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Apply for my Physician Full License
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What you need for Apply for my Physician Full License
A full license allows a physician to practice medicine independently.
Effective January 1, 2020, all full license applicants must provide the Board with primary source verification of their core credentials through the FCVS. Applicants must complete both the Massachusetts Full License Application AND have a completed FCVS Physician Profile.
FCVS verifies documents related to a physician’s identity, medical education (including ECFMG, if applicable), postgraduate training and examination history directly from the primary source. Physicians applying for a Massachusetts full license must either complete an initial application with FCVS at https://www.fsmb.org/fcvs/ or, if there is an existing FCVS profile, check to see if the FCVS profile must be updated. Physician applicants must designate the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine to receive the FCVS “Medical Professional Information Profile”.
For a description of the license requirements and fees, see Licensing Fees and Eligibility Requirements.
Fees for Apply for my Physician Full License
|Initial Full Physician License||$600||each|
How to apply Apply for my Physician Full License
You may apply online by creating an account on our license management system at medboard.mass.gov, selecting the "Physician Full License" card, and clicking "Start Application".
You will find detailed instructions to guide you through the application process. You will be able to import information directly from FCVS, upload signed and notarized documents, and pay the application fee via Credit Card or ACH transfer.
After submittal, you may view the status of your application, and interact with Board staff as needed to complete the licensing process.
Please see the Tutorial Videos below to assist you in submitting your application.
Although we encourage all applicants to apply online, you may request a paper application by calling the Board at 781-876-8230.
Please note that submitting a paper application may lead to SIGNIFICANT additional processing times for the review and approval of your license.