State Licensure Guide 2019-12-01T12:59:13-07:00

State Licensure Guide

State licensing is an important step in your career search. Some practices (especially in the state of Texas and other states with long timelines for licensing) will not take your application seriously if you don’t have or are not in the process of applying for a license. We have done the research for you to try and help you understand the requirements, cost and timeline for each state. Cost, timeline and requirements vary greatly between states.

  • Timeline: On average, state licensing takes 8-12 weeks. However, some states can take up to 9 months!

  • Cost: On average, state license applications cost about $500. Some of the more expensive states can cost over $1,000
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DO Licensure Info
State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Six to eight weeks, on average. Once an application for certificate of qualification (COQ) is received, it will be added to the agenda of the next upcoming Board meeting for review. This timeline may be increased should the Board need to request further information about the application.

  • Application Highlights

    Once the application for certificate of qualification (COQ) has been submitted, the applicant will be mailed the Medical Licensure Commissiion’s application, which must be completed in order to receive an Alabama Controlled Substance Certificate. This must be returned, along with a $75 fee, within six months or the application with expire. This information must be received before a license number will be issued.

    Some sections of the application may accept the FCVS.

    http://www.albme.org/appprocess.html

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $175

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $300.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire on December 31st of each year. There is a one month grace period to renew licenses.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    12-14 weeks, on average. This time may be extended depending on how long it takes to receive all required documentation. Applications are reviewed at the next scheduled Board meeting. Board meetings occur quarterly.

  • Application Highlights

    FCVS & the UA are both accepted by the State of Alaska. All application documentation is valid for six months before it expires.

    In general, the Board reviews applications in the order in which they were received. However, should there be a situation that would “result in a termination of service to patients” a facility executive may request expedited review.

    https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/StateMedicalBoard/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $825.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $425.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on December 31st of even-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    10-12 weeks minimum

    The Board meets the first or second week of every other month.

  • Application Highlights

    Both application and fees may be submitted through the state’s online application system. A paper copy may also be submitted, if preferred.

    Fingerprints are required for all initial licensure applications.

    https://www.azmd.gov/Licensure/Licensure#

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $1,050.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $500.00

    Licenses are valid for two years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Each application is reviewed in the order in which it is received and the overall timeline varies based on how quickly all documentation is submitted and any other specific needs of the individual application.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may not be submitted electronically. FCVS is accepted.

    Applications expire one year after they are submitted. If there has been no communication with the Board for six months, the application will be considered void.

    https://www.armedicalboard.org/Professionals/MedicalOsteopathicDoctor.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $500.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $220.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire on the last day of the physician’s birth month

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Upon the submission of a completed application, Board staff are required to review the application within 60 business days. If additional items are needed, the applicant will be notified. Licenses are issued quickly after the application has been approved by the Board.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted electronically or by mail. If submitted electronically, all fees must be completed at the time the application is submitted. If the application is submitted by mail, the application fee is due at the time the application is submitted but the initial license fee may be paid upon license approval.

    FCVS is accepted.

    http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Applicants/Physicians_and_Surgeons/

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $1,299.00

    If the applicant is enrolled in an ACGME training program at the time the application is submitted, the applicant is eligible for a 50% discount on the initial license fee of $808. Applicants should submit documentation from their program of their current enrollment.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $820.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on the last day of the month the license was issued.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    60-90 days, typically. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications expire one year after they are submitted.

    If the license is approved within 120 days of the upcoming renewal deadline, the license will be issued with the next expiration date.

    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Medical_Applications

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $412.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    Fee not listed

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on April 30th of odd-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Upon submission of a completed application, a decision on the eligibility of the applicant will be made within 3-4 weeks. Should the application be approved, all licensing documentation will be mailed to the application during the third week of the month after the license was approved.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board.

    https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing–Investigations/PLIS/Practitioner-Licensure-General-Policies-and-Procedures

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $569.75

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $575.00

    Licenses are renewed annually during the licensee’s month of birth. Renewal will be required in the first birth month that immediately follows the issuance of licensure.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    With the exception of August and December, the Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month. In order for an application to be considered at the Board meeting, the application, fee and all documentation must be submitted 10 business days prior.

  • Application Highlights

    All applications must be completed by mail and must include the non-refudable fee in order to be reviewed by the Board.

    Incomplete applications expire three months from when the application was originially filed.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice/physlicense/

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $404.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    You are notified of the amount of the renewal fee at the time of renewal.

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on March 31st of odd-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2-6 months.

    Applicants will receive a deficiency letter about 30 days after the application was received. Applicants are encouraged to not contact the licensing office until this they have gotten this letter.

    Upon application approval, it may take up to 10 business days for the license to be issued and another 7 business days for the license to arrive in the mail.

  • Application Highlights

    Electronic and paper applications are accepted. Fees must be submitted at the same time as the application.

    FCVS is heavily used and accepted. Should an applicant choose to not use the FCVS service, it may take longer for the license to be approved.

    https://flboardofmedicine.gov/licensing/medical-doctor-unrestricted/

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $705.00

    There is also an optional $100 fee for dispensing practitioners.

