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Hiring, Licensure, & Credentialing

Saipan and the CNMI are a United States territory; applicants must meet citizenship/visa requirements of all US states, be US trained, eligible for unrestricted licensure in any US State and eligible to bill Medicare and Medicaid. Applicant is required to have basic computer literacy and will be required to enter his/her own notes in the EHR.

Hiring Process

  • The hiring process begins by contacting the chair of the appropriate department and/or his/her designee.

  • Once it is determined that a suitable position may be available and the applicant suitably qualified, a formal application is initiated.

  • Medical licensure to practice anywhere in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) follows the same guidelines established by the Federation of State Medical Boards and is the same as any other US State. It is under the jurisdiction of the CNMI Board of Medicine.  

  • Training in the United States is mandatory as we are CMS accredited for Medicare and Medicaid. 

  • The following items need to be explained in detail in the application:

    • Training

    • Citizenship & Visa Status

    • Test scores

    • Employment history

    • Current & Previous Licensure

    • National Practitioner Databank Reports

    • Police Reports

    • Criminal History

    • DEA Licensure​

If you are considering applying for licensure more than one place, consider submitting your application to the Federation of State Medical Boards FCVS system.  They will hold your information in one place, vastly simplifying future licensure applications. Their site is available here.


Credentialing Information

Credentialing at the CHCC hospital will first depend on successful licensure, and the hospital will then further investigate the applicant’s recent experience and training specific to the privileges requested. 

Three current professional references will be required, and references should be told to expect a telephone call from one of the committee members seeking further clarification of any questioned or missing details. Any significant gap in practice or employment will need to be addressed in detail. 


The application is reviewed by the credentials committee, medical executive committee, and governing body prior to presenting a formal contract. Needless to say, this is a somewhat lengthy process, and when things are going very smoothly can be expected to take a minimum of two months.​


Needed Documentation

Here are documents that will be needed for the application process. Further information will be sent from Human resources.

 Documents should be sent via Courier with Fed-Ex or DHL (preferred) which take 5 to 7 days to arrive here; Fed-Ex and DHL will tell you that it takes 2-3 days, it does not, it takes 5-7 days; Fed-Ex and DHL delivery times on their computer are incorrect): 

Courier Address: 

Krisha Sebangiol, Credentialing Coordinator 

Human Resources Department 

Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation

1 Lower Navy Hill Road, Saipan, MP 96950, United States 

Tel: (670) 234-8950 ext 3407 

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