment placement
  • Networking skills

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