    This fee does not include the NICA fee.

    If the applicant is enrolled in residency or fellowship when the application is approved, the initial license fee will be reduced from $355 to $205 and the NICA fee will be waived. The license will state that the applicant is “in training” but will still be an unrestricted medical license.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $379.00 fee of schedules depending upon status and when you update.

    Licenses are valid for two years.

State Licensure Website
State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    15-20 business days from the time an application has been submitted and considered complete. This includes all fees and supplemental documenttion.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted via mail. Applicants can use the online fillable form or complete by hand.

    Applications expire after two years from the date it is received by the Board.

    FCVS is not used.

    https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/files/2018/11/Require-Instruct-App-for-Physician_11.18R.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $392.00 if the license is issued between Febraury of an even year and January 31st of an odd numbered year.

    $221.00 if the license is issued between Febraury of an odd numbered year and January 31st of an even numbered year.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $171.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on January 31st of even-numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis scheduled Board meetings. All applications, fees and supplemental documentation must be received 20 days prior to the Board meeting to be considered.

  • Application Highlights

    Idaho used the Uniform Application (UA) system.

    Applications expire after  one year from the date it is received by the Board.

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $500.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $250.00

    Licenses are valid for one year.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    3-4 months, minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.idfpr.com/renewals/apply/forms/md-ac-end.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $500.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $501.00 In state resident, $750 out of state resident.

    Licenses are valid for three years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Within 30 days of the submission of the application and fees, Board staff will conduct an initial review and provide a written notification of the application status. Once the application appears in front of the Board, licensure will be issued within 72 hours.

  • Application Highlights

    Indiana accepts either the state-specific application or the Uniform Application (UA).

    FCVS Is accepted

    Applications expire after one year from the date it was received by the Board.

    https://www.in.gov/pla/3737.htm

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $250.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $200.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on October 31st of odd-numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    60-90 days, typically. March-July tends to be busier and may take longer to complete the licensure process.

  • Application Highlights

    Iowa requires applicants to complete the Uniform Application (UA) and the state-specific addendum.

    FCVS is accepted.

    If there are no concerns with the application, Board staff may issue the license. If there are further questions or concerns, the application will appear in front of the Licensure Committeee.

    https://medicalboard.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2018/05/what_to_expect_in_the_licensure_process.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $495.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $450.00 if renewed online
    $550.00 if renewed with a paper application

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire in the birth month of the physician. If the physician was born in an even-numbered year, the license will expire in even-numbered years and vice versa.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    4-8 weeks, typically. If there are no questions about the application, staff may issue the license. If there are questions, the application will be brought to the Board during the next scheduled Board meeting.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be completed online or submitted via mail.

    The Board meets in February, April, June, August, October and December.

    http://www.ksbha.org/faq/faqlicensingmd.shtml

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $350.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $330.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire on July 31st.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    60-90 days, typically. All applications must go through the Board for approval. The Board meets quarterly.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be completed online and filed with a fee at the time of submission.

    FCVS is required by the Kentucky Medical Board.

    https://kbml.ky.gov/physician/Pages/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $300.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $150.00
    Licenses must be renewed on or before April 1.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    The timeline varies from a few weeks to several months dependent on how quickly all documents are received and when the next scheduled Board meeting is. All pieces of the application must be submitted two weeks before the scheduled Board meeting.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be completed online or submitted via mail.

    FCVS is required by the Louisiana Medical Board.

    http://www.lsbme.la.gov/node/173

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $382.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $332.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire in the birth month of the physician.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    45-90 days

  • Application Highlights

    Maine requires applicants to complete the Uniform Application (UA) and a state-specific addendum. Applicants must also complete a Maine-specific jurisprudence examination that details state laws.

    FCVS is required by the Maine Medical Board.

    https://www.maine.gov/md/licensure/md-licensure.html

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $700.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $500.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire in the birth month of the physician. If the physician was born in an even-numbered year, the license will expire in even-numbered years and vice versa.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    4 months minimum
    Board meets monthly

  • Application Highlights

    Applications should be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.mbp.state.md.us/licensure_phyapp.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $790 (AMG)
    $890 (IMG)

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $512.00

    Licenses of physicians’ whose last name begins with A-L will expire during even-numbered years on September 30th. Licenses of physicians’ whose last name begins with M-Z will expire during odd-numbered years on September 30th.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    About 12 weeks between August & December and about 16 weeks between January & July.

  • Application Highlights

    Massachusetts offers a license kit that includes instructions and documentation to be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/01/25/full-license-kit.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $600.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $600.00

    Licenses are to be renewed 4 weeks prior to your birthdate.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-8 weeks minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Licenses may be submitted online.

    FCVS is accepted.

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $150 ($235 with Controlled Substance Permit) plus $62.75 background check

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $285.00

    An initial license is valid until the next license expiration date unless the
    license is issued less than 120 days prior to the expiration date and then it will carry to the
    following year. After your first renewal for a permanent license, your license will be valid for 3 years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Approximately 3 months on average.

