Licensing Map

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  • Full license timeframe
  • Full License Fee
  • Locum /Temp license
  • Board meeting
  • State controlled substance (CSR)
  • FCVS
  • Background Check
  • 10 year state (SPEX)
  • PDMP
  • Offers expedited
  • Copy of physical license sent to provider
  • Notes
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  • Alabama
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $175
  • Neither
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • To obtain application: $20 fee with request letter to board. Criminal background check: $65
  • Arizona *
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $500.00
  • LT
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Additonal $500.00 license fee, once license is ready to be issued. If there has been a disciplinary action against the doctor, the board has up to 120 days to review file. Locum License only good for 180 consecutive days.
  • Arizona DO
  • 3-6 months
  • $400
  • Temp
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • License application fees: up to $1556. A letter from the sponsoring physician for whom the locum is covering is required for a Locum License.
  • Arkansas
  • 8-10 weeks
  • $500.00
  • Temp
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • California *
  • 4-6 months
  • $1,299.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Fingerprints: may require livescan. Application fee: $491 License fee: $808
  • California DO
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $249.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Colorado
  • 8-10 weeks
  • $390.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Board Meeting: no meeting required, unless there is malprac less than 5 yrs old
  • Connecticut
  • 6-12 Weeks
  • $569.75
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Once license file is complete with board, processing can be 1-20 days
  • Delaware
  • 8-10 Weeks
  • $404.00
  • Neither
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • District of Columbia
  • 8-10 Weeks
  • $805.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • App fee: $305 License fee: $500. Background check $50 plus Live Scan is now required.
  • Florida *
  • 8-10 Weeks
  • $955.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Once all verifications are received, file goes into a 2nd review. Issues in 1-3 days (pending the board rep). If there are any issues in the file, goes to a board meeting. Livescan required. App fee: $500 License fee: $429 NICA fee: $250. Additional $100 if selling pharmaceuticals in the office- Fee can be up to $1,279
  • Florida DO
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $755.00
  • Temp
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • "Optional $100 fee to Dispense controlled substances for a total of $855. Live Scan Background check. Offers a Temp cerificate to practive in an area of critical need, fee: $729"
  • Georgia
  • 8 - 10 weeks
  • $500.00
  • Temp
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • • Temp license fee: $150.00.
    • License is issued within 24 hours after board meeting
  • Hawaii
  • 2-3 Months
  • $392.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • License Fees vary from even or odd calendar year: $392.00 Even. $221.00 Odd
  • Illinois
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $500.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Indiana
  • 4-6 weeks
  • $250.00
  • Temp
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • License is issued Immediately after all is received. CSR can be applied for at same time, but is issued 1-2 weeks after Medical License. Temp fee: $350, valid for 90 days
  • Iowa
  • 2-3 months
  • $495.00
  • Temp
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • License is issued immidiately after all is received,. Uniform Application online. Temp fee $145
  • Kansas
  • 8-10 weeks
  • $350.00
  • Temp
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • App fee: $300 + NPDB: $3 + Background Check: $47. Livescan may be an option
  • Kentucky
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $300.00
  • Temp
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Temp permits are included in the regular application fee and is unrestricted-issued for 6 months.
  • Louisiana
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $382.00
  • Neither
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Online
  • Maine *
  • 8-10 weeks
  • $700.00
  • Temp and Emergency
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Temp(6 months)/Emergency(100 days): $300: 1-2 weeks processing time. Apply for temp endorsement on a license that will not expire for at least the next 6 months. Requires notarized copied of certificates. Board rep will request reference from the last 3 places physician has worked at. To assist board rep, provide as much contact info as possible for those 3 employment locations. All aspects of examinations (FLEX, NBME, USMLE) have to be taken and passed within 7 years - if passing falls out of these guidelines candidate can appeal directly to the board.
  • Maine DO
  • 8-10 weeks/li>
  • $350.00
  • LT
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • LT license Fee: $200
  • Maryland
  • 2-3 months
  • $790.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • As of OCT 1, 2016 background checks and fingerprints are required, $32.75 BC, $20 FP $790.00 AMG $890.00 IMG 60 days before you can contact the board about status inquiries; 120 days to process.
  • Massachusetts
  • 6-8 months
  • $600.00
  • Temp
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Temp: $250 for 9 months
  • Michigan *
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $360.55
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Mail time: 2 weeks. Controlled substance: $237.35, License fee: $151.50. Expedited: available if physician has been working more than 10 years. Background check & verification of other licenses require.
  • Michigan DO
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $367.70
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Controlled substance: $85.85, License fee: $151.50
  • Minnesota
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $425.25
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • The board has authorized issuance of a full license or registration for a regulated professional upon verification that the applicant satisfactorily demonstrates that all minimum requirements have been met. Because a full license or registration no longer requires ratification at a meeting of the board, issuance of a temporary credential is unnecessary.
