Applications are as unique as each applicant. The credentialing process exists in order to thoroughly review the qualifications and experience of applicants to provide safe and appropriate care to our patients based upon their education, training and recent experience. The general timeframe for this process is around 30 - 60 calendar days from the time a complete application is submitted to the time the applicant may begin practicing in the hospital. It is important to keep this in mind in terms of your practice start dates and any coverage you may provide in the hospital setting.
Additionally, please refer to Tips for Completing your Application which contains some suggestions for making the processing of your application easier and, therefore, quicker.
Keep in mind that there are many factors that can expedite or slow down the approval process. Some of these include:
- the time it takes for your reference writers to respond to our reference requests
- the extent to which you selected reference writers that have first-hand knowledge of your clinical practice and meet the requirements outlined under the Guidelines for Reference Writers applicable to your profession.
- whether you have a Connecticut State License at the time your application is submitted