  • Application Highlights

    Applicants may submit either a state-specific application or the Uniform Application with a state-specific addendum.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://mn.gov/boards/medical-practice/applicants/apply/

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $425.25

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $192.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire in the physician’s birth month.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    8-12 weeks minimum
    Files do not need to go to a Board meeting to be approved unless there has been disciplinary action. Board meetings are held quarterly.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be completed online.

    FCVS is accpeted.

    Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board. Most verifications require updating after 3 months.

    https://www.msbml.ms.gov/Licensure/Medical_Osteopathic/Permanent/Forms

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $550.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $200.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed annually.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2-3 months

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted by mail. Missouri offers a fillable PDF form for completion.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://pr.mo.gov/boards/healingarts/375-0457.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $75.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $125.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire on January 31st.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Upon submission of all required application documents and fees, Board staff will review the application within 30 days. If there are no concerns about the application, staff may issue the license. If there are questions about the application (considered “non-routine”), staff will request additional information and the application will appear in front of the Board. All documents must be reviewed 15 business days before the next Board meeting to be included in the agenda.

  • Application Highlights

    A state-specific application may be submitted or applicants may submit the Uniform Application (UA). If the applicant elects to submit the UA, they must also submit the FCVS. Applicants completing the state-specific application may do so online or by mail and may also use the FCVS service but are not required to do so.

    http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/Portals/133/Documents/med/CHECKLISTS/MED-PHYS-APP_License-App-Checklist.pdf?ver=2018-06-21-094617-420

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $500.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $500.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on March 31st.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Upon submission of all required application documents and fees, Board staff will review the application within 3-4 weeks. The Board does not give an estimated time for approval as each application is different.

    Should the application need to appear in front of the Board, there are set deadnlines in which applications and documentation must be submitted by: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Documents/ApplicantDeadlines.pdf

  • Application Highlights

    Nebraska offers a fillable PDF application which may be completed online and mailed to the Board.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications expire after 150 days from the date it is received by the Board.

    http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Licensure/Documents/FullMedicalApplication.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $300.00 if the license is issued dueing an odd-numbered year or during the months of January-March and September-December of an even-numbered year. If the license is issued between April and August of an even-numbered year, the feel is $75 and the license will have to be renewed by October 1st with the full $300 fee.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $300.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on October 1 of even-numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2 weeks to 60 days, on average.

  • Application Highlights

    A state-specific application may be submitted or applicants may submit the Uniform Application (UA).

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications expire after six momnths,

    http://medboard.nv.gov/Resources/FAQs/Licensing_Division/

  • Initial Licensure Fee/h4>
    $1,050.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $780.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on June 30th of odd-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    8 weeks minimum and up to 2-3 months. The Board reviews applications on a monthly basis. All components of the application must be submitted before noon on the day before the Board meeting.

  • Application Highlights

    New Hampshire requires applicant to complete the Uniform Application (UA). There are also additional documents that are required for license consideration.

    FCVS is a required component of the application process.

    https://www.oplc.nh.gov/medicine/documents/physician-instructions-addendum-affidavit.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $300.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $150.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on July 1st.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    3 months, on average

  • Application Highlights

    Applicants may complete an application online or call the New Jersey Medical Board and ask that an application packed be mailed to them.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bme/Pages/FAQ.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $840.00 if the license is issued in the second year of the registration period; $1,130.00 if the license is issued in the first year of the registration period.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $580.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on June 30th of odd-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    3 months minimum

  • Application Highlights

    There are four options to complete apply for licensure in New Mexico. 1.) Apply to the Medical Board directly; 2.) Apply through the New Mexico Hospital Services Corporation Credentials Verification Organization (HSC); 3.) Submit documentation through FCVS; 4.) Apply via the Uniform Application (UA)

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $400.00 application fee plus
    $320.00 to NMHSC

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $310.00

    Licenses are valid for one year. Renewals are due by July 1st however licenses will not be considered lapsed until September 30th.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2-4 months, on average

  • Application Highlights

    Applicants may utilize the fillable PDF and submit the application to the New York Medical Board.

    FCVS is not required for Domestic Medical Graduates but is accepted; FCVS is required for International Medical Graduates.

    http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/med/medlic.htm

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $735.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $600.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire in the birth month of the physician.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    4 months minimum. The months of March – August there is an increased number of applications being submitted and applicants should expect the process to be closer to 6 months.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.ncmedboard.org/resources-information/faqs/license_application

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $440.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $250.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire within 30 days of the physician’s birth date

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Timing varies for each application and can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

    All documentation must be submitted 3 weeks before the next Board meeting in order to be considered for approval.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.ndbom.org/practitioners/physicians/newapp/app-instructions.asp

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $240.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $205.00 is renewed online; $250.00 if renewed by mail

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    60 days, on average

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online.

