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For the certificate or license type in the search box, what do all the abbreviations stand for?


The first column has the abbreviation as listed in the search box and the second column has common names, abbreviations, etc.


SDBMOE Online Verification License Type Common Names, Abbreviations, etc.
MD Physician, surgeon, MD, DO, doctor, Dr.
MDLT Locum tenens for Physician, surgeon, MD, DO, doctor, Dr.
RL Resident (resident doctor in training), MD, DO, doctor, Dr.
AT Athletic Trainer, AT
ATT Athletic Trainer, (Temporary Permit)
EMTI Advanced Life Support (EMT I/85)
EMTP Advanced Life Support (EMT Paramedic)
EMTSS Advanced Life Support (EMT I/99)
GC Genetic Counselor, GC
GCT Genetic Counselor, GC (Temporary License)
LN Dietitian/Nutritionist, LN, DI
LNT Dietitian/Nutritionist, LN, DI (Temporary Permit)
MA Medical Assistant, MA
MC Medical Corporation or Limited Liability Company, MC, PC
OT Occupational Therapist, OT
OTT Occupational Therapist, OT (Limited Permit)
OTA Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTA
PA Physician Assistant, PA, PA-C
PALT Locum tenens for Physician Assistant, PA, PA-C
PC Physician Assistant Corporation or Limited Liability Company
PT Physical Therapist, PT

Physical Therapist Assistant, PTA

RCP Respiratory Therapists, Respiratory Care Practitioners
RCPT Respiratory Therapist Temp Permit