Help Center / How do I change the status of my license to retired?

Log into your MQA Online Services Portal account and select Request Retired Status during renewal or Request Retired Status after Expiration Date outside of renewal from the “Manage My License” pulldown menu.

The retired status license cannot and does not need to be renewed by the normal renewal process and you will no longer receive notifications from the Department of Health. Please be aware that physicians choosing to change the retired status to active status will be required to pay all past renewal fees, enter into CE Broker all continuing medical education credits from each biennium since the license was last renewed and, if the physician has not practiced within the past 5 years, complete the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) given by the Federation of State Medical Boards will be required for reactivating the license. For more information, please see “How do I reactivate a retired license”.