    FCVS is required.

    https://www.med.ohio.gov/Apply/Physician-MD-DO#AppInstructions

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $335.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $305.00

    Licenses are valid for two years. Expiration dates depend on the first letter of the physician’s last name.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-8 weeks, on average. A Board analyst and the Board Secretrary provide initial reviews of the application. If there are no concerns about the application, Board members will be asked to review and vote on the application. Board members receive applications every other week ot vote on and it typically takes about two weeks for all Board members to submit their vote. Should there be questions about the application, it will be added to the agenda of the upcoming Board meeting.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online.

    FCVS is accepted.

    http://www.okmedicalboard.org/licensing_faq

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $302.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $200.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed annually.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    8-12 weeks, typically. Licenses are issued on a weekly basis, in the order in which they were received.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications are valid for one year before they expire.

    https://www.oregon.gov/omb/licensing/Pages/Application-Requirements-and-Instructions.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $979.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $560.00

    Licenses are valid for two years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    30-60 days, at minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications are valid for one year before they expire. There are certain sections within the application that are only valid for 6 months.

    https://www.pals.pa.gov/#/page/default

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $35.00 (AMG)
    $85.00 (IMG)

    Contact Board for cost of licensure once application has been approved.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $360.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on October 31st of even-numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    12-16 weeks minimum.

    The Board meets on a monthly basis. All documentation must be submitted 30 days before the next Board meeting in order to be considered for approval.

  • Application Highlights

    Rhode Island requires applicants to complete the Uniform Application (UA). There are also additional documents that are required for license consideration which must be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is a required component of the application process.

    http://www.health.ri.gov/publications/requirements/PhysicianApplicationRequirements.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $1,090.00 plus $200.00 if also registering for CSR

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $1090.00

    Renewal is reduced to $870.00 if state-approved training has been completed.

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on June 30th of even-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    All applications are processed within 15 business days of submission. It may take several months for the actual issuance of the license.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is a required component of the application process.

    Applications are valid for one year before they expire.

    https://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/Medical/PDF/ApplicationsForms/Instruction_Req_for_OnlineMDDOApps.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $580.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $155.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on June 30th of odd-numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-8 weeks minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online. Applicants must first “apply” for a login on the Board’s website and will then be emailed credentials to begin the process.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applicants have 120 days to complete the application process.

    http://www.sdbmoe.gov/content/physician-license-mddo

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $200.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $400.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on March 1st of odd-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-9 months, on average. Applicants will spend the majority of their time in the “pre-licensing” phase where documentation is being submitted. Once all documentation has been submitted, the applicant will move to the licensing phase, which is completed within an average of 51 days.

  • Application Highlights

    Texas uses the Uniform Application (UA).

    FCVS is accepted but is not required.

    There are some cases in which an application may be expedited, including if the applicant will be practicing in a remote, underserved area and/or will be treating Medicare/Medicaid patients.

    Applications must be completed within 15 days.

    http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/texas-medical-license-faqs

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    The licensure fee is $817.00. Additionally, there are also registration fees. The registration fees are: $468.42 if the license is issued for 2 years; $282.42 if the license is issued for one year

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $452.00

    Licenses are valid for two years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    12-16 weeks minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is accepted but not required.

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $200.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $183.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on January 31st of even-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-12 weeks, on average

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online. Portions of the Uniform Application (UA) are incorporated into the Vermont application but the UA responses are not pre-populated in the Vermont application.

    FCVS is accepted but not required.

    http://www.healthvermont.gov/systems/medical-practice-board/frequently-asked-questions

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $650.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $525.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on November 30th of even-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-12 weeks, on average

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online. The Virginia Board of Medicine discourages any supplemental documents be submitted by USPS.

    FCVS is accepted but not required.

    https://www.license.dhp.virginia.gov/apply/Forms/Medicine/MD_DO_instruct_app.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $302.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $260.00

    Licenses are valid for two years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    8-20 weeks, on average

  • Application Highlights

    Applicants may submit the Uniform Application (UA), a state-specific application or the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. All options can be completed online.

    FCVS is accepted but not required.

    https://wmc.wa.gov/licensing/applications-and-forms/physician-md-application

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $491.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $657.00

    Licenses are valid for two years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2-3 months, on average

  • Application Highlights

    West Virginia uses the Uniform Application (UA). Applications must be completed online. State-specific affidavit and addendums must be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is accepted but not required.

    If a physician holds a license in another state, the physician may be eligible for a temporary license while waiting for their permanent license to be approved. A temporary license costs $100.

    https://wvbom.wv.gov/Requirements.asp

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $400.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $400.00

    Licenses of physicians’ whose last name begins with A-L will expire during even-numbered years on June 30th. Licenses of physicians’ whose last name begins with M-Z will expire during odd-numbered years on June 30th.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    8-12 weeks, on average. Approval time may take longer during peak workloads (April-August and December-February).

  • Application Highlights

    Applicants may apply via the state-specific application or the Uniform Application (UA).

    FCVS is accepted but not required.

    Applicants may apply for predeterminination prior to submitting a full application to determine if they might be ineligible from receiving a license from Wisconsin.

