Apply for my Physician Limited License

Here are the requirements and next steps to apply for an initial Limited License.

Board of Registration in Medicine

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A Limited license is issued to physicians accepted and enrolled in post-graduate training programs in Massachusetts health care facilities.  

All such training must be done in ACGME accredited programs, or in a subspecialty clinical fellowship program in a training facility that has an approved program in the parent specialty. 

To apply, you must first receive an invitation and an invite code from your training facility.  You will not be able to initiate an application without the invite code.

A physician who holds or who has ever held a full Massachusetts license is not eligible for a limited license.

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.  Although not required, physicians applying for a Massachusetts Limited license may complete an initial application with FCVS at 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 their 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 Limited License

Name Fee Unit
Initial Limited Physician License $100 each

How to apply   Apply for my Physician Limited License

You may apply online by creating an account on our license management system at, selecting the "Physician Limited License" card, and clicking "Start Application". 

You will find detailed instructions to guide you through the application process. You will be able to upload signed and notarized documents, and pay the application fee via Credit Card or ACH transfer.  Should you already have an FCVS profile, you may import information directly from FCVS. 

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.

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Board of Registration in Medicine
178 Albion Street, Suite 330, Wakefield, MA 01880

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