  • Mississippi
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $550.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Interview and open book exam required. Fingerprints are done at the interview
  • Missouri
  • 4-6 weeks
  • $75.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Temp: $25
  • Montana
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $500
  • Neither
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Nebraska
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $350.00
  • LT
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • LT license: $100, 2-4 weeks processing time. Board meeting may be required for PERM license"
  • Nevada *
  • 3-4 months
  • $1,425.00
  • LT
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • LT permit: $515. Board meeting may be required for PERM license. If Physician is not board certified, still applicable for licensure, but board will require them to appear before the board in person.
  • Nevada DO
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $650.00
  • LT
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Licenses issued between January 1 and June 30 will have to pay the full fee: $670.00. Licenses issued between July 1 and November 30 fee: $370.00
  • New Hampshire
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $300.00
  • Both
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • LT License Fee $150.00 (9 days) - the ""active"" license you verify and the license has to be active for the full 100 days. Temp License Fee: $50.00. Temp timeframe:1-2 weeks - the active" license you verify and the license has to be active for the full 6 months.
  • New Jersey
  • 2-3 months
  • $325.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Additional fee of $17.50 is required for fingerprints
  • New Mexico *
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $400.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Online Uniform Application. Fingerprints must be submitted before application is taken into review.
  • New Mexico DO
  • 8-10 weeks
  • $400.00
  • Temp
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Any applicant with prior, current or pending disciplinaryaction must have a face-to-face interview before the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting Board meeting may be required for PERM license
  • New York
  • 4-6 weeks
  • $735.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No/Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • • Licensing Timeframes vary for AMG vs IMG graduates:
    • AMG: 4-6 weeks; IMG: 10-12 weeks
    • IMG'S ARE REQUIRED TO USE FCVS TO OBTAIN THEIR NY LICENSE - AMERICAN GRADS DO NOT HAVE TO USE FCVS
  • North Dakota
  • 4-6 weeks
  • $205.00
  • Both
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • LT license timeframe: 30 days. $205.00 (ONLINE APP). $200 (PAPER APP)
  • Ohio
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $308.50
  • Neither
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • • Expedited license Fee: $1000.00
    • OH license files go to pre-approval (if complete) on the 2nd Wednesday each month. If approved, license is issued, and shows up online by that Friday or following Monday.
  • Oklahoma *
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $500.00
  • Temp
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Online
  • Temp license fee: $250.00
  • Oklahoma DO
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $575.00
  • Neither
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Oregon
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $979.00
  • Both
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • •Licenses are granted weekly.
    •Licenses are usually issued within one week after completion of the initial registration process.
    •When your license is granted, you will receive a certificate of registration, a wallet license card and a formal engrossed license.
    •Once granted, a license can be verified immediately through the Board's license verification webpage.
  • Pennsylvania *
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $85.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • License fee's vary for AMG vs IMG graduates: $35.00 AMG. $85.00 IMG
  • Pennsylvania DO
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $45.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Rhode Island
  • 2-6 weeks
  • $1,090.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Application fee: $1090 Controlled substance fee: $200
  • South Carolina
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $580.00
  • Temp
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • licensing timeframes: 6-8 weeks for AMG; 10-12 weeks for IMG
  • South Dakota
  • 4-6 weeks
  • $243.25
  • Temp
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Temp license timeframe: 3-5 weeks. Background check: $43.25
  • Tennessee *
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $410.00
  • LT
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Can not apply for BOTH Locums and Perm.
  • Tennessee DO
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $410.00
  • LT
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Texas
  • 4-6 months
  • $1,286.24
  • Neither
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Utah *
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $200.00
  • Temp
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Board meeting may be required for PERM license
  • Utah DO
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $200.00
  • Temp
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Virginia
  • 3-4 months
  • $302.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Vermont *
  • 10-12 weeks
  • $650.00
  • Neither
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Vermont DO
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $500.00
  • Temp
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Temp fee: $50
  • Washington *
  • 8-12 weeks
  • $491.00
  • Temp
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Temp license are only available for medical school graduates who graduated PRIOR to July 28, 1985 and have a license in the any of the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. Graduates who graduated AFTER July 28, 1985 are eligible for the temp if they have a license already in the following states: CT, ME, MI, NV, NH
  • Washington DO
  • 6-8 weeks
  • $441.00
  • Temp-see state notes for details
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • • Temp license are only available for medical school graduates who graduated PRIOR to July 28, 1985 and have a license in the any of the following states: : Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
    • Graduates who graduated AFTER July 28, 1985 are eligible for the temp if they have a license already in the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, and New Hampshire
  • West Virginia *
  • 2-3 months
  • $400.00
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • West Virginia DO
  • 4-6 weeks
  • $400.00
  • Neither
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Wisconsin
  • 2-3 weeks
  • $75.00
  • LT
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Wyoming
  • 4-6 weeks
  • $600.00
  • Temp
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Temp issued once all verifications are in (not including FCVS) Perm issued at board meeting - Temp license 8mailed to DR same day as issued/li>
The data provided here is drawn from the the state laws and regulations as of 09/21/2020, but to find more in-depth and accurate details, please visit each state board’s website.
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