    Applications expire after one year.

    https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/ApplicationProcess.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $75.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $106.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on October 31st of odd-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2-4 months, on average. Applications are reviewed at quarterly Board meetings.

  • Application Highlights

    Wyoming uses the Uniform Application (UA). Applications must be completed online. State-specific affidavit and addendums must be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is required.

    A temporary license may be issued once all application pieces have been submitted and if the phsycian meets certain requirements. There is no additional cost for a temporary license.

    Applications expire after 6 months.

    https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyomedboard/physicians/initial-physician-license-application

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $600.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $250.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire on June 30th.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-8 weeks, on average. Once an application is received, it will be added to the agenda of the next upcoming Board meeting for review. This timeline may be increased should the Board need to request further information about the application.

  • Application Highlights

    Once the application for certificate of qualification (COQ) has been submitted, the applicant will be mailed the Medical Licensure Commissiion’s application, which must be completed in order to receive an Alabama Controlled Substance Certificate. This must be returned, along with a $75 fee, within six months or the application with expire. This information must be received before a license number will be issued.

    FCVS is accepted.

    http://www.albme.org/appprocess.html

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $175.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $300.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire on December 31st of each year.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    12-14 weeks, on average. This time may be extended depending on how long it takes to receive all required documentation. Applications are reviewed at the next scheduled Board meeting. Board meetings occur quarterly.

  • Application Highlights

    FCVS & the UA are both accepted by the State of Alaska. All application documentation is valid for six months before it expires.

    In general, the Board reviews applications in the order in which they were received. However, should there be a situation that would “result in a termination of service to patients” a facility executive may request expedited review.

    https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/StateMedicalBoard/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $825.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $425.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on December 31st of even-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    10-12 weeks minimum

    The Board meets the first or second week of every other month.

  • Application Highlights

    Both application and fees may be submitted through the state’s online application system. A paper copy may also be submitted, if preferred.

    Fingerprints are required for all initial licensure applications.

    https://www.azmd.gov/Licensure/Licensure#

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $1,050.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $500.00

    Licenses are valid for two years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Each application is reviewed in the order in which it is received and the overall timeline varies based on how quickly all documentation is submitted and any other specific needs of the individual application.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may not be submitted electronically.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications expire one year after they are submitted. If there has been no communication with the Board for six months, the application will be considered void.

    https://www.armedicalboard.org/Professionals/MedicalOsteopathicDoctor.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $500.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $220.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire on the last day of the physician’s birth month

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Up to six months

  • Application Highlights

    While it may take up to six months for an application to be aproved, applicants are typically given the status of their application within 30 business days.

    The initial license fee will be prorated dependent upon when the license is issued and when it will be up for renewal.

    https://www.ombc.ca.gov/

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $249.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $437.00

    Licenses are valid for two years. Licenses renew during even years and expire on the last day of the physician’s birth month

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    60-90 days, typically. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications expire one year after they are submitted.

    If the license is approved within 120 days of the upcoming renewal deadline, the license will be issued with the next expiration date.

    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Medical_Applications

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $412.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    Fee not listed

    All physician licenses expire on April 30 of odd-numbered years. Physicians who apply for licensure close to the renewal period may wish to consider holding their applications until just after the renewal. Otherwise, they will be required to pay both the application and renewal fee in short succession.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Upon submission of a completed application, a decision on the eligibility of the applicant will be made within 3-4 weeks. Should the application be approved, all licensing documentation will be mailed to the application during the third week of the month after the license was approved.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board.

    https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing–Investigations/PLIS/Practitioner-Licensure-General-Policies-and-Procedures

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $569.75

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $575.00

    Licenses are renewed annually during the licensee’s month of birth. Renewal will be required in the first birth month that immediately follows the issuance of licensure.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    With the exception of August and December, the Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month. In order for an application to be considered at the Board meeting, the application, fee and all documentation must be submitted 10 business days prior.

  • Application Highlights

    All applications must be completed by mail and must include the non-refudable fee in order to be reviewed by the Board.

    Incomplete applications expire three months from when the application was originially filed.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice/physlicense/

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $404.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    You are notified of the amount of the renewal fee at the time of renewal.

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on March 31st of odd-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2-6 months.

    Applicants will receive a deficiency letter about 30 days after the application was received. Applicants are encouraged to not contact the licensing office until this they have gotten this letter.

    Upon application approval, it may take up to 10 business days for the license to be issued and another 7 business days for the license to arrive in the mail.

  • Application Highlights

    Electronic and paper applications are accepted. Fees must be submitted at the same time as the application.

    FCVS is heavily used and accepted. Should an applicant choose to not use the FCVS service, it may take longer for the license to be approved.

    https://flboardofmedicine.gov/licensing/medical-doctor-unrestricted/

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $705.00

    There is also an optional $100 fee for dispensing practitioners.

    This fee does not include the NICA fee.

    If the applicant is enrolled in residency or fellowship when the application is approved, the initial license fee will be reduced from $355 to $205 and the NICA fee will be waived. The license will state that the applicant is “in training” but will still be an unrestricted medical license.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $379.00

State Licensure Website
State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    15-20 business days from the time an application has been submitted and considered complete. This includes all fees and supplemental documentation.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted via mail. Applicants can use the online fillable form or complete by hand.

    Applications expire after 2 years from the date it is received by the Board.

    FCVS is not used.

    https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/files/2018/11/Require-Instruct-App-for-Osteo-Phys-Surgeon_11.18R.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $510.00 if the license is issued between July of an even year and June 30th of an odd numbered year.

    $384.00 if the license is issued between July of an odd numbered year and June 30th of an even numbered year.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $334.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on June 30th of even numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis scheduled Board meetings. All applications, fees and supplemental documentation must be received 20 days prior to the Board meeting to be considered.

  • Application Highlights

    Idaho used the Uniform Application (UA) system.

    Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board.

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $500.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $250.00

    Licenses are valid for one year.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    3-4 months, minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.idfpr.com/renewals/apply/forms/md-ac-end.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $500.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $501.00 In state resident, $750 out of state resident.

    Licenses are valid for three years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Within 30 days of the submission of the application and fees, Board staff will conduct an initial review and provide a written notification of the application status. Once the application appears in front of the Board, licensure will be issued within 72 hours.

  • Application Highlights

    Indiana accepts either the state-specific application or the Uniform Application (UA).

    FCVS Is accepted

    Applications expire after 1 year from the date it was received by the Board.

    https://www.in.gov/pla/3737.htm

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $250.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $200.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on October 31st of odd-numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    60-90 days, typically. March-July tends to be busier and may take longer to complete the licensure process.

  • Application Highlights

    Iowa requires applicants to complete the Uniform Application (UA) and the state-specific addendum.

    FCVS is accepted.

    If there are no concerns with the application, Board staff may issue the license. If there are further questions or concerns, the application will appear in front of the Licensure Committeee.

    https://medicalboard.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2018/05/what_to_expect_in_the_licensure_process.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $495.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $450.00 if renewed online
    $550.00 if renewed with a paper application

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire in the birth month of the physician. If the physician was born in an even-numbered year, the license will expire in even-numbered years and vice versa.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    4-8 weeks, typically. If there are no questions about the application, staff may issue the license. If there are questions, the application will be brought to the Board during the next scheduled Board meeting.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be completed online or submitted via mail.

    The Board meets in February, April, June, August, October and December.

    http://www.ksbha.org/faq/faqlicensingmd.shtml

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $350.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $330.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire on October 31st.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    60-90 days, typically. All applications must go through the Board for approval. The Board meets quarterly.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be completed online and filed with a fee at the time of submission.

    FCVS is required by the Kentucky Medical Board.

    https://kbml.ky.gov/physician/Pages/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $300.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $150.00

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    The timeline varies from a few weeks to several months dependent on how quickly all documents are received and when the next scheduled Board meeting is. All pieces of the application must be submitted two weeks before the scheduled Board meeting.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be completed online or submitted via mail.

    FCVS is required by the Louisiana Medical Board.

    http://www.lsbme.la.gov/node/173

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $382.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $332.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire in the birth month of the physician.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    60-90 days

  • Application Highlights

    Maine requires applicants to complete the Uniform Application (UA). An affadavit and addendum are also required.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.maine.gov/osteo/licensure/perm.htm

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $350.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $500.00

    Licenses must be renewed every two years.
    Licensees born in even-numbered years must renew their licenses by the last day of their birth month every even-numbered year.
    Licensees born in odd-numbered years must renew their licenses by the last day of their birth month every odd-numbered year.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    4 months minimum
    Board meets monthly

  • Application Highlights

    Applications should be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.mbp.state.md.us/licensure_phyapp.aspx

  • Cost

    $790 (AMG)
    $890 (IMG)

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $512.00

    Licenses of physicians’ whose last name begins with A-L will expire during even-numbered years on September 30th. Licenses of physicians’ whose last name begins with M-Z will expire during odd-numbered years on September 30th.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    About 12 weeks between August & December and about 16 weeks between January & July.

  • Application Highlights

    Massachusetts offers a license kit that includes instructions and documentation to be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/01/25/full-license-kit.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $600.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $600.00

    Licenses are valid for two years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-8 weeks minimum
    FCVS accepted. Files do not need to go to a Board meeting to be approved. Statuses can be checked online.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications expire after 2 years from the date it is received by the Board.
    Interview: Not required.

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $156 ($235 with Controlled Substance Permit) plus $62.75 background check

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $296.40

    Licenses are valid for three years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Approximately 3 months on average.

  • Application Highlights

    Applicants may submit either a state-specific application or the Uniform Application with a state-specific addendum.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://mn.gov/boards/medical-practice/applicants/apply/

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $425.25

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $192.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire in the physician’s birth month.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    8-12 weeks minimum

    Files do not need to go to a Board meeting to be approved unless there has been disciplinary action. Board meetings are held quarterly.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be completed online.

    FCVS is accpeted.

    Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board. Most verifications require updating after 3 months.

    https://www.msbml.ms.gov/Licensure/Medical_Osteopathic/Permanent/Forms

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $550.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $200.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed annually.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2-3 months

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted by mail. Missouri offers a fillable PDF form for completion.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://pr.mo.gov/boards/healingarts/375-0457.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $75.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $100.00

    Licenses must be renewed annually. All physicians with Missouri licenses must renew by January 31 of each year.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Upon submission of all required application documents and fees, Board staff will review the application within 30 days. If there are no concerns about the application, staff may issue the license. If there are questions about the application (considered “non-routine”), staff will request additional information and the application will appear in front of the Board. All documents must be reviewed 15 business days before the next Board meeting to be included in the agenda.

  • Application Highlights

    A state-specific application may be submitted or applicants may submit the Uniform Application (UA). If the applicant elects to submit the UA, they must also submit the FCVS. Applicants completing the state-specific application may do so online or by mail and may also use the FCVS service but are not required to do so.

    http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/Portals/133/Documents/med/CHECKLISTS/MED-PHYS-APP_License-App-Checklist.pdf?ver=2018-06-21-094617-420

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $500.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $500.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on March 31st.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Upon submission of all required application documents and fees, Board staff will review the application within 3-4 weeks. The Board does not give an estimated time for approval as each application is different.

    Should the application need to appear in front of the Board, there are set deadnlines in which applications and documentation must be submitted by: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Documents/ApplicantDeadlines.pdf

  • Application Highlights

    Nebraska offers a fillable PDF application which may be completed online and mailed to the Board.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications expire after 150 days from the date it is received by the Board.

    http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Licensure/Documents/FullMedicalApplication.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $300.00 if the license is issued dueing an odd-numbered year or during the months of January-March and September-December of an even-numbered year. If the license is issued between April and August of an even-numbered year, the feel is $75 and the license will have to be renewed by October 1st with the full $300 fee.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $300.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on October 1 of even-numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Applications and all supplemental documentation and fees must be subimtted 30 days before the next scheduled Board meeting to be considered on the agenda. Typical licensure approval time is 30-45 days.

  • Application Highlights

    Application must be completed online.

    FCVS is a required component of the application process.

    https://license.k3systems.com/LicensingPublic/app?page=NewApplication&service=page

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $650.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $450.00

    Licenses are valid for one year.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    8 weeks minimum and up to 2-3 months. The Board reviews applications on a monthly basis. All components of the application must be submitted before noon on the day before the Board meeting.

  • Application Highlights

    New Hampshire requires applicant to complete the Uniform Application (UA). There are also additional documents that are required for license consideration.

    FCVS is a required component of the application process.

    https://www.oplc.nh.gov/medicine/documents/physician-instructions-addendum-affidavit.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $300.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $150.00

    Licenses are valid for one year.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    3 months, on average

  • Application Highlights

    Applicants may complete an application online or call the New Jersey Medical Board and ask that an application packed be mailed to them.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bme/Pages/FAQ.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $840.00 if the license is issued in the second year of the registration period; $1,130.00 if the license is issued in the first year of the registration period.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $580.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on June 30th of odd-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-12 weeks minimum
    Once the file is complete, the Board will issue a license within approximately 15 days of approval.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be mailed in. New Mexico does not accept copies of any application materials and all documents must be the original.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board.

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $400.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $200.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed annually.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2-4 months, on average

  • Application Highlights

    Applicants may utilize the fillable PDF and submit the application to the New York Medical Board.

    FCVS is not required for Domestic Medical Graduates but is accepted; FCVS is required for International Medical Graduates.

    http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/med/medlic.htm

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $735.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $600.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire in the birth month of the physician.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    4 months minimum. The months of March – August there is an increased number of applications being submitted and applicants should expect the process to be closer to 6 months.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.ncmedboard.org/resources-information/faqs/license_application

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $440.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $250.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire within 30 days of the physician’s birth date

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    Timing varies for each application and can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

    All documentation must be submitted 3 weeks before the next Board meeting in order to be considered for approval.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.ndbom.org/practitioners/physicians/newapp/app-instructions.asp

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $240.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $205.00 if renewed online; $250.00 if renewed by mail

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    60 days, on average

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online.

    FCVS is required.

    https://www.med.ohio.gov/Apply/Physician-MD-DO#AppInstructions

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $335.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $305.00

    Licenses are valid for two years. Expiration dates depend on the first letter of the physician’s last name.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    3-4 months minimum

    The Board meets quarterly to review applications. All pieces of the application must be submitted by the first day of the month that the Board meeting will be held or the application will not be reviewed during the meeting.

  • Application Highlights

    Oklahoma uses the Uniform Application (UA). Applicants must also complete the Pre-Licensing Packet specific to Oklahoma.

    FCVS is accepted.

    https://www.ok.gov/osboe/documents/UA%20Packet%202018%2008%2006.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $575.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $225.00

    Licenses are valid for one year.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    8-12 weeks, typically. Licenses are issued on a weekly basis, in the order in which they were received.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications are valid for one year before they expire.

    https://www.oregon.gov/omb/licensing/Pages/Application-Requirements-and-Instructions.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $979.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $560.00

    Licenses are valid for two years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    30-60 days, at minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applications are valid for one year before they expire. There are certain sections within the application that are only valid for 6 months.

    https://www.pals.pa.gov/#/page/default

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $45.00

    Contact Board for cost of licensure once application has been approved.

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $200.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on December 31st of even-numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    12-16 weeks minimum.

    The Board meets on a monthly basis. All documentation must be submitted 30 days before the next Board meeting in order to be considered for approval.

  • Application Highlights

    Rhode Island requires applicants to complete the Uniform Application (UA). There are also additional documents that are required for license consideration which must be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is a required component of the application process.

    http://www.health.ri.gov/publications/requirements/PhysicianApplicationRequirements.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $1,090.00 plus $200.00 if also registering for CSR

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $1090.00

    Renewal is reduced to $870.00 if state-approved traning has been completed.

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on June 30th of even-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    All applications are processed within 15 business days of submission. It may take several months for the actual issuance of the license.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is a required component of the application process.

    Applications are valid for one year before they expire.

    https://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/Medical/PDF/ApplicationsForms/Instruction_Req_for_OnlineMDDOApps.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $580.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $155.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on June 30th of odd-numbered years

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-8 weeks minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online. Applicants must first “apply” for a login on the Board’s website and will then be emailed credentials to begin the process.

    FCVS is accepted.

    Applicants have 120 days to complete the application process.

    http://www.sdbmoe.gov/content/physician-license-mddo

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $200.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $400.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on March 1st of odd-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    6-9 months, on average. Applicants will spend the majority of their time in the “pre-licensing” phase where documentation is being submitted. Once all documentation has been submitted, the applicant will move to the licensing phase, which is completed within an average of 51 days.

  • Application Highlights

    Texas uses the Uniform Application (UA).

    FCVS is accepted but is not required.

    There are some cases in which an application may be expedited, including if the applicant will be practicing in a remote, underserved area and/or will be treating Medicare/Medicaid patients.

    Applications must be completed within 15 days.

    http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/texas-medical-license-faqs

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    The licensure fee is $817.00. Additionally, there are also registration fees. The registration fees are: $468.42 if the license is issued for 2 years; $282.42 if the license is issued for one year

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $452.00

    Licenses are valid for two years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    12-16 weeks minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Applications may be submitted online or via mail.

    FCVS is required.

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $200.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $183.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on May 31st of even-numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    The average timeframe for the licensing/certification process is six to 12 weeks. Once the online application has been completed, and all required documentation has been received, the Board will approve the license/certification at the next scheduled board meeting.

  • Application Highlights

    FCVS & UA are accepted but not required.

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $500.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $350.00

    Licenses are valid for two years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    3-4 months, minimum

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be submitted online. The Virginia Board of Medicine discourages any supplemental documents be submitted by USPS.

    FCVS is accepted but not required.

    https://www.license.dhp.virginia.gov/apply/Forms/Medicine/MD_DO_instruct_app.pdf

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $302.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $270

    Licenses are valid for one year, and renewed at the birth month, even-numbered year.

State Licensure Website
State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    On average 2-3 months.

  • Application Highlights

    Applications must be completed online and filed with a fee at the time of submission.

    FCVS is accepted but not required.

    Interviews are required. Applicants will be notified once their application is considered complete so they can schedule their interview. Interviews can be held in Charleston, Vienna and Weirton.

    https://www.wvbdosteo.org/licensing/do/apply/

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $400.00 + 2.25% processing fee

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $200.00
    Licenses are valid for one year and the renewal period begins on May 1st.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    8-12 weeks, on average. Approval time may take longer during peak workloads (April-August and December-February).

  • Application Highlights

    Applicants may apply via the state-specific application or the Uniform Application (UA).

    FCVS is accepted but not required.

    Applicants may apply for predeterminination prior to submitting a full application to determine if they might be ineligible from receiving a license from Wisconsin.

    Applications expire after one year.

    https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/ApplicationProcess.aspx

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $75.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $141.00

    Licenses are valid for two years and expire on 2/28 of even numbered years.

State Licensure Website
  • Length of Time to Receive License

    2-4 months, on average. Applications are reviewed at quarterly Board meetings.

  • Application Highlights

    Wyoming uses the Uniform Application (UA). Applications must be completed online. State-specific affidavit and addendums must be submitted via mail.

    FCVS is required.

    A temporary license may be issued once all application pieces have been submitted and if the phsycian meets certain requirements. There is no additional cost for a temporary license.

    Applications expire after 6 months.

    https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyomedboard/physicians/initial-physician-license-application

  • Initial Licensure Fee

    $600.00

  • Renewal Fee & Schedule

    $250.00

    Licenses are valid for one year and expire on June 30th.

*The information on this page is provided as a guide to assist you with high level information and is not 100% comprehensive. Visa status, state updates and other factors may impact the information provided. Please visit the state website for the state you are applying for to ensure you have all of the correct information.